Great Outdoors

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12 Fun Things to Do in Billings, Montana

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Like many places in Big Sky Country, Billings quickly grew around the expanding railroad in the 1880s. And today, there’s something for everyone when you visit Billings. From history to hiking and mansions to malbec, you won’t want to miss these fun things to do in Billings, Montana. In Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck expressed how …

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27 Fabulous Outdoor Activities in Chicago This Summer

Summer in Chicago is nothing short of spectacular. Winter has finally melted away, replacing all of its depressing gray tones with shady green trees, calm blue water, and colorful flowers. From lush parks to sweeping waterfront views and from relaxing cruises to lively rooftop bars, these are the best outdoor activities in Chicago. Hotels.com asked …

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Why Forest Fires Are Good for the Environment (Even Though They Are Terrifying)

Why Forest Fires (Although Terrifying) Are Actually Good for the Environment

According to National Geographic, approximately 4 to 5 million acres of land are cleared by forest fires each year. While they can be destructive and terrifying, forest fires are good for the environment. How are wildfires good for the environment? Here are three surprising benefits they deliver to our forests and the woodland creatures that …

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