Tag Archives: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountain synchronized fireflies

Please welcome guest blogger Dylan Thuras. Thuras is a travel blogger and the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura: A Compendium of the World’s Wonders, Curiosities, and Esoterica, with Joshua Foer. The following post ran originally on Boing Boing. Happening right now, and for the next few days, the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee will light […]

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The 3 Wonders of Appalachia

The World Heritage Committee (WHC), meeting in Quebec this week, on Monday added 8 natural sites and 19 cultural sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List of cultural, natural, and mixed properties that have “outstanding universal value.” This brings the total to 905 sites listed: 697 cultural, 182 natural, and 26 mixed properties, in 145 states […]

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