Banff National Park

Banff is Canada's oldest national park, first known as Hotsprings Reserve, and it stretches along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. It is a place of lakes, mountains, and glaciers. The...

Sognefjord – Exploring the Deepest Fjord in the World

Norway’s wild, breathtaking beauty is rooted in its fjords, and the Sognefjord is not only the longest and deepest but also one of the most dramatic. It is wonderfully diverse, awash in fertile parkland,...

Antelope Canyon

The spectacular Antelope Canyon has been described by landscape photographers as "a place of celebration for the eye, mind, and spirit." This little-known sandstone canyon is a natural work of art where light, color,...

The Mink River Estuary

A migratory stopover for more than 200 species of birds, The Mink River Estuary is also home to two species on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s threatened and endangered list: the Hine’s emerald dragonfly...

Olympic National Park

Get ready for sensory overload. Olympic National Park is an area of such variety in climate and terrain that it’s hard to believe it’s just one park. Here you can view white, chilled alpine...

The Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkway

Anchored at either end by national parks— Shenandoah  National  Park at one end, Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the other—this 574-mile stretch of Appalachian mountain-crest highway is stunning any time of year. In May,...

Gunung Leuser National Park – Paradise Lost

Logging, road construction, and palm-oil plantations eat away at Gunung Leuser National Park in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest remaining tropical rainforests and most diverse wildlife habitats. Global warming is also a growing threat, because island nations like Indonesia will be...

Natural Bridge Caverns

The entrance to the Natural Bridge Caverns is a giant sinkhole which is spanned by the caverns' namesake—a 60-foot (18-meter) limestone bridge. A crawlway descends into .1 wonderland of huge chambers, massive limestone columns,...

St. John: Snorkeling on the Trunk Bay Trail

The first place my kids ever put a mask and snorkel  into  the  water  was  down  here  in the  U.S.  Virgin  Islands,  and  I’m  afraid  it spoiled them for more ordinary snorkeling experiences.  I ...

Exploring the Arches National Park by Car

You can see many of the park’s most famous rock formations through your car windows, although we strongly urge you to get out and explore on foot. You have the option of walking short...

Waterton Lakes

The crystalline calm of Upper Waterton Lake, in Alberta's southwestern corner, mirrors sheer granite peaks chiseled by nature. Hikers, bikers bird-watchers, campers, and canoeists cannot fail to be energized by the pristine landscape that aeaits...

Nahanni river

The accessible part of the Nahanni River is a 130-mile (210-kilometer) stretch between Nahanni Butte and Virginia Falls. The opening of First Canyon unveils the Kraus Hotsprings, and an unexpected world of lush meadows...