They met on an airport layover and fell in love

(CNN) — August 1991. Irja Uotila, a Finnish publishing employee living in New York, decided to finally fulfill a long-held dream of visiting Latin America.

She’d fantasized about traveling through the region’s archaeological sites and picturesque towns ever since she was a teenager growing up in Finland, poring over travel brochures and daydreaming about future adventures.

Now in her early thirties, Irja was exhausted from a long summer navigating layoffs at her workplace, and dealing with some challenges in her personal life.

This was the time to go for it, Irja decided, she was going to take those vacation days

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Longtime North Charleston recreation leader dies, remembered for love of community | News

NORTH CHARLESTON — Gary McJunkin, a longtime recreation and community leader in the Charleston region, died March 28. He was 89.

McJunkin, also affectionately known as “Mr. Mac,” served Lowcountry residents for 25 years as he oversaw the development of North Charleston ball fields and playgrounds and a wide range of recreational programs.

McJunkin, a Greenville native, served two years in the Army before returning to South Carolina and becoming involved with the Cooper River Parks and Playground Commission, which ran the North Area’s athletic programs before North Charleston’s incorporation in 1972.

Though technically a separate entity from the city,

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Spreading the Backcountry Love: ‘Responsible Recreation,’ a 5-Part Film Series

The final short in Bridger-Teton National Forest’s ‘Responsible Recreation’ film series just dropped. Get the full story here.

If you’re wondering how to get outside responsibly, specifically in Wyoming, look no further. Freelance writer and photographer Andy Cochrane helped the fine folks at Bridger-Teton National Forest produce a whimsical film series that covers the dos and don’ts of playing outside.

Now, this isn’t a dry rundown of Leave No Trace principles or generalized how-tos. Nope. These

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Love Music? These Music-Themed Hotel Rooms And Suites Will Rock Your World

Sure, many of us travel for concerts, music festivals, and visiting art exhibitions—but what

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