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89 travel features tagged “National Parks”

Vietnam’s colossal cave

Located in central Vietnam’s rugged Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Hang Son Doong might be the world’s largest subterranean cavern.
07 June 2012


Tanzania’s alternative to the Serengeti

Mikumi National Park might be one of the only places in the world to offer views of wild animals and grassy savannahs for the price of a bus ticket.
Read more… 24 May 2012


Discovering Tanzania’s chimpanzees

Scientist Jane Goodall landed in Gombe Stream National Park in 1960 and spent years observing the resident chimpanzees. The park still draws numerous visitors each year.
24 May 2012


The Grand Canyon’s other side

Leave the traffic, crowds and tour buses of the South Rim behind to see Arizona’s natural wonder from the North Rim, an alternative of lush forests and isolated day hikes.
Read more… 09 May 2012


Beyond the Headlines

Birth and spread of the world’s national parks

How an American painter, US senator, a group of scientists and a naturalist started a movement that has never ended.
Read more… 27 April 2012


The ecology of the Everglades

Florida’s subtropical wilderness is home to nine different ecosystems, 15 threatened and endangered animal species and miles of beautiful scenery.
27 April 2012


Colombia’s prison turned paradise

Isla Gorgona, a wildlife-filled national park where humpback whales gather to mate, was once an inescapable jungle prison for Colombia’s most violent criminals.
Read more… 27 April 2012


Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains National Park

This remote national park in western Tanzania is home to forested mountains, white sand coves and crystal-clear waters, and is one of the best places in the world to see chimpanzees.
Read more… 26 April 2012


Where three great Asian rivers meet

China’s Three Parallel Rivers National Park is home to some of the world’s richest biodiversity, with near-sunless gorges, mighty rivers and craggy, snow-capped peaks.
Read more… 25 April 2012


Glacier National Park by train

Relive the golden age of rail travel with a trip to this mountainous national park in Montana, passing through the spectacular scenery of the Old West.
Read more… 24 April 2012


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