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79 travel features tagged “National Parks”

The train that takes on Alaska’s Mt McKinley

The 470-mile Denali Star line tracks through a vast landscape so wild, it can be easier to spot caribou than people and one town’s mayor is a cat named Stubbs.
Read more… 17 July 2014


Tracking Nepal’s endangered rhino

Finding the endangered, elusive Indian rhino isn’t always easy, even at Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Even more challenging? Knowing what to do when the 2,000kg creature charges.
Read more… 13 July 2014


Sleeping on stilts in the Amazon

At Brazil’s largest nature reserve, travellers can stay in treehouses, paddle past alligators and pick acai berries – but only 1,000 visitors a year are allowed in.
Read more… 02 July 2014


Switzerland’s valley of butterflies

The rugged, ancient landscape of Canton Valais is home to a variety of exquisite, endangered butterflies that draws lepidopterists from around the world.
Read more… 26 June 2014


The Swiss train tourists don’t take

The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.
Read more… 19 June 2014


Finding farms, and solitude, in Mexico City

Mexico City’s concrete jungle and population of 20 million conceals an unexpected, enormous nature reserve, where artificial islands grow fresh produce and hardly a person is found.
Read more… 10 May 2014


Orangutans: As human as you or me?

In a video filmed at Borneo’s Camp Leakey, David Attenborough gets a unique perspective from wild orangutans that have been rescued from captivity.
Read more… 22 April 2014


Canada’s wild frontier: Where glaciers and rainforests meet

Both a Canadian national park and a Unesco World Heritage Site, Kluane National Park is one of the most beautiful and isolated places on Earth.
Read more… 26 February 2014


Five days in Russia's Ring of Fire

After being all but off limits, Russia’s strictly protected Kronotsky Zapovednik opens to travellers, revealing 650kg bears and the world’s second-largest gathering of geysers.
Read more… 11 February 2014


Africa’s Salvador Dali dreamscape

In Matopos National Park, surreal balancing rocks, psychedelic reptiles and multicoloured lichen combine to create a scene from another planet.
Read more… 28 January 2014


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