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9
Jun
Foggy Bottom kayaks along the Harpeth River.

A Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak Adventure on the Harpeth River

A lot can be said for a name, whether it’s the title for the latest work of fiction or a Hollywood blockbuster. Sometimes we’re drawn to something by name alone. Like looking through a book store with its endless array of novels and stories, there are bound to be fascinating titles that jump out at you, compelling you to reach for that next great read.
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12
Jul
Wausau Wisconsin

Canoe and Kayak – Wausau, Wisconsin

This July the American Canoe Association is once again holding its National and North American Open Canoe Championships in the lovely and always welcoming town of Wausau, Wisconsin. This is followed by the Midwest Freestyle Championships in August; just two of the many canoe and kayak related events held at this internationally recognised white-water location.
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19
May
SS Cyprus - Photo credit: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Ship Wrecks of the Great Lakes

Today’s guest post is from Rutger Thole at Book Your Dive.
If you love scuba diving and enjoy visiting intriguing wrecks around the world, consider travelling to the Great Lakes region of North America. Those who are unfamiliar with the Great Lakes may not realise it, but these massive lakes are home to some incredible wreck dives.
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21
Apr
Indy 500

Indianapolis 500 – Tradition, crowds and buttermilk

Dubbed the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’, one of the largest motor speedway gatherings in the world will soon be taking place this upcoming Memorial Day. The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in tradition and thrusts this city onto the world stage. With 200 laps, 500 miles and 400,000 spectators crowding the stands, it’s assured to be an adrenaline fuelled good time.
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16
Jun

5 Great American Baseball Parks

The LA Dodgers baseball team recently sold for $2.15 billion making it the most expensive acquisition in the history of professional sports. From the history and tradition of the game to what has become “big league” corporate business, Americans love their sport – baseball being one of the most popular. So here is a list of 5 great ballpark stadiums that baseball fans will want to visit.

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8
May
Kentucky Derby Racecourse

Kentucky Derby – a brief history

The Kentucky Derby ran this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.  For you Aussies this would be the Melbourne Cup equivalent. The Kentucky horse racing tradition dates as far back as 1783, marking the beginning of a long racing tradition with a rich and storied past. From “The Commons” to “Shippingport”, today’s permanent location for The Kentucky Derby is at Churchill Downs; established in 1883.
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