Wildebeest Migration Across Kenya's Mara River

Am I bummed because my Africa trip fell through this year? Yes. Am I dreaming about next year? Yes. Let's fly off to Kenya now to watch the awesome wildebeest migration across the Mara River, a yearly spectacle, one of the wonders of the world.
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Hurricane Sandy 24/7 Slideshow

By Candace Dempsey
Get Hurricane Sandy's most exciting photos, tweets and videos as they come in. I'm updating around the clock. If you need shelter: text SHELTER and the local ZIP code to 43362, to FEMA.
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1 City, 1 Year, No Return: Your Choice?

Quora: Read Candace Dempsey's  answer to: "If you could live in any city in the world for the next twelve months, but then never go back to that city again, which one would you choose? " Readers: Yes, I chose Istanbul, Turkey.  Palermo, Sicily would be a close second. Both chaotic, ancient, unknowable places. A lifetime would not be enough. See what other people chose on Quora, one of my favorite sites on the Internet. 
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Escape to Tent Rocks in New Mexico

Have only a little time in New Mexico? The fantastical hoodoos of Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument are just an hour's drive from Albuquerque. On the easy hike up, I saw everything from a slot canyon and a cave that sheltered Native Americans to a glorious panoramic view
Tent Rocks Nat'l Monu Canyon in New Mexico

If you're in New Mexico in early November, as I was, you can also experience Day of the Dead, with everything from parades to feasts and memory boxes. I spotted this shrine from the road and just had to snap it. Eeek.

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