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The arrival of spring has us going up, up and away

There's no need for scarves and mittens with weather like this.


March 22, 2017 | Latest Photo Prev Next
A bright striped balloon flies over a field of colorful garden of buttercups.A bright striped balloon flies over a field of colorful garden of buttercups.Photo: Kavram / Shutterstock
March 22, 2017 | Latest Photo

The famous Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood once said: "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Which is basically her way of telling us to get outside and enjoy the warm weather.

With the cold winter nights now behind us, and the first day of spring now here, we're taking her advice and headed out on some breathtaking hikes and sunset strolls along the beach. In the photo above, the beautiful day provided the perfect opportunity to go on a hot air balloon ride over a field of colorful buttercups in the Mediterranean country of Israel.

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