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Archived nominations[edit]

Today is the 99th anniversary of the founding of the United States National Park Service, and to celebrate there will be no entrance fees charged at any park! Entrance fees will also be waived on two more days this year: September 26 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day). Wikivoyage has extensive guides to most of the areas managed by the park service.

Link: United States National Parks

Suggested date: 2015-08-25

Nominated by: Ryan • (talk) • 14:41, 25 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The South Pole will see its only sunrise of 2015 on September 21, and the sun won't set over the pole again until March 22, 2016. In addition to enjoying the 24-hour daylight, travelers to the pole can visit the American research station's tent-sized visitor center or show off their skills at the base's frisbee golf course. Tour operators can arrange flights or overland expeditions, but be prepared to spend $30,000 to $60,000 for the trip!

Link: South Pole

Suggested date: on or before 21-September

The South Pole is a destination that will attract some interest, and the only sunrise of the year seems like as good of an excuse as any to highlight it.

Nominated by: Ryan • (talk) • 06:08, 13 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy 125th birthday to Yosemite National Park! The park became America's third national park (Yellowstone was the first, Sequoia the second) on October 1, 1890. Celebrations will be held in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center at 11AM.

Link: Yosemite National Park

Suggested date: on or before October 1st

This would be the second NPS mention within about a month, but it's a big enough anniversary for one of our star articles that it's probably worthwhile. Tagging the Yosemite National Park Facebook account should gain additional exposure.

Nominated by: Ryan • (talk) • 17:05, 25 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here's a challenge for everyone: take five minutes today and help to improve Wikivoyage's coverage of your favorite travel destination! The Wikivoyage Quick Contribution Guide has simple tips for making a fast, meaningful contribution that can help travelers around the world.

Link: Wikivoyage:Quick contribution guide

Suggested date: 2015-08-25

Nominated by: Ryan • (talk) • 03:09, 7 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stonehenge is a UNESCO world Heritage site in England that dates back to 3000BC, and while its purpose is still shrouded in mystery, elements of the monument perfectly align with the sunset on the winter solstice (December 22). During the solstice entry to Stonehenge is free, and visitors are sometimes allowed to walk among the stones with neo pagans and druids who gather to venerate nature.

Link: Stonehenge

Suggested date: 2015-12-21

Tagging the Stonehenge Facebook page ( with this posting may generate significant additional attention.

Nominated by: Ryan • (talk) • 03:09, 7 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can't wait for 2016? Kiritimati (pronounced "kee-rees-mass"), a remote Pacific island that is also known as Christmas Island, will be the first inhabited location on earth to ring in the new year. The entire island is a wildlife sanctuary, and with a total land area of 642 square kilometers (248 square miles) it is also the world's largest coral atoll.

Link: Kiritimati

Suggested date: 2015-12-30

Nominated by: Ryan • (talk) • 21:24, 29 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikivoyage is celebrating its third anniversary as a Wikimedia project today! While the content that makes up the site has been under development since 2003, the current fork launched on January 15, 2013 as a sister project to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation sites. There are 27,000 articles about the world's travel destinations - stop by and check them out, or visit the travellers' pub to join in today's celebration!

Link: Main Page

Suggested date: 2016-01-15

Nominated by: Ryan • (talk) • 07:42, 8 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]