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84 travel features tagged “National Parks”

Hiking to the top of Jasper National Park

Two million people visit the park each year, but only a tiny fraction trek into the breathtaking backcountry of the 44km Skyline Trail.
Read more… 24 October 2014


Beijing’s extraordinary Grand Canal

Although few locals realize it, the once powerful Grand Canal is seeing new life in Beijing's suburb of Tongzhou.
Read more… 02 October 2014


The hidden highlands of Hainan

Most visitors to the Chinese island flock to its beaches – missing out on the shimmering lakes, picturesque rice paddies and mountain hikes in its lush interior.
23 September 2014


Camping on the Canadian tundra

Visited by only 75 or so people a year, Canada’s Ivvavik National Park is so remote, many of its beautiful peaks remain unnamed.
Read more… 14 September 2014


Welcome to Europe’s cowboy country

The Great Hungarian Plain is Europe’s answer to the American West – complete with rough-and-tumble herdsmen, horses trained to lie flat on command and a history of highwaymen.
09 August 2014


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


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