Sep
10
2009
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What happens on a visit to a South African game reserve?

Elephant sighting on a game drive at Addo Elephant National Park (photo by H Browne - CC-BY)A game reserve combines nature conservation with travel and adventure. Some game reserves also incorporate animal tracking and hunting, but those are not the kind of game reserves we’re discussing here. We’ll take as our example the game parks run by SANParks, the South African National Parks authority. The game reserves are huge tracts of [more...]

Jul
21
2009
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What is there to do and see in Alberta?

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park.Whether you prefer busy metropolitan areas or remote wilderness, you’ll find plenty to do in Alberta, the Canadian province that borders the United States and is wedged between British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Here are a few of the highlights: Calgary: With about a million residents, Calgary is the province’s largest city and features the sort [more...]

Jun
22
2009
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What is there to do and see in and around Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica?

This spider was photographed in the Manuel Antonio area. Avmeir photo. CC-BY.Although Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest national park in Costa Rica (less than 700 hectares or 1,700 acres), it is also one of the most visited. And it’s no wonder: The park is home to a rain forest, monkeys galore, parrots, toucans, iguanas, sloths and other wildlife and the type of beaches that [more...]

May
21
2009
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What is there to do and see at Pompeys Pillar National Monument?

The signature of explorer William Clark is the main attraction of Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Mvguy photo. CC-BY.Pompeys Pillar National Monument, about 28 miles northeast of Billings, Montana, displays the only physical evidence that was left along the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition early in the 19th century. Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the first overland expedition from what is now the eastern United States to the Pacific [more...]

May
09
2009
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What is there to do and see in Zion National Park?

Red-rock canyon walls and steep cliffs in Zion National Park.One of the country’s most spectacular canyons can be visited in southwestern Utah‘s Zion National Park, which also is home to waterfalls, steep cliffs, abundant wildlife and geological formations. Most visitors to the park take a trip to Zion Canyon, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) long and half a mile (800 meters) deep. Because the [more...]

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Apr
13
2009
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What is there to do and see in Costa Rica?

Frogs in Costa RicaAs one of the world’s centers of ecotourism, Costa is a country for those who enjoy the outdoors. Beaches, rainforests, whitewater rapids, active volcanoes, wildlife and hot springs all beckon. Although San José, the capital and largest city, has its share of museums, restaurants and urban activities, Costa Rica’s attraction lies in its natural beauty. [more...]

Apr
05
2009
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What is there to do and see in and around North Cascades National Park?

The view toward Trapper Peak at Cascade Pass in North Cascades National Park.Because North Cascades National Park is 93% wilderness area, nearly all people who visit the park proper come to hike or climb mountains. But the park is only one unit in a vast region of public lands that include some of the most delightful peaks and lakes in North America. The park is managed as [more...]

Feb
03
2009
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What is there to do and see at and near Mount Rushmore?

George Washington at the Mount Rushmore MemorialEven though the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located far from a major metropolitan area, the area surrounding the American icon offers plenty for visitors to see and do. The region is an ideal one for families, especially those who enjoy the outdoors, to spend a week or more. But families with children aren’t the [more...]

Jan
27
2009
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What is there to see and do at Wind Cave National Park?

Picture in Wind Cave, South DakotaFor many people, Wind Cave National Park is just a place to spend a day during a visit to Mount Rushmore National Monument. But the national park, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is well worth a visit in its own right. The park is named, of course, for Wind Cave, which got [more...]

Jan
13
2009
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Where can I stay at Yellowstone National Park?

Geothermal pools such as this one are among the unusual attractions of Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Rick McCharles. CC-BY.Whether your idea of roughing it is sleeping under the stars or staying in a comfortable hotel room with a restaurant down the hall, you can find what you’re looking for in and near Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is not only the first national park in the United States, it is also one of the [more...]

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