If you want to travel across Canada, trains are by far the most scenic and exciting ways to do it. Sure, you can take a plane and arrive there a bit faster.
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.
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.
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.
The amazing vistas in the Grand Canyon National Park reveal the continual battle between erosion and land building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.