The Road to Wrangell St Elias National Park

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Exploring the Glenallen highway and Wrangell St Elias National Park in Alaska. Awed by amazing landscapes and fall foliage colours. Check out the photos!

Glacier and Wildlife Spotting with Kenai Fjords Tours

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By this time we’d been in Alaska over a month and we’d only briefly been on the water during our float plane flight to Brooks Camp. We’d seen a number of bears and other land wildlife, all awesome of course, but we were hankering for some whales – we were looking forward to this tour. […]

Camping with Brown Bears in Katmai National Park

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Bears are all over Alaska; facts vary but it is generally thought that over 30,000 grizzly/brown bears roam Alaska compared to just over 1,000 in the entire lower 48 states. Then of course there are black bears and polar bears, but my point is that despite there being a large number of bears, just turning […]

Camping in Denali National Park

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There are a couple of options for camping in Denali National Park. You can get a ‘backcountry’ permit and head into the wilderness to be entirely away from your fellow man, or you can camp in one of several organized campsites along the park road. We didn’t exactly succeed in travelling light on this trip […]

Moose & Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Arriving in the picturesque town of Grand Lake just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park we made a quick stop to walk the streets. We bought some Salt Water Taffy and browsed a few gift shops but soon felt the need to explore the outdoors and search for some wildlife. We drove to East Inlet […]

A Day in Arches National Park

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To visit Arches National Park was one of my primary motives for doing a road trip across America. I remember doing numerous image searches for different places in America and the photographs taken at Arches National Park blew me away; unique, stunning, I had to go. This photo taken by Dan Ballard is just one […]

Dead Horse Point State Park

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Renee Gordon writes about our visit to Dead Horse Point State Park Dead Horse Point State Park is located near the Island in the Sky entrance to Canyonlands National Park. This park has a dramatic overlook that in my opinion provides the best perspective of the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands. The park […]

Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park

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Renee Gordon writes about the Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park. As mentioned in my previous post, Canyonlands is made up of 3 very different regions: Island in the Sky to the north, the Maze on the west, and the Needles on the east. We previously visited the Needles section and now we’re […]

Mesa Verde National Park

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If you didn’t see my post on Natural Bridges National Monument it’s well worth a look. Renee Gordon, my fellow adventurer on our Great North American Road Trip wrote the following about our next stop, Mesa Verde National Park. – Sam Kynman-Cole Next we crossed the border into Colorado after I managed to convince Sam […]

A Scenic Drive Through Capitol Reef National Park

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The scenic drive to Capitol Reef National Park from Bryce Canyon gave us a bit of much needed relaxation time. We were in a continual state of heat exhaustion in Utah which was exasperated by how busy we were in Bryce Canyon. Firstly with our comprehensive one day overview, and then with the 13km Fairyland […]