Seven magnificant stargazing destinations stargazing

Seven magnificant stargazing destinations

Stargazing is something we do every day, almost without thinking about it, and yet it’s also one of the most transcendent experiences in the world, an activity that enables us to gaze into the reaches of space and the wonders of the universe. Here are seven of the world’s most magnificent stargazing destinations.

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Hillary Clinton’s Forerunners Victoria Woodhull.

Hillary Clinton’s Forerunners

Hillary Clinton made no small amount of history in becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. But here are some of her forerunners – women who who put the first cracks in that glass ceiling.

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Birth of Democracy road trip U.S. Capitol building

Birth of Democracy road trip

A road trip that explores the birth of democracy in the U.S. From Massachusetts to Virginia, this journey will take you to historic sites that played a key role in the country’s founding and in the formation of a new American government.

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Travel Photography

Riel World photo – Mt. Sinai, Egypt

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Two Bedouin men lead their camels down the mountainside at Mt. Sinai in Egypt.

Aug 19, 2016 8:05

American Road Trips

Birth of Democracy road trip

U.S. Capitol building

A road trip that explores the birth of democracy in the U.S. From Massachusetts to Virginia, this journey will take you to historic sites that played a key role in the country’s founding and in the formation of a new American government.

Jul 18, 2016 17:00

7 Spectacular Places

Seven magnificant stargazing destinations

stargazing

Stargazing is something we do every day, almost without thinking about it, and yet it’s also one of the most transcendent experiences in the world, an activity that enables us to gaze into the reaches of space and the wonders of the universe. Here are seven of the world’s most magnificent stargazing destinations.

Aug 2, 2016 12:08

Dispatches from History

Hillary Clinton’s Forerunners

Victoria Woodhull.

Hillary Clinton made no small amount of history in becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. But here are some of her forerunners – women who who put the first cracks in that glass ceiling.

Jul 28, 2016 12:54

Recent Articles

Riel World photo – Mt. Sinai, Egypt

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Two Bedouin men lead their camels down the mountainside at Mt. Sinai in Egypt.

Riel World photo – Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera House at sunset. I love the way the orange colors of dusk play off the angles of the Opera House.

Seven magnificant stargazing destinations

stargazing

Stargazing is something we do every day, almost without thinking about it, and yet it’s also one of the most transcendent experiences in the world, an activity that enables us to gaze into the reaches of space and the wonders of the universe. Here are seven of the world’s most magnificent stargazing destinations.

Hillary Clinton’s Forerunners

Victoria Woodhull.

Hillary Clinton made no small amount of history in becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. But here are some of her forerunners – women who who put the first cracks in that glass ceiling.

Stephen King on Writing

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Stephen King knows a thing or two about writing and he wrote a pretty good book on the subject. Here are 20 of King’s “rules for writers.”

Ghostwriting, Politics and Donald Trump

Ghostwriting

Since I follow politics closely and have also done some ghostwriting, I was intrigued to discover this recent story in which Donald Trump’s ghostwriter for his best-selling book, “The Art of the Deal,” essentially apologizes for his role in helping to create the mythology of Trump.

Seven intriguing attractions for baseball fans

Field of Dreams site

If you’re a baseball aficionado, it might be time to explore the sport at a few intriguing but under-the-radar destinations. Here are seven less well-known places where you can experience the history and wonder of baseball.

Riel World photo – Shaba Reserve, Kenya

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During an early morning game drive in Kenya we spotted a solitary giraffe, shortly after dawn, nibbling leaves for breakfast.

Birth of Democracy road trip

U.S. Capitol building

A road trip that explores the birth of democracy in the U.S. From Massachusetts to Virginia, this journey will take you to historic sites that played a key role in the country’s founding and in the formation of a new American government.

Pink flamingos in Kenya

Lake Nakuru flamingos

We stood there for long minutes on the edge of the lake, thousands of pink flamingos forming a dreamlike picture in front of us, and we breathed in the sweet smell of rain on a warm African afternoon.

Riel World photo: How big are the Egyptian pyramids?

Great Pyramid Cairo

Pretty big, actually. Check out these two photos for a view of the size of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

Wintry travel experiences

northern lights

Winter offers some unique travel opportunities that aren’t available at other times of the year. Lonely Planet just published a list of seven favorite winterland marvels.

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