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Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve

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Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve , Shenzhen, China
A Natural Escape from the City
If you need respite from the bustling city center, the Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve is what you need. Give yourself a few hours to explore the estate, where you can rent a bike and go for a ride along the comfortable, scenic path, or have a leisurely hike along the Shenzhen Bay (the Reserve is the only place where you can do so). Fly a kite with the kiddies or find a bench for a picnic. Try your luck at birdwatching, and see if you can spot migratory birds on the way to Siberia and Australia. You can even catch a glimpse of the neighboring Hong Kong as you catch a relaxing autumn breeze from the shore. Photo by Canadian Pacific/Flickr.
A Natural Escape from the City

about 2 hours ago

Tatoosh Range, WA

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Tatoosh Range, WA, Ashford, Washington
September in the Cascades: thinner crowds and lingering wildflowers
If you only ever visit the Pacific Northwest during July and August, you might come away thinking that the region's reputation of being eternally grey is a lie, designed to discourage outsiders from settling here. The glaciated peaks of the Cascades glisten under blue skies for weeks on end, and the crowds at the visitors' centers in Mt. Rainier National Park can be formidable. After Labor Day, though, kids return to school and tourists thin out...but the sun hangs on (usually)—solitude in a field of alpine wildflowers becomes easier to find, even at the easily accessible Paradise area on Mt. Rainier's southern flank. Put on sunscreen and hike up toward the glaciers, listening for the whistling of marmots. Turn around, look south—the jagged Tatoosh Range will be framed by asters still in bloom...
September in the Cascades: thinner crowds and lingering wildflowers

about 5 hours ago

Berry Fields Cafe

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Berry Fields Cafe, Centralia, Washington
Halfway between Portland & Seattle—time for pie!
It's not a long drive from Seattle to Portland—around three hours—but it's just long enough to warrant stopping halfway for a slice of pie in a 1920's building next to a leafy square. So, get off I-5 and drive a few minutes to the east: The Berry Fields Café is the town of Centralia's favorite breakfast and lunch spot. House-made soups, neighborhood residents catching up on local news, and most important—pie! Blackberry is my favorite Pacific Northwest flavor to bake in a flaky crust, but coconut cream tempts as well...
Halfway between Portland & Seattle—time for pie!

about 5 hours ago