Category: North America

Explore Québec by the sea: Beautiful by nature

Explore Québec by the sea: Beautiful by nature

Maritime Quebec is dotted with a myriad of picturesque villages, crowned with Appalachian summits on the south side and by the Canadian Shield on the north side.

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Best National Parks in the American Southwest

Best National Parks in the American Southwest

We present our Parks by state to help keep the geography organized.  On the page below we provide a brief overview of the parks we recommend.

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Monument Valley

Visiting Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is reputed for its archaeological sites, especially its unique cliff dwellings, some of which include multi-story dwellings wedged into narrow chasms from floor to ceiling. 

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Grand Canyon, North Rim

Visiting Grand Canyon National Park

The amazing vistas in the Grand Canyon National Park reveal the continual battle between erosion and land building. 

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Petrified Forest National Park

Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park encompasses parts of the Painted Desert and an amazing collection of petrified wood that has been converted to rock, usually some form of quartz. 

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Hiking in Death Valley

Visiting Death Valley National Park

While the beauty of Death Valley National Park is undeniable, it is  hard to appreciate in the summer, when the average temperature hovers around 115 F (46 C).Death Valley is an immense national park.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is located in a forlorn section of eastern California where the Mojave Desert meets the Colorado Desert in a colorful tumult of rocks and arid vegetation.

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Visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The park is a wonderful mix of massive subterranean chambers and smaller caves, all containing exotic features that rarely exist in an environment as accessible as the one at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is the place for you.   When the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains are snow capped the park is at its loveliest.

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Zion National Park

Visiting Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located along the edge of the Colorado Plateau in an area in which the rock layers have been uplifted, tilted and eroded into a staircase of colorful cliffs running from Bryce Canyon to the Grand Canyon. 

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