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Posts from the ‘National Parks’ Category

  • August 11, 2011
    Statue of Liberty to close for a year starting Oct 29, 2011

    Update: October 25, 2012 – Statue of Liberty opens after a year of repairs & renovations After 9/11 attacks the crown of the Statue of Liberty was closed for public until President Obama opened it on July 4, 2009. Now, the monument will close for a year starting October 29, 2011, a day after its […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Free travel apps for iOS – Part 5

    There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help. Updated on September 27, 2011 Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS Also check out TripBase’s Travel […]


  • May 2, 2011
    Great Blue Hole in Belize

    The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 kilometres (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 metres (984 ft) across and 124 metres (407 ft) deep. As the […]


  • April 16, 2011
    National Park apps for iOS and Android from Chimani – free for National Park week

    Chimani is giving away free apps for iPhone and Android for the National Park week. Usually available between $4.99 to $9.99, these apps are available for download now. “Entrance to the national parks is free, and so too should our apps”, says Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan. “Chimani develops apps for national parks because they are […]


  • April 5, 2011
    Effects of highway on wild-beast migration in Serengeti

    eTurboNews reports that the annual migration of wild beast has begun in the low-grass plains between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The great herds are starting their move en masse, final destination being the rich pastures of the Masai Mara in neighboring Kenya, which is part of the greater Serengeti trans-boundary ecosystem. Between the end of […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Ushuaia – Southernmost city of the world

    Picture: Valdir Grassi on Flickr Between Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, under the Patagonian sky, is Tierra del Fuego. Argentina shares half of this island territory in the South Atlantic Ocean with Chile. It’s a place of oil derricks, sheep, glaciers, wind and waterways. Ushuaia and Río Grande are the two main towns; awesome […]


  • August 25, 2009
    Grand Canyon Skywalk is a sham!

    Note: This post was written in August 2009 so prices and all details are effective at this time and may subject to change. It’s best to contact the Skywalk directly for latest up to date details. After reading good and bad things about the Grand Canyon Skywalk, we wanted to experience the feeling of “walking […]


  • July 16, 2009
    Free federal parks and recreation Access Pass

    NOTE: This article is relevant to travel for people with disabilities How to Travel With A Free Federal Parks And Recreation Access Pass When traveling, and you are legally disabled, remember to get a free, lifetime Access Pass to gain free admission at all Federal Parks across the United States. Along with this discount individuals, […]


  • July 6, 2009
    Joshua Tree National Park, California

    Landscape Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special […]


  • May 29, 2009
    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    The Serengeti is where Africa’s mystery, rawness and power surround you, and where the beauty and synchrony of nature can be experienced as in few other places. On its vast, treeless plains, one of earth’s most impressive natural cycles plays itself out again and again, as tens of thousands of hoofed animals, driven by primeval […]


  • May 19, 2009
    Photo of the day: Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in east-central California. Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. The 750,000-acre, 1,200 square-mile park contains thousands of lakes and ponds, 1600 miles […]


  • May 1, 2009
    Three best safaris in India

    India has a wide range of wildlife safaris and national parks, some of which have accommodations in the heart of the reserves. Visitors can take elephant rides or jeep tours to watch the flora and fauna – lions, tigers, crocodiles, elephants, boars, birds, monitor lizards and more – and experience the beauty of Indian wildlife. […]


  • March 15, 2009
    Santa Ynez trail in Los Angeles

    One of the short and easy-to-hike trails in the Santa Monica mountains is the Santa Ynez trails. Located in the town of Pacific Palisades, reaching this trail is easy! Difficulty level: Easy Trail distance: 2.5 miles Driving Directions: The interstate 10-West merges in the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH, US-1) at Santa Monica. Keep driving on […]


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