Death Valley is the land of extremes but it is much more than that. Under the extreme arid climate, there is considerable beauty in the desolation.Read more
The sun rose on yet another sunny Southern California morning as we drive from the huge metropolis of Los Angeles towards Oxnard. The urban landscape and traffic melts away as farmland begins to dominate. Soon, the smell of salt water waffles through the window as we leave the highway. We turn into the harbor where large vessels intermix with small sailboats and sea lions sunning themselves on the docks. The sea is calm and the temperature is a perfect 70 degrees. Looks like a glorious day for a boat ride.Read more
Morning light shines through the window at the Bayview Hotel as we woke up to the beautiful view of the calm sea. If this is the harbinger of views to come in Acadia National Park, we are in for a treat. The feel is quintessential New England.Read more
Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Natiional Park gives you beautiful vistas on both sides, and provides trailheads for many beautiful hikes. It’s one of the most beautiful mountain drives in eastern US.
Entering the park, the canopy of the treesRead more
The Great Smoky Mountains, with its trademark blue haze, conjures up Shangri-La and really beckons you to reflect, if you can find solitude.Read more
The dark clouds are above us as we approached the Mammoth Cave visitor center. The threat of rain is hovering over us but fear not – Most of this park is indoors, and naturally air-conditioned!
Fortunately, we did our research ahead and booked the tour before we got there. Nearly all tours were booked for the morning with only a few left in the afternoon. While it was a warm summer day, most visitors carried a sweatshirt with them. It will be important in a few minutes.Read more
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All 59 National Parks? Why? We are blessed to have such variety and natural beauty in the USA. The most beautiful sites are preserved in the 59 National Parks. This is one of the best ideas for the common good – to preserve and share the beauty of our country. My wife[…]Read more
The rain was light but constant as we approached the park in mid-morning on a Monday. As we leave the relative hustle and bustle of Columbia, South Carolina, the traffic melted away and the trees became thicker. The air is musty and the crowd is — well, not there. The parking lot is nearly empty. The entrance is unassuming, just to the side of the road. What can we expect? Where are the people?Read more
National Park inspires. It floods the senses, exercises the muscles, expands the mind, and enriches the soul. Driving into the park, the scenery gets more beautiful and all of the sudden, you come upon a grand vista that is simply a visual feast. You pull over and get out to get a closerRead more