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Single Day Walk – Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing has been labeled as the world’s greatest single day hike. Lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this an unforgettable walking journey. The 19.4km hike high into a volcanic alpine environment is a must-do in New Zealand but does require a bit of preparation. The weather can change quickly and unexpectedly...

Mosetlha Bush Camp at Madikwe Game Reserve

Mosetlha Bush Camp is family owned and run, a rustic and intimate, unfenced bush camp nestling at the very heart of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. The malaria free Madikwe is situated in North West Province, just a 3½ hours drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, 1½ hours from Sun City and an easy half hour’s drive from Gaborone. Mosetlha was started in the early 1990s as a rustic camp with...

Best Photos of Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park, with 236,381 un-spoiled acres, was established in 1899, 17 years before the National Park Service was formed, making it one of the oldest in the nation. Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. It...

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in South Dakota

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs is an active paleontological dig site, which boasts the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world. Current mammoth count is 61, with 58 Columbian and three woolly mammoths. Mammoths and other megafauna got trapped in a sinkhole and drown about 26,000 years ago. Their bones were buried and preserved.Paleontology is the study of pre-existing life based on fossils....

Castello di Amorosa Winery in Napa Valley, California

Castello di Amorosa is a castle and a winery located near Calistoga, California. It is the creation of Dario Sattui, who wanted to honor his grandfather Vittorio by building something that paid homage to his home in Italy. By the time he finished, he had created a 121,000-square-foot, 12th-century Tuscan style, castle to house his winery. The Castello was made with brick, wood and iron imported from...

Lower Geyser Basin Yellowstone National Park

The Lower Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin in terms of area in Yellowstone and probably the world. It covers over 12 square miles along the lower valley of the Firehole. It is home to approximately 100 geothermal features. Combined, these features cover five square miles and include all four types of features, including fumaroles, hot springs, geysers and mud pots. The area looks most impressive...

Vinales Valley – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vinales Valley is the pride and joy of the citizens of western Cuba and probably of all Cubans. It’s one of the most visited sites in Cuba. Thousands of visitors visit the Valley, go inside its caves, admire its nature and get to know its culture and particular Vinales cuisine. The valley has an area of 132 km2 and is located in the Sierra de los Organos mountains just north of Vinales in the...

Scenic Glacier National Park, Montana

The country’s 10th national park, Montana’s Glacier preserves 1 million acres of glacier-carved peaks and valleys, pristine turquoise lakes and streams, and dense ancient forests for all to enjoy. Glacier National Park is a part of the world’s first international peace park. The vision for a park was to celebrate peace and friendship between the United States and Canada. Glacier has welcomed...

Huacachina – The Mystical Desert Oasis in Peru

Just 5km from the city of Ica lies a picturesque lagoon surrounded by the biggest sand dunes you might ever see. Huacachina is a tiny town in southern Peru, an hour away from the Pacific coast. The town is basically a collection of resorts and restaurants around a blue-green laguna surrounded by huge sand dunes. It was originally built as a resort for the Peruvian higher classes. Huacachina has a permanent...

Riding at Wild Deuce, Rocky Mountains

Wild Deuce is owned & operated by Brenda Winder & Terri Mckinney sw of Rocky Mountain House Alberta. Offers top-notch trail riding, including rides to Lost Guide Lake and 40-Mile Ridge. Also offers the public pack trips, mountain clinics for you and your horse, limited horse training, women\’s retreats, moving and herding cattle trips and a whole lot of fun in the mountains! The Rocky...

The Seven-coloured earth of Chamarel, Mauritius

This world famous attraction is a unique volcanic geological phenomenon resulting in seven colours of earth swirled together to create a beautiful feature. This small area of strikingly bare landscape showing well-developed rills and various shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow. Chamarel rises 283 meters above sea level and is reached by a panoramic route, which cuts through...

Wildlife of Chobe River Front, Botswana

The Chobe River forms the border between Namibia and Botswana. The area is renowned for its diverse and prolific wildlife. Botswana may have a reputation as the most exclusive safari destination in Africa. The country is full of wonderful wildlife without crowds. The riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river...

Yaeyama Islands – Japans Treasure

The Yaeyama Islands are an archipelago in the southwest of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and cover 591.46 square kilometres and consists of 10 inhabited islands and several islets. They are home to numerous species of subtropical plants and mangrove forests. The islands produce sugarcane and pineapples. Coral reefs around the islands are ideal habitats for dolphins, sea turtles, and larger fish such as...

Marvelous Yosemite in Fall

Yosemite is open year-round and it’s always a great time to visit, but the best time to visit Yosemite National Park is autumn. September offers great temperatures with far fewer visitors. Many of activities can also be done in the autumn such as hiking, zip lining, horseback riding, and rock climbing. credit: Christopher.Michel

Los Angeles Zoo Facts

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 133-acre zoo founded in 1966 and located in Los Angeles, California. The city of Los Angeles owns the entire zoo. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800...