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

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Mungo: A Journey into Australia’s Past Mungo: A Journey into Australia’s Past
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 tak ...

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Amber: The World’s Sappiest Discoveries Amber: The World’s Sappiest Discoveries
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 valua ...

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Why I Hate Machu Picchu Why I Hate Machu Picchu
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 ico ...

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Borneo : Highlights of an Untamed Island Borneo : Highlights of an Untamed Island
Borneo : Highlights of an Untamed Island

Few places on earth can match the biodiversity and rugged beauty of Borneo. The third largest island in the world, Borneo is home to some extraordi ...

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$16 for a 2 Carat Diamond? $16 for a 2 Carat Diamond?
$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 c ...

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

Posted by on 1:12 am in Featured, Fossils & Archaeology, North America | 10 comments

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?

Posted by on 5:08 pm in Fossils & Archaeology, North America, Outdoor Recreation | 0 comments

$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

Posted by on 8:22 am in Featured, Fossils & Archaeology, South America | 33 comments

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

Posted by on 8:05 am in Australia & New Zealand, Featured, Fossils & Archaeology | 0 comments

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

Posted by on 5:19 am in Featured, Fossils & Archaeology | 0 comments

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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Borneo : Highlights of an Untamed Island

Posted by on 9:35 am in Asia, Featured, Fossils & Archaeology, Wildlife & Nature | 0 comments

Borneo : Highlights of an Untamed Island

Few places on earth can match the biodiversity and rugged beauty of Borneo. The third largest island in the world, Borneo is home to some extraordinary animals and plants that live in one of the oldest rainforests on earth. New species are continually being discovered in this magical place even today.

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