Here’s one winner you haven’t seen in the TV coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Toyota e-Palette, the high-tech battery-electric autonomous buses transporting athletes, coaches and staff around the Olympic Village.
The Tokyo Olympics aren’t the only games this month. WEIO in Fairbanks, Alaska, draws Native athletes and dancers from around the state, the United States, Canada and Greenland. Competitive games include high kick, knuckle hop, ear pull, two-foot high kick, Eskimo stick pull, and the blanket toss. There’s also indigenous dances, authentic arts and crafts for sale, a Miss WEIO pageant and other cultural activities.
The AAA predicts more than 47 million of us will be on the road and in the air over the 4th of July holiday weekend, which matches pre-Pandemic levels. In other words, expect crowded roads, airports and trains, and delays wherever you are going. Also expect higher prices for gas, car rentals, hotels and airfare.
Some of the best reasons to visit national parks are the chance to spot wildlife, including bison, elk, bear, moose, wolves, eagles, trumpeter swans and more. Plus, of course, hundreds of species of birds. With more than 400 national parks and preserves in the National Parks System, there’s plenty of opportunity.