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...

Newborough Forest – The Squirrel’s Tale

Newborough Forest is a critical habitat and refuge for red squirrels, a native British species forced to the brink of extinction by more aggressive non-native gray squirrels. If approved, a current plan to restore the...

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....

Biscayne National Park-Florida’s Homegrown Coral Reef

Biscayne National Park is one of the leastcrowded parks in America’s national park system, probably because its main attractions are kinda difficult to reach. It’s not a question of being remote—it’s so close to...

Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park

The Uluru–Kata  Tjuta  National  Park Is One  Of   The   Most  Significant Arid - Land ecosystems in the world. The park attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, but  while  increasing  tourism  helps...

Purnululu National Park-The Kimberly’s Striped Secret

Purnululu  National Park Encompasses  A  Landscape  So  Culturally  Rich  And geologically unique that protecting it is considered a national priority. Although the Australian government closely controls tourist access, the stark beauty of the...

Devil’s Tower-Something Strange in Wyoming

I  knew  my  kids  would  love  the  scene  in Close  Encounters  of  the  Third  Kind  when Richard  Dreyfuss  starts  sculpting  Devil’s Tower out of mashed potatoes. Spielberg sure  picked  the  right  natural  landing  pad for  his  alien  spaceship  to...

The Burren-Ireland’s Moonscape.

In  the  heart  of  Ireland’s  green  and  rural County Clare lies an amazing landscape of rock  and  stony  outcroppings,  a  limestone weirdness  that  looks  as  if  you  have  just stepped onto the moon. It’s called the Burren,  from...

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...

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...

The Great Barrier Reef-World’s Biggest Marine Park

It’s the only living structure on Earth visible from the moon; it’s bigger than the United Kingdom; it’s home to 1,500 kinds of fish, 400 species of corals, 4,000 kinds of clams and  snails, ...

Uluru-Australia’s Red Rock Center

It’s a bit of a mystery why people trek from all over the world to gawk at Ayers Rock. For its size? Hardly. Nearby Mount Conner is three times as big. For its shape? Probably not. Most...

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