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In Some Places Mooning Can Get You Arrested

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The moon makes the world feel small and I love gazing at it when I travel. "And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby, it helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky." 100 points if you can name this song!
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Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Stride down the Canal Grande like Venetian aristocracy as your gondolier shows you the beauty of palaces like Palazzo Babarigo adorned with Murano glass mosaic, before entering the labyrinthine backwaters of the city. Hop off on street level and...
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Southern Africa
Namibia protects more of its land than any other country - but did you know it also protects its sky? In 2012, Namibia's NamibRand Nature Reserve became the only second location in the world to be certified as a Gold Tier International Dark Sky...
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Oregon, USA
I'm always impressed by sunsets that I rarely take the time to wait for the moon to rise. I'm happy I waited this time! Here's a picture of an almost full moon rising over Crater Lake on July 5th. This was taken near Watchman Tower (the trail to...
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Gorges du Todgha, Tinghir, Morocco
Todra Gorge takes a while to get to but is well worth the journey. If you have time, stay the night, wait for the moon to come up as the sun goes down and see the gorgeous colours of the red-hued cliffs across the remains of the day.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile
As we hike into the Val de la Luna, there is not a blade of grass or an insect to be found. This is the driest place on earth - in some places no rain has fallen in recorded time. Salt deposits encrust many of the rocks with a white coat that...
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Golden Ears, Fraser Valley F, BC V0M, Canada
This little trek is an easy jaunt away from Vancouver, British Columbia. Located in Golden Ears Provincial Park, a winding trail leads along a forested canyon before climbing steeply to Panorama ridge where this photo was taken. Some friends and I...
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As is often the case with travel expectations, there’s so much more to a site than what we can see in the confines of a screen or read in black and white letters on a page. Often the real place is a shock of depth, colors and aromas, and the way...
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Jackson, WY-ID, USA
Photographed from Teton Pass, the full moon rises over Jackson Hole. Within one hundred miles of Jackson, world class skiing, mountain climbing, white water rafting, fly fishing, backpacking and sightseeing in two national parks--Yellowstone and...
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California, USA
We love going to the high desert in California, usually out to Joshua Tree National Park. We rented a house in Yucca Valley, not far from the Park entrance, through VRBO.com in late December so we could make home-cooked meals in the evenings. In...
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San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile
San Pedro de Atacama is located on the northern end of the Chilean salt flats. The landscape is a mix of ragged mountains and barren desert, resembling what I picture the surface of the moon to look like. At night you can take a ride out to the...