Day: August 1, 2020

Best vacation rentals near national parks (Updated July 2020)

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, most international borders are still closed for tourism, but here is some good news for Americans: we live in an exceptionally beautiful country. From coast to coast (plus Hawaii and Alaska), the National Park Service protects over 50 million acres of land, all of which are open for public recreation. 

Among the parks, you can find exceptional wonders from the red rock mesas of Zion National Park in Utah to the snow-capped peaks of Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee. 

Anytime is a good time to pay a visit to a national park, but the pandemic is inspiring even more travelers to use this time to get acquainted with our national backyard, especially since being outdoors in wide-open spaces, as

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‘Tour Our Trails’ Challenge Kicks Off to Encourage Residents to Visit, Explore Outdoors



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San Diego County unveiled on Wednesday the, “Tour Our Trails” challenge to encourage residents to visit parks and explore different trails as a safe socially distant activity during the coronavirus pandemic.

San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Supervisor Jim Desmond along with County Parks and Recreation staff kicked off the challenge before the July 4 holiday weekend to encourage safe, socially distant, outdoor recreation.

From the creek bed of Los Penasquitos County Preserve to the summit of the El Cajon mountain, the hiking challenge will take you around the county with 15 hikes. The hiking challenge starts with five easy hikes followed by five moderate hikes, and five that are considered tough.

“The County has so many unique parks, from San Elijo Lagoon on the coast to the breathtaking peaks of the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve,” said Supervisor Gaspar. “I hope the healthy competition

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Peugeot’s Crossover ebikes ride urban roads and weekend trail adventures

Peugeot has released a bunch of new electric crossovers, but they’re not SUVs. The Crossover ebikes are built for road and trail, feature Bosch motors, per charge battery range of 110 km, grippy thick tires, and either front or full suspension.

The French lion has quite a history in bicycle manufacture, mass producing its first Penny Farthing model in 1886, chopping off its bike division into its own entity in 1926, clocking up 500 models by the mid 1970s, adding a world record speed of 212 km/h to its trophy cabinet in 1998, and introducing its first ebike in late 2009.

The latest additions to the electric-assist portfolio are the eT01 Crossover D9, D10 and FS models. The D9 can be had with a small, medium or large 6061 T6 hydroformed aluminum stepover or mid-step frame – or Sport and Mixt, as Peugeot calls them – and doesn’t come with

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