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National Parks

National Parks

Best national parks to visit

monument valley

Monument Valley: Unearthly Beauty

With its sweeping views of the desert, travelers to Monument Valley often feel like they're in a John Ford western. Here's what to see and do in Monument Valley.

Say Kiwi: Exploring Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand is the perfect base for hiking, canoeing, camping and much more.
Bike touring in Maine

Bike Touring in Coastal Maine

Maine has been named the second most bike-friendly state in America -- and for good reason. A bike tour is a fantastic way to explore the coast of Maine.
Travel in Salento Columbia

Beyond Coffee: Salento, Colombia

There's more to this region of Colombia than coffee. Travelers to Salento can hike Cocora Valley, a national park famous for its Dr.Seuss reminiscent wax palm trees.
Travel in Alaska

Grizzly Dreams: Alaska’s Katmai National Park

Want to see bears in the wild? Alaska should be on your bucket list.
Travel in Scotland

Rain or Shine: Castle Stay near Loch Lomond

A romantic five-star castle hotel is the perfect base to explore Scotland's Loch Lomond.
Canyonlands National Park

Colorful Canyonlands: Utah’s Red Rock Desert

Hydrate. Then wait for the sunset. This is adventure in Utah's Canyonlands.

Gates of the Arctic: Adventures in Northern Alaska

Get set for stunning views of the aurora borealis.
Gorilla trek Uganda

African Adventure: In Search of the Mountain Gorilla in Uganda

Fewer than a thousand mountain gorillas remain in the world. Here's where you can see them in the wild.
Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Down Under: Snorkeling Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling in crystal waters provides an up-close look at one of the modern world's seven natural wonders.
Fishing for tiger fish in Zululand.

Fishing Adventure in Zululand, South Africa

Chasing the notorious tiger fish, a species that has the dentures to destroy lures, bait or your hand if you get too close.
Travel in Namibia

Sky-High Sunrise at Namibia’s Dune 45

Heaven and earth collide atop the world’s tallest sand dunes in Africa.
Safari in Botswana

On Safari: The Wilds of Botswana

Join the safari for a dose of untamed Africa. But beware: Honking hippos may keep you from a good night’s rest.
The sun sets on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo by Rick DuVal

The Grand Canyon: Exploring the North Rim

While the Grand Canyon's South Rim bustles with activity, the remote North Rim is a world apart.