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Maine: The Way Life Should Be



Maine changed its state slogan from Vacationland to “the way life should be.” Which is a lot more accurate. The 23rd state is known for its slower pace, open spaces, and spectacular scenery. Maine’s long coastline and thickly forested interior are ruggedly and expansively beautiful. Granite mountains look out over quaint towns, and Maine’s rocky shores are the first place in America to greet the sunrise.

People visit here, move here, and stay here because there’s room and opportunity to enjoy life. There’s no reason to rush. The seasons change when they change, the fish will bite when they’re ready, and Mainers move on Maine Time.

YMT’s Coastal Maine & Acadia tour is a relaxing, peaceful, delightful journey through America’s Easternmost state. A memorable mixture of tours, activities, and free time allows guests to experience Maine at its fullest.




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Topics: US National Parks, Guest Stories, Travel Inspiration


Your Guide to Visiting Yellowstone National Park




It’s impossible not to enjoy a Yellowstone National Park vacation. The 2-million-acre park in the Wyoming wilderness is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Its wild terrain is diverse, with deep canyons, towering mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, and most famously, geysers.

There’s so much to see in this magnificent national park, the third most popular park in America. If you’re planning a trip to Yellowstone, this guide can help you have a truly memorable experience.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, US National Parks


Most Visited National Parks in the US



America’s national parks are so precious that they are nationally protected and preserved as a birthright for all future generations. These natural wonders make us feel small—and we can’t help but marvel at their extraordinary beauty. Popular parks receive over a million visitors annually. The 10 most visited parks welcome more than 3 million people each year.




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Topics: US National Parks, Travel Inspiration


Tips For Exploring Canyonlands National Park




At the Confluence of Canyonlands National Park, the Green and Colorado Rivers collide. From more than 2,000 feet above on a high desert mesa, visitors can view the scene from an Island in the Sky. This vast and rugged outback contains some of the most untamed landscapes in the country, 527-square miles of towering spires and sweeping arches, wandering canyons, and other-worldly vistas. Carved by the rivers and the passing of time, Canyonlands is truly one of America’s greatest national treasures and, in our opinion, should be included on any national parks travel bucket list.




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Topics: US National Parks


America's Bucket list - Travel to our National Parks



When westward expansion threatened America’s wildlife and wilderness, a “nation’s park, containing man and beast in all the wild and freshness of their nature’s beauty” was proposed.

A century later, the National Parks System now encompasses nearly 400 parks and monuments. These natural wonders, which were set aside for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, are among America’s greatest treasures—bucket list National Parks you will not want to miss.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Travel Inspiration


Must See Western National Parks to Visit for First Timers



The United States boasts 62 national parks spread over 31 states and territories. These range from small parks to large, famous ones such as Yellowstone and its most popular attraction, Old Faithful.

The western part of the U.S. has the most national parks, including the acclaimed Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Arches, and Sequoia National Parks. That makes the west an ideal destination to easily explore a variety of parks. These are our top five western national parks for first-timers.




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Topics: US National Parks, Travel Inspiration


Benefits of Booking a Rocky Mountain Vacation Package



The Rocky Mountains span all the way from northern British Columbia in Canada to northern New Mexico in the United States. They offer breathtaking landscapes and vistas dotted with snow-capped mountain peaks, rivers and lakes, trails, and abundant wildlife.

Each year, millions of visitors flock to the Rockies to experience the majestic beauty of nature and explore the vast trails, rivers, alpine forests, and lakes.




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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