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Expert advice: See a bear, make some noise




GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK — Bill Stiver, a wildlife biologist at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, wants me to do something that goes against every outdoor-loving fiber of my body. If I’m lucky enough to see a black bear, the … Continue reading






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NPS Rangers Share Parks’ Secrets




CNN.com is running a summer series featuring recommendations from National Park Service rangers about the parks they serve, which is a very cool idea. Here’s a link to an installment about my favorite, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee … Continue reading






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Head South for Holiday Lights, Travel Writers Say




Half of the 10 destinations the Society of American Travel Writers recommends for holiday lights are in the Southeast. SATW members compiled a list of 10 destinations with light-up-the-night displays that might be lesser known than destinations such as Times … Continue reading






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