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Half the fun of this project is finding the objects to go in it. Seashells are one of the best and easiest things to put down into candles—what a great way to remember that vacation to the beach. You don’t need a lot. Just a few items will go a long way. Take a look at how to make these beach-themed nature candles.

Supplies: Jar, candle gel, wick, sand, seashells, candle scent

Ages: 6 and up

Time: 20 minutes

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Oct 14, 2014

In honor of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of nine haunted hikes across the country that you should know about. If you’re into getting spooked, be sure to add these places to your hiking wish list:

Photos by David Mullally

 

National Dog Week sounded like just another Hallmark card moment until I followed the thread of links back in time to before the Great Depression. Some accounts trace National Dog Week to a group of dog fanciers and sportsmen who advocated for better dog care and laws to protect our furry four-legged friends. The core objective outlined in their educational campaign over eighty years ago still serves as building blocks for many of today’s non-profit animal guardians. Who can dispute the need for good homes, eliminating strays through education, treating our beloved companions and protectors with consideration, promoting fair laws that protect dogs and humans while respecting non-dog owners.

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Photos by David S. Mullally

On a whim, a paragraph about dog-friendly Lake Mary led us from Carmel, California, over Yosemite’s Tioga Pass to a place called “Mammoth.” We checked into historic Tamarack Lodge on Twin Lakes as darkness silhouetted the granitic Mammoth Crest and looming Mammoth Mountain against the glittering dome of stars.

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Photos by David S. Mullally

One minute I’m on a plane from Monterey, California to Lima, Peru, and the next I’m standing at the foot of a waterfall in the highest tropical mountain range in the world with a rope around my waist.

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Sep 19, 2014

Boise’s outdoor scene might be best known for its prolific mountain biking trails scattered across the city’s many hillsides, but the hiking trails are equally spectacular. During a recent visit to Boise, a friend introduced me to a trailhead tucked into a neighborhood close to the Crane Creek Country Club. I believe the area is one of those “you don’t know about it unless someone tells you about it” kind of places.

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Sep 19, 2014

More info about the Truth About Nature Contest:

WIN A SCHOOL VISIT!

Be a hero at your school! Award-winning authors, Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer, are giving away a free school visit along with free copies of their new book, THE TRUTH ABOUT NATURE! All you have to do is enter a video or photo between September 22, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

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Jul 08, 2014

After being intrigued by Southern California’s Catalina Island for over thirty years, we finally set the course for the only privately owned island of the eight Channel Islands, seven of which are National Park. Once I deciphered the seasonal ferry schedule, it was a smooth 45-minute journey aboard the Catalina Express catamaran.

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Jun 26, 2014

Mmmm, nothing says summer like ice cream on a hot day. Making your own ice cream is something everyone should try at least once. With this method, you don’t need any machinery at all. You just need energy. Best of all, after you work up a sweat, you can reward yourself with a yummy, cool treat.

 

Easy Ice Cream Recipe

Serving size: 2

1 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon chocolate or strawberry syrup

Ice cubes

Rock salt

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