Parks & Natural Wonders

a-quick-trip-to-the-antelope-island

A Quick Trip to Antelope Island State Park in Utah

Antelope Island State Park is mesmerizing. Situated in the Great Salt Lake, it's one of the most breathtaking places I have visited in the beehive state of Utah. The island is a picturesque backdrop for hiking and wildlife viewing.

visiting-mount-greylock-highest-point-in-massachusetts

Visiting Mount Greylock, the Highest Point in Massachusetts

Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and offers visitors stunning views, miles of hiking trails, and a wonderful mountain top experience.

gus-and-lyndall-wortham-park-and-wortham-fountain-comparing-both-houston-sites

Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park, and Wortham Fountain: Comparing Both Houston Sites

Well-known philanthropists Gus and Lyndall Wortham have a park and a fountain bearing their name in two distinct areas of Houston. See what makes each unique and special, and learn some Houston history.

where-and-when-to-see-elk-in-rocky-mountain-national-park

Where and When to See Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado

A guide to finding elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado. Information on where to see elk in all four seasons along with photos.

touring-the-south-dakota-black-hills-in-a-day

Touring the South Dakota Black Hills in a Day

Useful information, links, and photos of the South Dakota Black Hills area, including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park.

the-three-community-parks-of-the-wfdd-in-katy-texas

3 Community Parks in the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, Texas

In addition to three community parks, the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, TX, maintains many miles of channels as well as interconnecting trails. See photos and learn about the parks here.

casa-grande-national-monument-in-arizona

Casa Grande National Monument in Arizona

The ruins of Casa Grande National Monument date back centuries. Located in the Sonoran desert of Arizona, the massive "big house" and other structures were abandoned in 1450. Learn about it here.

jamail-skatepark-stunning-texas-sized-skatepark-in-houston

Jamail Skatepark: Stunning Texas-Sized Skatepark in Houston

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is one of the largest of such parks in all of Texas. If you are a skateboarder, you will definitely wish to see this fantastic place near Houston.

edith-l-moore-nature-sanctuary-photos-information

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary Photos and Information

We are lucky to have this wondrous nature sanctuary in the heart of Houston. One seems far removed from the hustle and bustle when walking in this natural habitat.

spectacular-henry-moore-sculpture-in-houstons-eleanor-tinsley-parkpark

Spectacular Henry Moore Sculpture in Houston's Eleanor Tinsley Park

"Large Spindle Piece"—a sculpture by Henry Moore—graces Eleanor Tinsley Park on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas. See photos, Henry Moore quotes, and a video.

visit-isle-royale-national-park-for-those-over-50

Isle Royale National Park: Fun for All Ages

Isle Royale National Park is one of the most remote areas of the country. Accessible only by seaplane or ferry, it's considered a hiking and kayaking paradise. Yet folks of all ages can have a comfortable, safe, and adventurous wilderness experience without needing a tent and sleeping bag.

chainsaw_art_honors_firefighters

Pueblo Montaño Chainsaw Sculpture Garden Honors Firefighters

Firefighters deserve to be honored, and fires need to be respected at all times. One retired firefighter, Mark Chavez, chose to honor both at the site of a large fire by creating a series of chainsaw sculptures.

minneopa-state-park-southern-minnesotas-hidden-gem

Minneopa State Park: Southern Minnesota's Hidden Gem

Southern Minnesota for the most part consists of corn and bean fields with a not so interesting landscape. Minneopa, however, is a charming little State Park with a waterfall and Bison range.

standing-stone-state-park-in-tennessee

Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee

Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee, a relatively small park located on the Cumberland Plateau, is brimming with history, natural beauty, and recreational activities. It is a great place to be unplugged.

10-most-unbelievable-places-that-really-exist

The 10 Most Unbelievable Places That Really Exist

The world is full of mysteries, magic, and beautiful places that seem like they could only exist in our imagination, or in books and movies. Believe it or not, some of these places are actually real!

10-most-amazing-lakes-in-the-world

10 Most Amazing Lakes in the World

Lakes are not as frequently visited as beaches and falls. Although they are not as popular, they can certainly be just as beautiful and spectacular. Sometimes, they are even more so.

10-most-amazing-caves-in-the-world

The 10 Most Incredible Caves in the World

For many people, caves may just be a boring piece of hollowed-out rock. Well, this will prove them wrong as we will explore a few of the most amazing caves that exist in the world.

incredible-rock-formations

The 20 Most Famous and Amazing Rock Formations in the World

Rock formations have attracted humans since time immemorial. Their shapes, components and locations make them totally unique. It's no wonder that tourists and locals alike find pleasure in visiting these incredible sites.

denali-national-park-the-last-great-frontier

Visiting Denali National Park: The Last Great Frontier

Denali National Park is one of the most remote, pristine areas in the American National Park System. Home to an amazing array of wildlife, the park's six million acres of untamed landscape offer visitors spectacular views and stunning scenery.

muir-woods-national-monument-old-growth-forest-near-san-francisco

Muir Woods National Monument: Breathtaking Old-Growth Forest Near San Francisco

With reverence, we walked on the paths through this amazing cathedral of nature. Spell-binding! See photos and videos.

below-sea-level-exploring-the-worlds-ten-lowest-points-of-land

Below Sea Level: 10 of the Lowest Points in the World

This article beautifully summarizes the major points of land on the earth's surface which fall below sea level.

the-five-best-places-to-see-the-southern-lights-aurora-australis

The Five Best Places to See the Southern Lights—Aurora Australis

A look at the top five places to see the Southern Lights and the best times of year to visit.

paterson-great-falls-national-historical-park-natural-beauty-and-urban-history

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park: Natural Beauty and Urban History in New Jersey

The Great Falls of the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, with the surrounding historic mill area in the City of Paterson, has been designated as America’s 45th National Historical Park, the 397th unit of the National Park System. A spectacular natural wonder, the Great Falls also played a key role in American history as the centerpiece of the first planned industrial center in the U.S.

sunset-crater-volcano-pictures-of-old-volcanic-eruption-in-arizona

Sunset Crater: Pictures of a Volcanic National Monument in Arizona

This fantastic site just north of Flagstaff is impressive! See photos and videos of this close encounter with volcanic activity of the past.

nature-haiku-desert-series-from-anza-borrego

Visiting California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Deserts are places of extreme contrast, and as such are often overlooked as places to visit. What a shame! The desert has so much to offer, especially in the way of wildflowers. March and April are the best times to witness the transformation from bare to full of blooms.

top-10-most-amazing-caves

The Top 10 Most Amazing and Beautiful Caves in the World

These 10 amazing caverns are some of the best the world has to offer. Whether for their unique geological features, unparalleled beauty, or large size, each of these caves stands out as a must-see for any subterranean explorer.

top-10-famous-lakes-of-the-world

The 10 Most Famous Lakes in the World

Want to learn about some of the world's biggest and deepest lakes? Read on to discover 10 of the most amazing lakes on the planet.

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in Utah and Surrounding Views

From petrified dunes to petrified wood and spectacular views, this site and the surrounding area have much to offer. See photos and videos.

bryce-canyon-national-park---a-hell-of-a-place-to-lose-a-cow

Magnificent Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah: Forces of Nature

If you want to see an excellent example of the forces of erosion, Bryce Canyon is the place to go! See photos and videos of this spectacular Utah National Park.