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Best Places to Travel for Your First Trip in 2021



2021 is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to begin making your future travel plans.

From scenic national parks to world-class cities and tropical paradises, we have curated the top destinations in the United States to consider for your first trip in 2021.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks


How Many Days Should You Spend at Each National Park



The sheer size and overall breadth of our beautiful national parks make it nearly impossible to see and do everything, especially if you are on a tight schedule. It is easy to quickly become overwhelmed when trying to plan an itinerary, which is why a guided tour is one of the best ways to ensure you see the highlights.

If it is your first visit to the park, there are important attractions that you do not want to miss, whether that’s the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone or the Emerald Pools at Zion National Park.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks


Southern Rockies: Fun Things to Do in Colorado




The Southern Rockies of Colorado is one of the most scenic regions of America. Beautiful, colorful, and full of surprises, this area of Colorado is the perfect place to go to get away from it all.

Blessed with abundant sunshine and a highly varied landscape, the Southern Rockies beckon visitors outside. There are abundant activities to enjoy, but where are the best places? Where can you have the most fun? Well, we have a few pretty good answers.

Read on to learn more about the must-see sites near Colorado’s Southern Rockies!




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks


Top 7 Things to Do in Death Valley National Park




The strikingly beautiful Death Valley National Park in the heart of the Mojave Desert is a land of extremes. It is the lowest, driest and hottest place in the nation with scorching temperatures that can soar above 120 degrees.

This eerie desert landscape is as varied as it is beautiful. Dramatic mountains give way to expansive salt flats, sand dunes and unique hillside landscapes. There is much to do experience and see in this stunning stretch of desert.

Here are some of the top things to do in Death Valley National Park:




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks


What To Do In One Day At Bryce Canyon




Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah is most famous for its unique rock formations known as hoodoos. The park is home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, which rise high up into the air like totem poles in vivid red, orange, and amber. The park also boasts spectacular natural amphitheaters and bowls, pine forests, high plateaus, and deep valleys. Anywhere youlook in Bryce Canyon is uniquely beautiful, and you can look forward a new jaw-dropping vista at every turn. People often spend just a day or two in Bryce Canyon as part of a trip to multiple national parks, if you plan out your stay—that’s plenty.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks


How Mount Rushmore Was Constructed




Deep in South Dakota’s Black Hills, surrounded by endless miles of nature, four great American leaders are carved into the broad granite side of a sun-baked mountain. The four presidents on the striking Mount Rushmore National Monument are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These massive, silent beacons are visited by over 2 million guests annually. The monument took a team of over 400 workers more 14 years to build, and is considered “an accomplishment born, planned, and created in the minds and by the hands of Americans for Americans.”




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Topics: US National Parks


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Denali National Park




There is so much to do in Denali National Park. The Alaskan preserve offers beautiful scenery, fascinating wildlife, and unbeatable views. While Denali is known for being home to North America’s highest mountain peak, that’s not all there is to discover in the country’s northernmost state.




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Topics: Alaska, US National Parks, Travel Tips


Tips for Safely Watching Wildlife in National Parks




Observing wildlife in national parks is a magical experience. Seeing how animals act and interact with each other in their own territory is an experience you will remember forever. The advantage of visiting a National Park is that you don’t need fancy equipment or gear to find wildlife. There are plenty of paths and guided tours where animals roam freely throughout the year.




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Topics: US National Parks, Travel Tips


What To Pack For Trips to the Canadian & US Rocky Mountains




Whether you’re hiking Canadian Rockies or visiting the mountains stateside, you’ll want to be prepared for your trip. Packing can be one of the most stressful parts of preparing for any vacation. A trip to the Rocky Mountains between May and September is no different.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Packing Lists


General Sherman and General Grant Trees



Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, neighboring parks jointly administered by the NPS, are some of California’s finest. Located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, they have lush green meadows, thundering rivers, mighty mountains, a very healthy bear population, and sprawling groves of jaw-droppingly massive trees. They are home to two of the world’s largest living trees, the noble sequoia tree neighbors General Sherman and General Grant.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Travel Tips