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My favourite lesser-known national parks

Filed in National Parks, The USA by on May 5, 2016
My favourite lesser-known national parks

Happy 100th birthday to the National Parks Service of the USA! It was a warm summer’s day in August 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson created the government body that oversee the country’s most spectacular natural sites, some forty-four years after Yellowstone National Park had come into being, and it’s certainly come a long way since […]

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The top 5 most iconic national parks in America

Filed in National Parks, The USA by on April 28, 2016
The top 5 most iconic national parks in America

It’s been a good 100 years for nature. The National Park Service celebrates its centenary in August, and we couldn’t be happier! Thanks to the service’s tireless work, the majesty of nature has been protected and allowed to thrive on the North American continent. More than just glorified nature reserves, many North American national parks […]

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The Land of the Midnight Sun

Filed in Alaska, The USA by on April 8, 2016
The Land of the Midnight Sun

It’s a strange feeling for it to be so late in the evening and for it be so light outside, or to see people out jogging and sitting around talking when the world should be asleep. It’s also odd to be sitting around a campfire at 2 am (or to even have a campfire) with […]

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Celebrate 100 years of National Park Service in Alaska

Filed in Alaska, The USA by on April 4, 2016
Celebrate 100 years of National Park Service in Alaska

When Mother Nature wants to remind you she’s around, she doesn’t exactly hold back. Witness the eruption at the end of last month of the Pavlof Volcano in Southwest Alaska that spewed a cloud of ash more than seven miles up into the atmosphere and forced the cancellation of dozens of local flights. Winds carried […]

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Finding adventure in Utah’s Mighty Five

Filed in Southwest USA by on March 3, 2016
Finding adventure in Utah’s Mighty Five

You can’t visit the adventure playground of the Desert Southwest and not have a little adrenaline fuelled fun whilst you’re there. We’ve chosen some of the top ways to explore Utah’s Mighty Five national parks and enjoy a little excitement while you’re at it. The possibilities for adventure are endless. Find adventure in Utah Exciting […]

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A rainy day in Zion

Filed in Southwest USA by on February 29, 2016
A rainy day in Zion

Waking up last week in Zion National Park and hearing the rain on my window didn’t inspire me to hop out of bed like I normally do, but I knew I had a group of people depending on me so up I got. With rain and scattered thunderstorms forecast for the rest of the day, […]

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Why it’s better to travel in your 40s than your 20s

Filed in Active by on February 26, 2016 3 Comments
Why it’s better to travel in your 40s than your 20s

There’s no age limit on travel, but there is something of a trend for people trying to do as much as they can in their 20s. While the logic of ticking off the major destinations in your flush of youth when you have few personal commitments certainly makes sense at first glance, there are actually […]

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5 reasons travel makes you happy

Filed in General by on February 3, 2016
5 reasons travel makes you happy

You may have heard the saying ‘travel broadens the mind’, but the concept of travel generating happiness is a bit newer. However, there is a whole host of reasons why travel has the power to make you happy – especially when you consider that the experiences we have affect us uniquely. We have picked five of […]

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Top spots for couples in North America

Filed in Canada, The USA by on February 2, 2016
Top spots for couples in North America

Maintaining a relationship can be a challenging and tricky thing, especially when you both have full-time jobs and other commitments. However, there is no better way to put the spark back into your relationship and fall in love all over again than discovering new sights together. North America is an incredibly beautiful corner of the […]

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Exploring Yellowstone in the snow

Filed in The USA by on February 1, 2016
Exploring Yellowstone in the snow

Yellowstone, America’s first national park is a sight to behold in the summer, and in the winter it opens up a whole new kind of wonderful. Picture bubbling geysers surrounded by a sea of white and an array of footprints left by the unique wildlife that live there. Our Grand American adventurer, Iain has been […]

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