Fourth of July Independence Day Cake

 

The Fourth of July may not hold any significance for our many friends across the Atlantic, but here in the U.S. it’s Independence Day– the date we celebrate our freedom from the tyranny of British rule by eating way too much BBQ and setting off mass quantities of high-powered explosives.

 

For the first time ever, we’ve left our native Atlanta to celebrate our nation’s 236th birthday in New York City, staying in an East Village apartment provided by our friends at Roomorama and watching the Big Apple’s big fireworks display from a friend’s house in Hoboken, New Jersey. It’s my daughter’s first time in NYC, so we’ll also be visiting the Statue of Liberty, bicycling around Central Park, exploring the Museum of Natural History, and getting an incredible sunset view from the Top Of The Rock.

 

For those of you who aren’t galavanting about today (perhaps wisely staying inside to avoid the incredible heat wave), we thought we’d share some of our favorite stories we’ve done about ecotourism destinations right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Hope all our friends, both here and abroad, will have a memorable day!   –Bret Love

 

10 Uncrowded National Parks For Your World Travel Bucket List

America’s Best Volcanoes

Belugas at the Georgia Aquarium

Crystal River, Florida- Swimming with Manatees

Denali National Park, Alaska

Greensboro, North Carolina- A Green Guide

Hawaii’s Big Island

Hawaiian Mythology

Jekyll Island, Georgia- Eco Activities

North Georgia Mountains

Sanibel Island, Florida- Eco Activities

Top 10 Living History Attractions In America

West Virginia- Outdoor Adventures

 

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Destinations We’ve Covered:

• AFRICA
Egypt- Top 5 Eco Attractions
South Africa- Londolozi Game Reserve Safari
South Africa- Kruger National Park
South Africa- South Africa- Zulu Memories
Tanzania- Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

 
• ANTARCTICA
How To Get To Antarctica Without Doing the Drake
The Haunting Beauty of Icebergs
Penguins of Antarctica
Taking the Polar Plunge
Top 5 Eco Attractions in Antarctica
Whales of Antarctica
 
• ASIA
India- Ranthambhore National Park
Laos- The Pastoral Paradise of Muang Ngoi
Malaysia- Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Nepal- Hiking The Annapurna Circuit
Taiwan- Top 5 Eco Activities in Taipei
Thailand- Top 5 National Parks
 
• AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA
Australia- Top 5 Eco Attractions
Australia-Kangaroo Island
New Zealand- Kapiti Island
New Zealand- Tongariro National Park
New Zealand- Top 5 Ecotourism Attractions
Tahiti- First Impressions
Tahiti- Moorea 4x4 Safari Tour
Tahiti- Moorea, Tiki Village Theater
Tahiti- Pearl Diving in Bora Bora
Tahiti- Ruahatu Marine Sanctuary, Bora Bora
Tonga- Eua Island Eco Activities

 

• NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Churchill- Into the Wild of Manitoba
Churchill- Polar Bear Fight
Churchill- Polar Bear Photo Gallery
Churchill- Tundra Wildlife

UNITED STATES
America’s Best Volcanoes
AK- Denali National Park
FL- Sanibel Island Eco Activities
FL- Crystal River, Swimming with Manatees
GA- Barnsley Gardens
GA- Top 5 Autumn Activities Around Atlanta
GA- Best Christmas Light Displays
GA- Top 20 Atlanta Christmas Events
GA- Jekyll Island Eco Activities
GA- Weekend in North GA Mountains
GA- Top 5 Eco Attractions in North GA
HI- Hawaii’s Big Island
HI- Hawaiian Mythology
MT- Hiking Glacier National Park
NC- Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
NC- Asheville's Green Restaurants Scene
NC- Greensboro Travel Guide
NC- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NC- Outer Banks Wild Horses
NM- Top 5 Eco Attractions
NY- Going Green in NYC
WV- Outdoor Adventures
Yellowstone- Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone- Lamar Valley
Yellowstone- Grand Canyon & Hayden Valley
Yellowstone- Upper Geyser Basin
Yellowstone- Lower Geyser Basin

MEXICO
Cancun- Cancun Underwater Museum
Cancun- Mayan Museum of Archaeology
Riviera Maya- Monkeys, Pyramids & Pottery
Riviera Maya- Rio Secreto
Riviera Maya- Tulum & Coba
 
• CARIBBEAN