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Best of Canyonlands National Park

      Canyonlands is another of Utah’s incredible national parks and another look at the geological results of the Colorado and Green Rivers’ relentless downhill flow to the sea. In a sense, part of Canyonlands is simply a prequel to the … Continue reading

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Best of Arches National Park

          The flagship of eastern Utah’s national parks has a dazzling display of natural arches as well as a variety of other unique or unusual rock formations. The park road system facilitates access to many of the signature formations, but be … Continue reading

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Best of the Treasure Coast

    This section of Florida’s long coastline begins around Palm Beach and extends south through Boca Raton. It is one of the most popular parts of Florida for retirees, snowbirds, and vacationers. The beaches are marvelous, extending for miles and miles. … Continue reading

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Best of Mammoth Cave National Park

      Mammoth Cave National Park claims to be the largest cave system in the world. Whether that is true or not, it is certainly extensive and fascinating, as all caves tend to be.  Although park literature tries to encourage visitors … Continue reading

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Best of Denali National Park

     Denali is a name given to what I knew as Mount McKinley when I was growing up. In the native Athabascan language of this part of Alaska, it means “the high one.” In fact, it is a very “high … Continue reading

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Best of Glacier Bay National Park

     Glacier Bay National Park is one of the best places in the world to see glaciers. Very accessible now via cruise ship, this amazing landscape takes your breath away. To see the effects and the presence of glaciers up … Continue reading

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Best of Petrified Forest National Park

     This park, located in eastern Arizona, is easily accessed from Albuquerque, New Mexico, since it is just over the state line. The park features trees that were buried quickly by sediments, about 225 million years ago. They fossilized under … Continue reading

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Best of Carlbad Caverns National Park

     The Carlsbad Caverns are one of the premier cave systems in the world. Located in southern New Mexico, the area is replete with underground wonderlands, including some which have only been recently discovered.         Another attraction of Carlsbad is … Continue reading

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Best of Acadia National Park

    As the only national park in the populous northeast, Acadia is extremely popular, visited by millions each year. It is a patchwork of properties, linked together by roads, incorporating whole villages, several islands, and small communities. There is even a … Continue reading

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Best of Lassen Volcanic National Park

    Lassen Volcanic is one of America’s lesser known national parks. It is located in north-central California and is centered around Lassen Peak, one of a number of volcanoes which exist on a north-south line from the Canadian border near … Continue reading

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