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National Parks & Monuments
National Parks & Monuments
National Parks & Monuments
National Parks & Monuments

California: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

High-up in the California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains are two of USA’s most spectacular National Parks, Kings Canyon and Sequoia. Sequoia National Park gives you the chance to get up close to the largest trees on the planet whilst in Kings Canyon you can explore the most incredible alpine scenery with the backdrop of some of the tallest peaks in lower 48 States.

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Pennsylvania: Gettysburg National Military Park – a battle that was a turning point in the Civil War

Gettysburg located in rural Pennsylvania probably would have remained a sleepy little town but for the American Civil War and the battle that took place there on July 1 to 3 1863. Here the Confederate and Union forces fought a fierce battle that resulted in the highest losses of any conflict in the Civil War. For those like myself, who can’t imagine a bloody melee such as took place at Gettysburg there is an amazing visitor center complete with videos, memorabilia and a fantastic cyclorama.

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Pennsylvania: Valley Forge National Historical Monument – where the Continental Army wintered

On our road trip through Pennsylvania we discovered a National Park that we were totally unfamiliar with. Valley Forge, located 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia, had a very important role in  the War of Independence, but unlike many monuments this was not the site of a battle

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Wyoming: Yellowstone National Park – geysers, hot springs and incredible wildlife

Yellowstone was the first National Park in the United States of America and today remains one its most popular. It offers spectacular scenery, geothermal features (including the iconic Old Faithful) and numerous opportunities for spotting incredible wildlife; such as bears, bison and wolves. This article covers our visit to several of the main areas of Yellowstone and encounters with some amazing wildlife.

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Arizona: Flagstaff & Sunset Crater

Situated on the famous Route 66 Flagstaff is a great little mountain town with some very cute shops and a good selection of places to eat. It is also a great base for a couple of days. From here you can easily get to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in about 90 minutes.  Close to Flagstaff there are a couple of other attractions that we think are worth checking out.

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Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park – spectacular scenery, crystal clear lakes and amazing hikes

Jackson, Wyoming is a quaint little town set in the Rocky Mountain range with a distinct Western feel. It is the gateway to the exclusive Jackson Hole ski resorts and consequently has its fair share of pricey boutique shops and restaurants. But there are deals to be had! It is also a great base to explore National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park and as a stopping off point on your way to Yellowstone National Park

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Arizona: Petrified Forest National Park and the incredible Meteor Crater

On our road trip across Arizona we called into the amazing Petrified Forest National Park, a journey back into the primordial past . As we traveled on the weather forced us to make a stop, which gave us the chance to visit Meteor Crater, the landing site of a car sized meteor and the massive indentation it made in the Earth.

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Alaska: Denali National Park

A spectacular wilderness setting and home to the highest peak in the United States After a few days in Anchorage and Seward headed north into the Alaskan interior, through the mighty Alaskan range. It is this range that separates the wet but relatively mild south from the drier but colder north. This range is home to the mighty Mount McKinley, […]

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