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Still on track at 50: Amtrak celebrates a half-century of operation – The Washington Post

By Justin Franz May 7, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PDT

Amtrak’s Empire Builder crosses the Two Medicine River near East Glacier Park, Mont. The mountains of Glacier National Park loom in the distance. (Justin Franz/For The Washngton Post)

There are faster ways for me to get to Portland, Ore., or Seattle from my home in Montana’s Flathead Valley, not far from Glacier National Park.

Alaska Airlines offers multiple flights a day to either city that can get me there in less time than it would take to watch the in-flight movie.

But if I have the time to spare, I will take Amtrak.

Source: Still on track at 50: Amtrak celebrates a half-century of operation – The Washington Post

Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

By Daniel Trotta, Chris Canipe, and Howard Schneider

May 6, 20218:09 AM PDT

Petco Park in San Diego celebrates the opening day for the San Diego Padres as they host the Atlanta Braves in their MLB home opening baseball game in San Diego, California April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)

It was Saturday night in downtown San Diego, and J Street near the Petco Park baseball stadium was bustling.

Fans of the hometown Padres, many decked out in team gear, packed the bars and restaurants with more waiting in line and happy to do so after a year of pandemic lockdown.

Source: Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

8 Best Beaches in Charleston, S.C. | Condé Nast Traveler

Sun, sand, surf, trails—in this city, you’re never far from a shoreline.

By Stephanie Burt, March 15, 2021

Courtesy Explore Charleston

Sand between your toes and salt breezes are always easy to find in this part of South Carolina—and the barrier islands beyond Charleston’s city limits beckon for an afternoon jaunt where you might spot dolphins frolicking, or be tempted into savoring a double-dip ice cream.

Most are no more than an hour drive from downtown, but you’re able to find every kind of beach experience under the sun, from family days with plenty of amenities to secluded spots where it’s just you and nature, to historic lighthouses and wild beaches that look as if they’re right off the set of Cast Away.

Grab a towel and a sturdy pair of sandals, and get on the road—these are our absolute favorite beaches in Charleston.

Continue reading 8 Best Beaches in Charleston, S.C. | Condé Nast Traveler

You Have To See These 15 Photos Of Charleston In Bloom – Explore Charleston Blog

By Insider’s Guide, Explore Charleston

From article..

One of our favorite springtime activities is simply going for a stroll through the quiet streets of Charleston!

From the crepe myrtles to the magnolia trees to the jasmine, you’ll find something beautiful in bloom around every corner you turn.

Grab your camera, lose your map and get ready to be inspired by the heavenly flora of the South!

Source: You Have To See These 15 Photos Of Charleston In Bloom – Explore Charleston Blog

Is rewatching old TV good for the soul? – BBC Culture

With the amount of new shows to choose from reaching overwhelming levels, increasingly audiences are choosing to rewatch their favourite series instead. David Renshaw explores why.

(Image credit: Alamy)

By David Renshaw, 27th April 2021

Over the past year, when staying at home has been government mandated in many parts of the world, it has fortunately never been easier to find something new to watch on TV.

Whether it is a talking-point reality series, a beloved and twisty crime thriller, or whatever new comedy or drama Netflix and Amazon with their multi-billion dollar budgets have added to the content abyss, viewers are spoiled for choice on the small screen.

There are entire websites to help you navigate what’s on all the different streaming platforms, while social media can often be indecipherable to those who haven’t caught the latest episode of their favourite show.

Continue reading Is rewatching old TV good for the soul? – BBC Culture