It’s that time of year when about a quarter million Sandhill Cranes arrive in Central Nebraska’s Platte River Valley in a spectacular migration display en route to their Canadian breeding grounds. Widely regarded as one of the grandest wildlife marvels in North America, the migration draws spectators from around the world. Boasting one of the longest fossil histories of any existing species of bird, remains of Sandhill Crane ancestors dating to 10 million years ago have been discovered in Nebraska.
Until mid-April, visitors can witness the event at multiple locations, and view other birdlife that includes white pelicans on the Republican River and dancing prairie chickens at McCook. Learn more about the phenomenon at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center. Stroll the exhibits while recordings of the cranes play in the background. Murals, native wildlife exhibits, graphics and touchscreen displays are among museum highlights. Outside, a butterfly garden and paved pathways spanned by footbridges cross the north channel of the Platte River, where 10 miles of trails lead into forest, wetland habitats and rare tallgrass prairie. Other local experiences include contemporary and historic art at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, and frontier life exhibits at the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Education Center in Red Cloud.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
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Marriott International recently opened its first Aloft property in Bali. Aloft Bali Seminyak is an urban-inspired, new-build hotel created with music lovers and tech-savvy travelers in mind.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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