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Sara Benson
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Globetrotter. Writer. Photographer. Digital media maker. Outdoors junkie. Eco-naturalist. Polymath. Volunteer. Californian, not by birth.
Globetrotter. Writer. Photographer. Digital media maker. Outdoors junkie. Eco-naturalist. Polymath. Volunteer. Californian, not by birth.

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This list was a collective effort, and I luckily got the assignment of writing it up. There are hundreds of places that could've made the list, but here are 10 worth considering planning your next trip around. Personally I've been to all 10 natural wonders, except for Acadia - and that's next.

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What I love most about Southern California deserts, including some road trip secrets I thought I'd never tell. +Lonely Planet +Visit California 

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A few of my tips and suggestions for travelers, if you're not from the islands. Hint: this how-to article is luau-free! +Lonely Planet 

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A few of the most beautiful short nature trails in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are wheelchair-accessible. Here's a photo from one of them, aptly named Panoramic Point. +NationalParkService +Lonely Planet 
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Ever wonder why some Hawaiians object to the scientific observatories atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island? Watch this documentary from ʻŌiwi TV (it's free online). #maunakea #hawaii #hawaiian  

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Midnight window shopping for ukuleles in Kapaa, Kauai, while on assignment for +Lonely Planet.

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Thanks for posting my article, +Lonely Planet!

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It's the 50th anniversary of the USA's Wilderness Act this year. Spend 5 glorious minutes immersed in the wilds of California's Lassen Volcanic National Park via this amazing new video from the +National Park Service.

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Summer school is in session, and I'm a lab rat.

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It's always a joy to find new places in my own county while researching the new edition of the California guidebook for +Lonely Planet . Here's why Harmony Headlands State Park may be the best little California state park you've never heard of - yet.
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