Six of the Best Parks in London

REGENT'S PARK This "people's park" is popular among locals for its expansive grassy areas, sporting facilities, playgrounds, boating lake and London Zoo, and connects with Primrose Hill, where rambles lead to panoramic views over the...

How to Travel to Colombia’s Super-Remote Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park, located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, is any adventurer’s dream escape as an ocean-rainforest combination. But its remote location and lack of a nearby airport can leave travelers scratching...

How to: Visit Banff on a Budget

The Canadian resort town of Banff was founded in the late 1880s as a retreat for the rich, so it’s no surprise that you can spend a small fortune in this hot spring haven....

Acadia’s Ice Age

Instead of saying “ice age,” scientists now use the words “glacial period,” because they understand that the coming of glacier ice to cover much of the planet is a regular cycle, not a one-time event. Our...

10 Places to See North American Prairie

Three kinds of prairies once covered an estimated 140 million acres (57 million hectares) of America: tallgrass prairie to the east, dominated by so-called sod grasses (bluestem, Indian grass, switch grass); short-grass prairies closer...

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Over 335 Species of birds show up here at some point during the year, drawn by empty dunes, whispering marshes, and—yes—the blessed absence of pesky humans. Only 300 people are allowed on the island...

Ujung Kulon National Park -It’s a Jungle

Ujung Kulon National Park is one of the last extensive areas of lowland rainforest in Java and the final refuge of the Java rhinoceros. Rhino poaching is still a serious threat to the small...

On Top of the World in the Trans- Pecos

The Trans-Pecos region of West Texas comprises four mountain ranges, extending from the bottom of the Rocky Mountain system at the New Mexico state line to Big Bend National Park and the Mexican border. Begin...

Ayers Rock and the Olgas

Never mind how many times it's appeared in movies or on postcards, the great red monolith of Ayers Rock, the world's largest, still stirs the spirits of those who visit it. Revered as a...

Cypress Island Preserve

Dredging in some of the nearby bayous, plus flood control measures and stream alterations to improve navigation on the Mississippi River, have changed the natural water flow. Fragmentation of the woods and wetlands on...

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center

Orangutans are one of the most endangered species in Malaysia. Found only in Borneo and Sumatra, the orangutans’ survival is constantly threatened by loss of habitat—due to logging, burning, or agriculture—and illegal hunting. The...

Discover Isla Contoy National Park

Located at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, Isla Contoy is the most important nesting place for seabirds in all of the Mexican Caribbean. This little island, just 5...

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