Mound Key: Island of Indians, Pirates, Cults, and Goats
Nov16

Mound Key: Island of Indians, Pirates, Cults, and Goats

After the Spanish exploration years, Mound Key would become home to pirates, Cuban fisherman, early American pioneers, and even a religious utopian cult know as Koreshanity lead by Cyrus Teed. It would be the remaining members of this cult who would eventually give the land over to the State of Florida where it has become a Archaeological State Park

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$16 for a 2 Carat Diamond?
Nov08

$16 for a 2 Carat Diamond?

A family visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas has made a lucky find. The world’s only diamond producing site where the public can search and keep the gems they find costs a mere $8 entry fee.

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Why I Hate Machu Picchu
Aug03

Why I Hate Machu Picchu

The backdrop of Machu Picchu has become something like a “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign where tourists continue to take the monotonous iconic selfie in front of the long lost city which is now heavily dotted with the brightly colored clothing of tourists much like the lights on a Christmas tree. The whole Machu Picchu experience has sadly become no more authentic then shaking hands with Elvis in Sin City.

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Mungo: A Journey into Australia’s Past
Aug02

Mungo: A Journey into Australia’s Past

A place truly out of this world, so much so that it looks like the surface of the moon, Lake Mungo has acted like a time capsule allowing us to take a peek into Australia’s historic past. Staring out at the Walls of China section of Mungo National Park, its hard not to feel a sense of the nearly 2,000 generations of its native peoples that have called it home. The Walls take on incredibly beautiful colors at sunset so a drive out to the lookout at that time is highly recommended.

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Amber: The World’s Sappiest Discoveries
Jun21

Amber: The World’s Sappiest Discoveries

Amber, highly prized by humans for centuries and dreaded by insects for millions of years. Highly revered for centuries, amber is now serving valuable for another reason. It acts as a time capsule preserving life forms in incredible detail which existed hundreds of millions of years ago.

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