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Let’s Roam scavenger hunts include Greeley in its list of cities to explore

Visiting a new city can be daunting. With so much to do and see, determining what attractions and areas to visit can take up a good chunk of your vacation time.

A new online company is making exploring cities across the U.S. and around the world easier and more fun with the help of organized scavenger hunts.

Denver-based company Let’s Roam offers individuals, couples and families the opportunity to take part in app-led scavenger hunts in more than 400 locations — including Greeley.

The hunts are comprised of questions, facts and photo challenges all completed through an app on your phone. As participants follow the path, they complete the challenges and games along the way.

Let’s Roam activities were designed to help people around the world explore, discover, and connect. Activities can be done outside or from the comfort of your couch. (Photo courtesy Let’s Roam)

“By the end of

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  • November 13, 2020
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Planning To Travel Neemrana Fort Anytime Soon? Here Is All That You Can Explore Nearby

It’s been so long that we have been stuck inside our houses due to the pandemic. So many of us have been craving for that one getaway. With things getting back to normal and tourist places following all precautionary measures, we can finally think of planning a getaway. 

Neemrana Fort is one of the favourite weekend getaway destinations, especially amongst the Delhiites. The historical destination is located about 122 km from Delhi. 

Neemrana Fort and Palace was built back in the 15th century as a hill fort where the royal Chauhan family used to reside. Decades later, now the fort has been converted into a hotel that offers you a great day exploring every bit of the royal fort set amidst lush greenery. A trip to the palace is just perfect for a day tour, weekend trip with family, friends, or solo. The fort itself is so huge that you

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  • October 31, 2020
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Ariel Whitely-Noll: Fall a great time to explore outdoors – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Fall is one of the best times of the year to get out into nature, and take your kids, to hike and explore.

The cooler temperatures and changing leaves create unique opportunities to see changes in the natural world. In Shawnee County and across the state, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails to be enjoyed.

To start your hiking adventures, you have to pick a trail. Locally, Shawnee County Parks and Recreation offers 50 miles of trails within the county. These trails include paved trails for kids just learning to ride their bikes and unpaved trails for the adventurous hiker. Consider visiting the Dornwood trails for a nature walk or look for wildlife at the Warren Nature Area. You can find a complete trail guide at https://parks.snco.us/DocumentCenter/View/1571.

If you’re interested in seeing new parts of the state, the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism has wonderful trail

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  • October 3, 2020
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Amazon starts offering virtual classes and sightseeing tours via new Explore platform

Amazon has launched Explore, a new platform which it promises will let you “explore anything from lessons to landmarks.” It works via a video stream, with tour guides, instructors, and personal shoppers providing one-on-one sessions. Amazon says the video is one-way, meaning only the host is on camera during the virtual experience, but the audio is two-way so you can ask questions and make requests.

The Explore page provides an idea of the range of experiences on offer. These include relatively cheap sessions like a $10, 40-minute virtual shopping experience in Ridgeland, USA, to a 45-minute virtual tour of a mansion in Lima, Peru for $70, or a $129 bagel cooking class. In some cases Amazon lists ingredients and supplies to buy before a session, but it says that these are optional if you just want to watch along from home. TechCrunch reports there are a total of 86 experiences

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  • September 30, 2020
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Amazon Steps Into Virtual Tourism With Amazon Explore Beta Program

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When you think of tourism, Amazon probably doesn’t come to mind. But the company is entering the virtual tourism space with a new service called Amazon Explore. 

On Tuesday, the company launched a public beta for Amazon Explore as the pandemic continues to stifle tourism and travel across the globe. The service is designed to offer 40-minute to one-hour sessions with hosts based in the country you’re seeking to explore. 

Virtual travelers will use a computer and web camera to communicate with their host as they’re taken on the tour. Programs include learning how to cook the local cuisine, visiting historical landmarks, and sampling the country’s wine.  

The virtual tours on Amazon Explore(Credit: Amazon)

According to GeekWire, Amazon began working on the program long before the pandemic began and has been recruiting tour guides since at least last year. 

The new program may hint at Amazon’s larger ambitions to one day expand into

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  • September 30, 2020
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How to explore the seaside towns of southern Maine during COVID-19

Since March 2020, we’ve been adapting to life amid a pandemic. While many challenges arose, so too did creativity, inspiration and perseverance. A new sense of getting back to nature sprouted as many of us paused and appreciated the world around us.

To celebrate the many majestic communities across the U.S., TMRW is packing its bags and reviving the classic American road trip. Join us in the passenger’s seat as we explore, eat and rest in southern Maine. It’s time to get on the road again.

Maine is a spacious, scenic state dusted with quaint seaside towns and cities along its coast. With a statewide population that is one-eighteenth of New York City, this serene destination was made for outdoor experiences and social distancing long before COVID-19.

According to a survey of 450 people conducted by Live and Work in Maine, a nonprofit initiative that promotes quality work-life opportunities, the

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  • September 17, 2020
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Austin Workshop To Explore Coronavirus-Spurred Financial Aid

AUSTIN, TX — The City of Austin Economic Development Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration San Antonio District Office on Friday announced an upcoming, free virtual workshop on federal financial resources for businesses, non-profits, and self-employed individuals impacted by thecoronavirus pandemic.

Topics will include recent revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, along with an opportunity to ask questions on program eligibility. The hour-long virtual workshop is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, at 3 p.m.

“A recent survey we commissioned with the Austin Chamber showed that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have severe financial impacts for many small businesses and self-employed individuals in our city,” Veronica Briseño, chief economic recovery officer for the City of Austin, said in a prepared statement. “That is why we asked the federal Small Business Administration to host this virtual workshop. We want to make sure our local

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