Gifts for the Adventurous

We Have Magicians At The FedEx Forum

No, I'm not getting the Grizzlies confused with that team in Orlando.  I mean this amazing new ability the beer people have of filling a beer glass from the bottom.  This is obviously some sort of magic, either that or Jesus has blessed these people with ability to turn air into beer.  There is no other explanation. 

John James Audubon's Birthday

If you logged onto Google this week, Tuesday April 26th to be exact, you saw the most recent version of the Google Doodle.

This was to signify the birthday of John James Audubon (1785-1851), who was the first person to attempt to paint and identify all the birds of North America and the inspiration for the founding of the National Audubon Society.  

Landscapes As American History

From the time of the early American settlers when they were bringing dandelions to North America as ornamental plants (what were those people thinking?) we have intentionally and unintentionally changed the surrounding landscape.  

American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

Adventure Gear of the Year 2011

For those that are into the camping adventure side of travel, National Geographic Adventure (RIP paper magazine version, NG Traveler is just not the same) has just released their 2011 Gear of the Year list.

Some of my favorites from the list:

Nikon COOLPIX P300 12.2 CMOS Digital Camera with 4.2x f/1.8 NIKKOR Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black)

The Nikon Coolpix P300 point and shoot looks like a good option, although its not water and dust proof as is the Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP, which, for an adventure traveler, is a must.

Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)

a Traveler's Links

Photographic Inspiration:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Via google

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Baby Bald Eagles Might Be Hatching Today

Join the nearly 130,000 people, and growing, watching the possible hatching of baby bald eagles today instead of working.

See the live stream here.

Learn more about the symbol of America, the Bald Eagle.

The Bald Eagle (Welcome Books)