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My US National Park wishlist

After writing about my highlights from the US National Parks I’ve visited in the southwest, it got me thinking about the other parks in the USA that top my wishlist. The country has 59 different National Parks, which cover…

White Rim Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
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Canyonlands: Land of the giants

Utah’s biggest national park, Canyonlands was also the park on my road trip route that I knew the least about. I’d seen plenty of photos of Arches, the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon and Zion‘s red rocks, but what about Canyonlands?…

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
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The beauty of Bryce Canyon, Utah

A land of delicately carved rock spires in sunset shades, Bryce Canyon was an out-of-this-world start to my southwest US national park hopping. The park is made up of a series of amphitheatres along the edge of a plateau,…

The mysteries of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
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The mysteries of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

In an area of the southwest USA that’s crammed with National Parks, Mesa Verde is the odd one out. Why? Because the environment that’s being preserved here isn’t a natural one which dates back millions of years. Instead it’s…

Abel Tasman National Park by sea kayak
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Abel Tasman National Park by sea kayak

At the northern tip of the South Island, Abel Tasman is the smallest of New Zealand’s National Parks. It may not be big but it’s perfectly formed, with golden sandy beaches and a bright blue sea fringed by a…