By Patricia O'Donnell

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Landing in Nabire, Papua, in 2010, we taxied down the small airstrip past washing lines and simple shacks, dogs running out to chase our plane. Thanks to good contacts we were picked up by a police escort to make sure everything ran smoothly. Nabire itself was a small town not yet on the tourist trail, with dirty streets and ugly concrete buildings. We stayed in one of the only hotels, basic and overpriced but with hot water and air conditioning.  


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By Amanda Cotton

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Florida has a not so well kept secret; it is home to some of the most beautiful fresh water environments in the world. Florida Springs and rivers located throughout the central and northern areas of the state offer bodies of water with unusual and colorful floral and fauna. State Parks across the region are home to many different types of Florida Springs, from turquoise blue gushing spring heads surrounded by deep basins to static flow sinkholes filled with tannic water. 

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By Alan C Egan

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Are you visiting the DEMA 2015 in Orlando?

You are 90 miles away from swimming with live mermaids!

Mermaids are associated with the mythological Greek sirens as well as with sirenia, a biological order comprising dugongs and manatees. Some of the historical sightings by sailors may have been misunderstood encounters with these aquatic mammals. Cristopher Colombus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean.

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