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Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park located within the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve located close to the city of St George in Southern Utah and Zion National Park. The Petrified red rock sand dunes, stunning canyons and an assortment of trails make Snow Canyon State Park an ideal destination for a day
Yellowstone National Park’s 3,468.4 square miles is made mountains, canyons, rivers and lakes. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. It was the first National Park in the United States and probably the first in the World!
Butch Cassidy worked hard to help provide for his family as a teenager on this homestead. It was the last place he lived with his…
If you like reading books about travel and adventure here is my list of recommendations As a traveller, I find that there is plenty of…
Even considering Utah’s many impressive national parks and monuments, it is difficult to rival Capitol Reef National Park’s sense of expansiveness, of broad, sweeping vistas, of a tortured, twisted, seemingly endless landscape, or of limitless sky and desert rock. While Bryce and Zion are like encapsulated little fantasy lands of coloured stone and soaring cliffs, the less-visited Capitol Reef is almost like a planet unto itself. Here you get a real feel for what the earth might have been like before life appeared when nothing existed but earth and sky.
Cannon Beach is the iconic Pacific coast beach with glorious sandy beaches and impressive sea rocks. It also has a delightful town to spend time…
Bryce Canyon is one of the ‘Big 5’ National Parks in Utah. The main draw of the park is the Bryce Amphitheatre that has the highest density of hoodoos (spire-like rock formations) in the World. These hoodoos have been carved from the red sandstone over the millennia by the weather.
We’d not heard much about Zion National Park before visiting. It is an amazing place, with a stunning red rock canyon, huge rocks walls, waterfalls and some amazing trails to explore. It is a place we want to keep coming back to.
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a short drive from the heart of Las Vegas. There are plenty of trails to explore the beauty of this varied desert landscape and escape the craziness of Las Vegas. If you are not up for hiking a trail, simply drive the 13-mile scenic drive and hop out at the viewpoints along the way.
The Valley of Fire State Park makes an ideal day trip from the chaos that is Las Vegas. You will enjoy the spectacular red rock formations that give this park its name and it is a great place to see petroglyphs, ancient rock art. There are plenty of trails, including many short and easy ones that take you into beautiful canyons and up to spectacular view points.
We were a little worried with the potential of fog completely engulfing the Taj Mahal. But we got lucky – there was a mist but it added to the mystery of this modern day wonder.
This is the story of a young German couple, Lena and Ulli, who have a dream of travel and adventure. Their plan is to take a 6-month road trip from Hamburg in Germany to Capetown in South Africa. The journey brings a lot of unexpected events and they spend nearly years on the road and never make it to their planned destination. The sharp differences in their characters and life philosophies bring their relationship to breaking point.
Goldfield, Nevada at one time was the largest town in the State, fuelled by a gold rush. Today, its stately buildings have fallen into disrepair…
The famous Norweigan explorer Thor Heyerdahl has a theory that the islands of the Pacific Ocean could have been first settled by pre-Colombian explorers from South America rather than the common belief that these settlers came from the North and West. In 1947 he and a crew of four set-offs from Peru on a simple balsa wood raft named Kontiki on a 5000-mile journey to prove this theory.
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. It is one of the most popular outings when staying in the Highlands city of Nuwara Eliya. There is a pleasant 6-mile hike with some spectacular views at the World’s End viewpoint.
Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and frustration, one prisoner, Felice Benuzzi, realizes he can bear it no longer. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea, an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea – to escape and climb the mountain.
Located in the high desert of Nevada is the Ordnance Museum located in the small town of Hawthorne, which sits close to the Hawthorne Army Depot. This is apparently, according to the big sign outside the base, the World’s largest Army depot,
Lake Taupo. is located in the North Island of New Zealand. It is in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second-largest freshwater lake by surface area in Oceania
Tillamook Air Museum is located in a rural setting close to the Oregon Pacific coast. In World War II this was the site of a Naval base used to deploy K Class airships (blimps) across the Pacific ocean to detect enemy ships and submarines. The base was decommissioned in the 1940s and fell into disrepair. Today, the remaining hanger, Hanger B – one of the largest wooden buildings in the World, is the location of the Tillamook Air Museum.
The Bikes of Wrath follows five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle 2,600 kilometres from Sallisaw, Oklahoma to the Salinas Valley in California with only $430 to pay their way, following in the footsteps of the Joad family depicted in John Steinbeck’s book ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’
Astoria is located in the far northwestern corner of Oregon, where the mighty Columbia River spills into the Pacific Ocean. There is plenty to do in this small coastal town and it is blessed with several microbreweries, restaurants and pubs. It is also a great base to explore the area’s State Parks such as Cape Disappointment State Park and Ecola State Park as well as the coastal towns of Gearhart, Seaside and Cannon Beach. Also, this is where the explorers, Lewis and Clark, ended their expedition to map the Western Territories.