COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Snapshots: National Parks

Whether it is for the protection of forests, national treasures or wildlife, national parks around the world are as varied as the countries they belong to. From ancient civilizations to geological wonderlands, we visit some of the lesser-known parks around the world. ICELAND Vatnajokull National Park Vatnajokull National Park is…

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Snapshot: Unique Cultural Homestays

Photo by: Terje Rakke/Nordic life – Visitnorway.com One of the most rewarding things about travel is meeting the locals and experiencing their daily lives. The best way to do that is to opt for accommodation options that take you away from the normal creature comforts of a hotel; stay with…

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Adventure Marathons

With a proliferation of marathons and themed runs worldwide, there seems to be a trend that combines scenic travel with a love of the race. These are just a small selection of adventure marathons around the world that combine cultural aspects and challenging runs.   COVERED BRIDGES HALF MARATHON, USA…

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Snapshot: Craft Beer Cities

In almost every corner of the world, beer is a universal language and each country has their own unique take on it. From the age-old brewing traditions in Bavaria to experimental brews in the US, beer isn’t just about socialising, it’s about experiencing a local culture. USA The US has…

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The Wild West

Perhaps nothing is more synonymous with America itself than the “Wild West” – a region steeped in romantic notions of cowboys and Indians, frontier towns and wide-open spaces. And arguably the best place to experience that in its truest form is New Mexico. New Mexico, specifically its northern half, is…

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Hail a Chugger

Connecting remote villages in Alaska is the unique Hurricane Turn train (part of Alaska Railroad), which is perhaps the USA’s last remaining ‘flag stop’ passenger train that allows riders to catch a lift at any point along its route. There’s no need to head to a train station – all…

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Red Earth: Northern Arizona

Arizona often conjures up images of ochre deserts, sandstone monoliths, and the breathtaking Grand Canyon (it is the Grand Canyon State after all). Northern Arizona undoubtedly houses the motherload of scenic nature, including the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, and parts of the Glen Canyon. Add to that large swathes of…

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Wild Wild West

The Lone Star State boasts a unique culture formed by its rich history and journey to statehood. Throughout Texas history, whether during exploration, colonisation, revolution or expansion, Texans stayed busy establishing forts, presidios, military camps, barracks and stockades to ward off potential enemies, some of which are still standing. The…

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5 Bioluminescent Beaches You Need to Visit

Anyone who doesn’t like the beach is surely missing out. (Who actually doesn’t like going to beaches?) But the new talk-of-the-town are these beaches in several parts of the world that apparently glow in the dark. Is this fact or fiction? Definitely fact. Bioluminescence is the phenomenon that causes the…

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Zion National Park

In Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is sprawled over a large area of 593.26 square kilometres! It houses 4 distinct ecosystems- desert, riparian, woodland and coniferous forest. Because of these zones that coexist in harmony, the park features an extremely unique diversity of flora and fauna.  However, Zion’s popularity largely…

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In Pictures: Antelope Canyon in Arizona

Formed by the wear of rushing water through the rocks over many years, Antelope Canyon was born. Located on Navajo land east of Page in Arizona, Antelope Canyon has become one of the most visited slot canyons in the world.  What starts off as a tiny crack created by flash…

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Ouray Ice Park

Most National Parks and Forests are known for their stunning species of flora and fauna against the backdrop of greens and browns. However, this National Forest is renowned for shades of blue and white.      As the winds start ushering in winter in the beginning of November, Ice Farmers…

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Canyoning

To get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, more and more individuals find themselves completely immersed in the wonders of nature. Completely cut off from the rest of the world, we seek an experience that produces a rush of adrenaline and a thumping heart when the day…

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Editor’s Choice: The Grand Canyon

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. As we close this week’s theme, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we choose our favourite out of all of them.  But how could one possibly choose just one out of over a thousand breathtaking places? It was a tough choice to make.…

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Everglades National Park

Head to the southern tip of Florida and be greeted by 1.5 million acres of wilderness called the Everglades National Park. This National Park is made up of a complex mesh of wetlands and forests which get their water supply from Lake Okeechobee. It is a fragile umbrella of 9…

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