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Photo by Caribb via FlickrCelebrate National Park Week: April 18 – 26 is National Park Week. National Park Week is an annual Presidentially-proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of your National Parks. This year, take a moment, an hour, a day to visit the national parks near you. Want to find out about events near  you? You can find the schedule of events on the National Park Service Web site.

At ATL, Pro-Airport Messages Embedded in Classic R&B: Hanging out in the ATL, you might hear some unique versions of your favorite classic R&B. “Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches and Herb, “Bustin’ Loose” by Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers and “Fantastic Voyage” by Lakeside have all been remade by the original artists – new lyrics from Doug Strachan, Creative Innovations Manager from the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation. (Wait… the Department of Aviation has a Creative Innovations Manager? No wonder ATL travlers get to hear “Shake Your Groove Thing.”

Experiential Travel Can Enrich Our Lives and the Communities We Visit: Going beyond the typical tourist cities and activities when traveling the world can be tremendously rewarding. Experential travel lets you live the places you visit, rather than just look at them; these trips are often less expensive and allow travelers to give back to the communities in which they spend time.

Top 10 Most Disappointing Tourist Spots in the World: I don’t know, seems awfully cynical to think that any of these spectacular/historic/remarkable sites would be disappointing. I’m curious what the authors would find not-disappointing.

Twitter Tips From Oft-Tweeting Travelers: Want to share your travel adventures with your friends on Twitter? Take a look at these 25 tips that don’t include “standing in line at Starbucks” as things worth tweeting about.

Photo credit: Caribb via Flickr

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