- Put away your flip flops, and get out your boots — it’s time for some great autumn hikes. If you need inspiration, reading about these backcountry paradises is sure to do the trick. [Matador]
- Visitors flock to southwestern Colorado to experience the beauty of Chimney Rock and learn about its cultural significance to the Pueblo Indians. Now, at long last, the iconic rock formation has been named a national monument. [Gadling]
- If you think you’ve seen everything there is to see in the Louvre, it’s time to make another trip. The museum’s new wing of Islamic art opened this weekend, and features pieces from 632 to 1800 CE in its collection. [Fodors]
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