Monthly Archives: November 2009

Spotlight on Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA

               Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border, offers accessible wilderness and wildlife viewing to travelers in the populous eastern part of the US.  Because of this fact, it is one of the most visited … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Carlsbad Caverns National Park, USA

                Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the premier cave destination in the world.  Imagine descending over 250 meters (750 feet) into the dark depths, but finding lighted pathways through chambers of stalactites, stalagmites and many other formations.  There are … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Rocky Mountain National Park, USA

               Rocky Mountain National Park includes a portion of the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  Mountain scenery is spectacular as Trail Ridge Road leaves Estes, Colorado, and rises to the Continental Divide (an imaginary line which pertains to … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Acadia National Park, USA

               Acadia National Park, southeast of Bangor, Maine, preserves a beautiful, rugged area of the Atlantic Ocean coastline.  Although it is one of America’s smallest national parks, it is one of the most visited because of its location in … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Niagara Falls, USA and Canada

                        Niagara Falls, which straddles the border between upstate New York (USA) and Ontario, Canada, has been a top tourist destination for almost two (2) centuries.  The American Falls are slightly higher, but not as wide as the Canadian … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Grand Canyon National Park

              Grand Canyon National Park is so beautiful and spectacular that people who see it have difficulty expressing themselves.  Because the area is so huge (it can be seen from outer space) it defies description and is hard to … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Zion National Park, USA

               Zion National Park, in Utah, is another monument to the forces of erosion and their effect on the landscape.  The difference between Zion and other parks such as the Grand Canyon, is that here, the visitor is at … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bryce Canyon National Park, USA

              Bryce Canyon National Park, in Utah, is a fantasy land of shapes and colors.  The visitor looks down, or walks down, into a bowl of spires, called hoodoos.  Each hoodoo is layered with colors, primarily red, orange, yellow, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Glacier International Peace Park, USA and Canada

               Glacier National Park is located in Northern Montana and is associated with Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, the two together comprising Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, an interesting concept involving cooperation of two separate countries to preserve … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Amalfi Coast

               The Amalfi Coast Drive, located southwest of the city of Naples, is, arguably, the most spectacular drive in the world. The road (SS 163) winds its way along cliffs which hover precipitously above the ocean.  Nestled at various points … Continue reading

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