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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...

Swimming with Dolphins in Jamaica

Dolphin Cove Jamaica was founded in 2001 and has become a very popular attraction in Jamaica. This magnificent property has a natural cove which is surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Visitors have the opportunity to interact and Swim With dolphins, enjoying the thrill and love of these amazing lovable animals. If you aren’t interested in swimming with the dolphins, there is still...

The spectacular landscape of Las Medulas

The town of Las Médulas is located in the region of El Bierzo, Leon. This small mountain town marks the natural beginning of the ascent towards Las Médulas, a unique cultural landscape that was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. It is a historic mining site near the town of Ponferrada in the region of El Bierzo, which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. To extract gold,...

El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico

The El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system. At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse of the national forests hosting hundreds of animal and plant species, some of which are found only here. More than 100 billion gallons of rainwater fall on the Forest per year. The climate is frost-free and...