America's national parks have a storied history that rivals their stunning beauty. The formations in these lands range from windswept caves and river-forged valleys, to savage coastlines and some of the world's highest peaks. There are glaciers and deserts, and a myriad of flora and fauna that thrive amidst these wild expanses of Earth. Stacker compiled a list of 50 vintage photographs that show the magic of these areas and the wonders which greeted early American explorers. Stretching from sea to shining sea, America's national parks have been protected through a series of laws, which ensure they will be available for all future generations to enjoy. Though easily accessible in the modern age of fast-paced transport, many of these wild lands were only accessible by foot when early explorers discovered their natural wonders. Beginning with the Yosemite Valley Grant Act, signed by Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864, the Yosemite Valley and surrounding lands became the first … [Read more...] about 50 Vintage Photos That Show the Beauty of America’s National Parks
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Like good books, travel-themed board games take your eyes off your screen and your mind far away. They’re about more than winning. They’re departure points, capturing a bit of the beauty, history and spirit of the places in which they’re set, provoking questions and talk of future trips. With the games below – one for each day of the week – you can immerse yourself in Renaissance Florence, visit hot springs in Edo-period Japan, help design the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, wind your way through a bazaar in Istanbul and trek across national parks like Acadia and Canyonlands. This, of course, is not an exhaustive list. There are all sorts of travel games inspired by landmarks, train rides and hotels. To discover more, check out BoardGameGeek , a searchable database with descriptions, reviews, user ratings and photos. READ: 5 games to play on video chat during the stay-home period You may also want to Google games that have won Spiel des Jahres awards, created in the 1970s … [Read more...] about Roll the dice: 7 board games that let you play around the world
Are dating apps even for love anymore, or are we just messing around on them the same way we do on Snapchat and Instagram? The answer is complicated — just like the relationships that often spring from these apps. There are still plenty of people out there in search of the perfect match, but the dating app Hater , which matches people based on the things they mutually dislike, has discovered an interesting trend among its users. Brendan Alper, the app's founder and CEO, told Mashable he'd recently noticed that a lot of them just don’t seem to care where their potential matches are located — because they have no intention of ever meeting them IRL. SEE ALSO: Hater, the app that lets you find love based on what you hate When the app first launched back in February, it got a lot of international attention, with people signing up in many different countries. There weren’t always enough users in any given region, so the app expanded the radius for people in those areas, … [Read more...] about Are dating apps the new social networks?
Trying delicious Pho Hanoi . See the great wildebeest migration in Africa's Serengeti National Park. Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean Sea from Santorini, one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Feed swimming pigs in Exuma, in the Bahamas. Snap the ultimate tourist shot at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Taste some of the best pizza in the world in Naples, Italy. Get lost in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey. Ride a dogsled through the backcountry of Sweden. Stay at the luxurious OberoiUdaivilas in Udaipur, India, which we named the best hotel in the world. Spend a night cozied up in an ice hotel, like the Ice Hotel Romania in the Fagaras Mountains near Bucharest. Stare into the so-called "Door to Hell," a burning natural gas field, in Derweze, Turkmenistan. Dive with whale sharks and manta rays off the coast of … [Read more...] about Pho among Business Insider’s top 100 lifetime experience
PHOENIX: Over 2,000 people were evacuated from three large wildfires in Arizona on Thursday (Jun 18) as dry conditions and gusty winds whipped blazes across the US Southwest. Over 1,500 residents fled small communities in mountains about 80km northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, as a wildfire grew to an area larger than the city of Detroit overnight, fire officials reported. Firefighters battling the Bush Fire faced gusting winds, low relative humidity and triple-digit temperatures as flames leaped through ponderosa pine, pinon and juniper in the Tonto National Forest. The fire, which began with a vehicle blaze, was the largest of 37 fires burning in the United States at 46,515 hectares and already the seventh largest in Arizona history, according to National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and National Weather Service (NWS) data. "We have hotter temperatures approaching," said Marvin Percha, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Phoenix, forecasting above-average … [Read more...] about Thousands evacuated in Arizona as wildfires scorch US Southwest
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday over a set of Arizona voting restrictions alleged to be racially discriminatory in a dispute that could set the most important voting rights precedent in nearly a decade. A potentially landmark ruling in coming months may determine whether a suite of voting curbs working their way through GOP state legislatures across the country will survive legal scrutiny before the pivotal 2022 midterms and the next race for the White House. For the 6-3 conservative majority court, the case marks a first chance to define the sweep of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). That provision, Section 2, makes it illegal to enact laws that place an unequal burden on the franchise of racial minorities. ADVERTISEMENT Civil rights groups say it’s crucial that the justices use the Arizona case to give a robust reading to Section 2 in light of a past Supreme Court ruling that narrowed safeguards for minority voters. “It is imperative that … [Read more...] about Supreme Court faces landmark challenge on voting rights