Tag: National Parks

5 Beautiful & Historical Things to Do at Pearl Harbor (with Map)

Beautiful things to do at Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is a touchingly beautiful place to visit. The attack of the Japanese on the United States military base at this location sparked America’s involvement in WWII. Since the attack was so unexpected, many lives were lost, and Pearl Harbor is itself a tribute to the brave soldiers who fought there. Let’s explore together my favorite things to do at Pearl Harbor.

6 Beautiful Things to Do at Mount Olympus Greece (with Map)

Best things to do at Mount Olympus Greece

Bordering Thessaly, Greece and Macedonia, Mount Olympus is Greece’s largest mountain, with an elevation of 9,573 feet. A hiker’s paradise with many trails, Mount Olympus rewards visitors with lush green wooded landscapes and inviting waterfalls, combined with history and mythology. Let’s explore together some favorite things to do at Mount Olympus Greece.

5 Things to Do in Zion National Park in Winter

Thumbnail of Ragged cliffs at Zion National ParkMillions of tourists visit Zion National Park every year. Just like other famous parks in Utah, Zion is very busy during the summer.  However, thousands also find their way to Zion National Park in winter. While visiting Zion in winter has its unique challenge, having very few visitors also means that  you can enjoy some of the most popular spots without the pressure of the crowds.

6 Iconic Spots For Camping in California

Big Sur is a favorite camping spot

California is filled with scenic beauty and is home to some of the most diverse natural wonders. Being the third-largest state in the US and with almost half of the land surface covered with forest, the Golden State of California has a thriving $3 billion industry, the highest compared to any other state. Besides, it is also called the land of extremes being home to several snow-capped mountains, as well as hot dry desserts, breath-taking rugged coastal lines, and thousand-year-old trees. Let’s explore some of the iconic places for camping in California.

3 Beautiful National Parks in Eastern Utah

Utah is most famous for its five national parks and many state parks. On our trip to Denver and Colorado Springs areas, we decided to come into Eastern Utah and visit three of its famous national parks. While these national parks are very hot during the summer, they are unique in providing a close look to the other-worldly landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. Come with me as we explore 3 must see national parks in Eastern Utah.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water lake (or loch) in Scotland. Together with the beautiful surrounding hills and mountains, Loch Lomond and Trossachs is the most popular national park in Scotland. Since we were in Stirling, we decided to make the extra effort to see this beautiful lake.

7 Best Places to See Redwoods in California

Redwood National and State Park is an aggregation of California owned land which is managed jointly by the National and California Park Services. The official Redwood National Park is near the city of Eureka, but there are large clusters of giant California redwood trees scattered from far south at San Francisco to the north at Crescent City. Read on to see my favorite places to see the giant Redwoods in California.

2 Great Family Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park - Tall rocky pinnacles towering over Bear Gulch ReservoirPinnacles National Park in California is the newest national park in the United States. And as such this park is not very well known. This is a good thing especially in California where the national parks get very busy starting with the spring are become very difficult to visit getting very busy with tourists. Pinnacles National Park was very easy to visit since they were not that many people even on a Saturday. Come along with me as we explore the best family hikes in Pinnacles national park.