By Alicia Robinson | [email protected] | The Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm | UPDATED: June 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm To celebrate reaching a milestone or finishing a big project, some people high-five each other. That familiar airborne hand slap is how hundreds of visitors to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine commemorated the opening of new walking and biking trails on Saturday, June 15. With a slight height difference, Irvine Police Sergeants Sean-Paul Crawford, left, and Bob Smith, continue the high-five chain during the Great High Five and Bosque Celebration at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The event marked the opening of the Upper Bee and Bosque nature areas and trails with an attempt to break the Guinness record for longest high-five chain. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) James Webster, 4, in red, receives a high-five as he continues the chain with his dad Chris, little brother David, 2, and … [Read more...] about New trails are open at the Orange County Great Park? High five!
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Susan R. Pollack Special to The Detroit News Published 2:14 PM EDT May 29, 2019 Overcoming darkness, language confusion and near-panic as we scrambled to catch the overnight train from Prague to Krakow ranks among my top travel memories of 2018. In a year that took me to eight European countries and seven American states, not missing that train epitomizes the sometimes-frustrating challenges – and much-appreciated rewards – of getting out of my comfort zone to see the world. (NOTE: This post was originally published on our previous blogging platform on Dec. 25, 2018. It is being republished here to re-launch our Travel Blog.) And this year the highlights were many, from spending our April wedding anniversary admiring scads of blooming tulips, hyacinths and daffodils at Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam to river-cruising past dozens of castles along Germany’s Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, aboard the Scenic Ruby. After our eight-day cruise from Basel, … [Read more...] about Highlights from a travel year out of the comfort zone
Meghann Cuniff, John Waters and Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post Published 12:43 pm PST, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Cars illegally parked in a fire lane despite clear signage at the Ryan Mountain trailhead Saturday in Joshua Tree National Park. Cars illegally parked in a fire lane despite clear signage at the Ryan Mountain trailhead Saturday in Joshua Tree National Park. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stuart W. Palley Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stuart W. Palley Image 1 of / 27 Caption Close Image 1 of 27 Cars illegally parked in a fire lane despite clear signage at the Ryan Mountain trailhead Saturday in Joshua Tree National Park. Cars illegally parked in a fire lane despite clear signage at the Ryan Mountain trailhead Saturday in Joshua Tree National … [Read more...] about In shutdown, national parks transformed into Wild West
By Michelle Mills | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: November 28, 2018 at 1:04 pm | UPDATED: November 30, 2018 at 1:43 pm Looking for something to get you into the spirit of the holidays? Do you need an activity for the kids when they’re out of school? Are you entertaining out-of-town guests? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, we can help. We have collected dozens of holiday activities happening throughout Southern California, from festive boat parades to Santa’s Village. Also, if you need even more ideas, check out these stories: 16 productions of “The Nutcracker” to see in Southern California in 2018 25 ho ho holiday concerts coming to Southern California These 12 holiday light shows put on dazzling displays across Southern California The list below is organized by county and the chronologically by event date, with ongoing events listed first. Los Angeles County | Orange County | Riverside … [Read more...] about 70+ fun Christmas and holiday events and things to do in Southern California
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women