National Parks

Everything you need to know about North America’s national parks is right here. From the lesser-known parks to the ones known the world over. We share with you the best ways to get out and explore them.

A new perspective on America’s national parks

Filed in National Parks by on January 13, 2017
A new perspective on America’s national parks

Sure, you’ve seen the best pictures and videos of America’s incredible national parks – but have you seen them from above? For a truly breathtaking view over four amazing natural sites, click ‘play’ on the videos below and be bowled over by a whole new perspective on Yosemite, Bryce, the Grand Canyon and Zion! Yosemite […]

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Top 10 adventure activities in North America

Filed in Active, Alaska, Canada, National Parks, The USA, Uncategorized by on January 6, 2017 2 Comments
Top 10 adventure activities in North America

Ever had the urge to get away and do something totally out of the ordinary? To swap your drive to work with sandboarding down colossal dunes, or your time in the office with rafting through the wilderness? Your knee-jerk reaction those thoughts might be disregard them as flights of fancy – but do you really […]

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See Western America’s natural wonders

Filed in Discovery, National Parks, Nature, Walking, Western USA, Wildlife by on October 13, 2016
See Western America’s natural wonders

The mention of the west of America conjures up images of mountains, deserts, cacti, cowboys, horses and saloon bars – well, that’s probably the depiction you’ve seen in famous western films. In fact, the reality is not too different – you may not see men in checked shirts and brown leather boots riding across the […]

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Walking through wonder – Yellowstone Wildlife Walk

Filed in Active, National Parks, Northwest USA by on July 26, 2016
Walking through wonder – Yellowstone Wildlife Walk

The Yellowstone Wildlife Walk encompasses three of the USA’s most beautiful national parks, offering the chance to see the country’s wildlife up close and personal. With plenty of walking and hiking opportunities, it’s the perfect trip for active nature lovers. We spoke to Sarah Carter, who recently embarked on the Yellowstone Wildlife Walk, about her […]

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Pennies for Parks

Filed in National Parks, The USA by on July 13, 2016
Pennies for Parks

You might know by now that in 2016 the National Park Service (NPS) turns 100 years old; a huge milestone for this pioneering organisation. The service is instrumental in maintaining America’s many incredible parks so that adventurers like us can continue to experience these amazing places up close, year after year. Celebrate the centenary! Of […]

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5 life-changing experiences to have in North America

Filed in Discovery, National Parks, Nature, The USA by on June 2, 2016
5 life-changing experiences to have in North America

Few things possess the power to change your life in quite the same way as travel. Exploring the world can be a catalyst for making changes in your own life, not to mention causing dramatic and positive shifts in your perspective. Photo credit: iStock Of course, when it comes to this transformative ability, not all […]

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The land where the bison roam

Filed in National Parks, Nature, Northwest USA, The USA, Wildlife by on June 2, 2016
The land where the bison roam

Maybe it’s just me. But when I close my eyes and picture the USA, it’s images of skyscrapers and freeways that come to mind first, rather than the ‘Wild West’ and the wide open spaces where the bison roam. Perhaps it’s our increasingly urban lifestyles that draw us to the concrete jungles of Manhattan or […]

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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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How travel can conquer the winter blues

Filed in Active, National Parks, Nature, The USA, Walking, Wildlife by on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
How travel can conquer the winter blues

As the sun becomes increasingly shy, the days more blustery and the rain more frequent, many of us experience a dip in our mood. The winter blues can, at times, feel insurmountable, especially during the shortest days of the year – but there are plenty of effective antidotes, one of the most potent of which […]

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