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Arches National Park is just a few short miles from Moab, UT. Here the full forces of nature have taken their full toll on the Navajo sandstone, creating a number of large, spectacular arches in the rocks formations.
Yala National Park is a large wildlife conservation area found in the south-east of Sri Lanka bordering the beautiful Indian Ocean. It is a fabulous place to see all sorts of wildlife, birds and reptiles. What it is best known for are leopards and is the best place to view these timid big cats in the wild.
On a previous visit to Singapore, I had visited the Botanical Gardens and the image of these amazing UNESCO listed verdant gardens had stuck with me over many years. So, when we returned to Singapore I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to revisit the gardens.
Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka and is home to 700 elephants. We had come to Udawalawe not to go on another safari but to visit the Elephant Transit Home, a facility that takes care of orphaned elephant calves.
Perched on an inland plateau riven by the 100m fissure of El Tajo gorge, Ronda is Málaga province’s most spectacular town. It has a superbly dramatic location and owes its name to the encircling Serranía de Ronda. A great place to spend a day or two wandering around!
The train ride from the highlands of Sri Lanka to Ella is one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. Once in Ella, we recommend climbing to the top Little Adams Peak to enjoy the sun setting over the famous Ella Gap.
Mackinac Island (pronounced MAK-IN-AW) covers around 3.8 square miles and is located in Lake Huron. Today, it is a living museum making it a delightful journey back into the past when things were gentler and a slower pace.
Since moving to Oregon several years ago we had long talked about visiting John Day Fossil Beds National Monument but had never managed to get our act together. So, finally, we bit the bullet and planned a trip, planning to stay for a couple of nights in the small town of Dayville.
SEED: The Untold Story, follows passionate seed keepers intent on protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. It follows the story of the dedicated few working to preserve what remains of our crop diversity against powerful corporate forces who are seeking to drive us to use their products exclusively against our best interests.
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.
If you are in the Andalusian city of Granada why not try a visit to the excellent Parque de las Ciencias (science park). Minutes from the heart of the city this is a great day out for kids and adults of all ages, with a host of interesting galleries and live exhibits.
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
As part of Patagonia’s mission to educate they commissioned a documentary, Unbroken Ground, to be made that focuses how farming practices can be changed that don’t do permanent damage to the environment, destroy biodiversity and drive climate change.
The Museum of the Spanish Inquisition is a fascinating insight into the cruel and grisly punishments inflicted during a turbulent time in Europe. Granada is also a great place to watch some passionate and energetic flamenco dancing.
Ambuluwawa is a biodiversity complex and Sri Lanka’s first multi-religious sanctuary situated in the central highlands of the country. From the top of the Ambuluwawa Mountain, there are spectacular views across the valleys and highland mountains. The complex has an interesting tower that can be climbed with caution and some small temples representing the religions of Sri Lanka.
Bend, Oregon is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. There are plenty of activities for those who love the great outdoors – especially if you love winter sports, biking and hiking. If you want a more relaxing time there are numerous entertainment options that meet a variety of tastes.
When visiting India’s capital city you simply must explore the somewhat crazy and super busy area of Old Delhi. The main sites include the Great Mosque and the UNESCO listed Red Fort. We also stopped to pay homage at the tomb of Gandhi and visited the famous India Gate.
There has been a lot of news coverage of the huge amount of garbage, particularly plastic, that is finding its way into our rivers and seas. The most talked-about example of this is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of floating trash estimated to be in excess of 600,000 square miles, or twice the size of the state of Texas, and weighing 3.5 million tons.
Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka., set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforests. It is a bustling city and was the last capital of the Sinhala kings until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. Today, it is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You have probably seen photographs of Antelope Canyon even if you did not know it where it was. This amazing corkscrew canyon has been carved by the fast-rising waters of flash floods. Antelope Canyon’s sandstone walls are an amazing contusion of colours and shapes. Definitely worth the excursion!
Comprising 1,300 acres of sandstone formations the Garden of the Gods, close to Colorado Springs, is a wonderful place to explore on foot, by bike or even try out some rock climbing. Come to see what has drawn human beings to this wonderful place for millennia.