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Ice Caving – Magnificent Nature of the Vatnajokull Glacier

Ice Caving – Magnificent Nature of the Vatnajokull Glacier
Vatnajökull is not only the biggest glacier in Iceland but in the whole of Europe. It covers over 8100 km2 and has around 30 outlet glaciers. Vatnajökull National Park was founded in 2008 on the foundation of Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárgljúfur reserve. The National Park is the largest protected area in Europe. For those looking for a shorter but stunning guided walk, this is a fantastic introduction to the unique world of glaciers. The easiest way to access it is via Skaftafell, which... 

Saguaro National Park, USA

Saguaro National Park, USA
The iconic Saguaro cactus is the very embodiment of the Southwest, and indeed, the desert itself. The unique adaptations that vegetation comes up with for desert survival make some of the most interesting, unusual, and beautiful plants in the country. Wildflowers such as striking gold poppies and desert marigolds, red and pink penstemons, purple lupines, and orange globe mallows add welcome splashes of color. Seeing a blooming cactus is a special treat: ocotillos, chollas, and prickly pears all have... 

Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, Florida

Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, Florida
Set in a 100 year old limerock quarry, the botanical garden is now open for your visiting pleasure. The quarry walls are lined with concrete and rock planters filled with hundreds of species of plants and flowers to create a unique paradise. There are many benches and picnic tables to allow one to sit, rest, have lunch or just take it all in. We do recommend non-skid footwear and ask that you do not forget your camera! In 1991, Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens founder – Dr. Ray Webber purchased... 

Algonquin and Arrowhead Ontario Provincial Parks

Algonquin and Arrowhead Ontario Provincial Parks
Algonquin Park is a provincial park located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Ontario, Canada. It is the oldest park in all of Canada, but with age only comes more matured beauty. The world renowned park is made up of 7,653 square kilometers of incredible diverse and dense forests, impressive cliffs and rolling hills, and 2,400 stunning lakes and rivers. Each year Algonquin Park hosts over 800 000 visitors. Arrowhead Provincial Park is located north of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, and... 

The Charming Berchtesgaden

The Charming Berchtesgaden
This charming little mountain town, along with the remains of the Nazi stronghold on the Obersalzberg, the Eagles’s Nest and Hitler’s Berghof. The town lies in an area known as the Berchtesgadener Land, a little peninsula of Germany inserted into the Austrian alps near Salzburg. Berchtesgaden is often associated with the picturesque Watzmann, at 2,713 m the third-highest mountain in Germany, which is renowned in the rock climbing community for its Ostwand, and a deep glacial lake by the... 

Dangerous Mojave Road in the Mojave Desert

Dangerous Mojave Road in the Mojave Desert
The Mojave Road is a 138-mile stretch of dirt road through the center of the Mojave National Preserve. The road leads from waterhole to waterhole, and is mostly a 4-wheel-drive trail. Located in California, it is one of North America’s more famous routes. This rough road, also called the Old Government Road, from the site of the old Fort Mohave (on the west bank of the Colorado River, roughly 10 miles southwest of Bullhead City, Arizona) to the site of the old Camp Cady (on the west bank of the... 

Amazing Los Nevados National Natural Park in Columbia

Amazing Los Nevados National Natural Park in Columbia
Los Nevados National Natural Park is a national park located in the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes. The area is made up of three large (2 of them active) volcanoes. In fact, Nevado del Ruiz erupted as recently 1985, causing devastation to the surrounding area. The other volcanoes are called Nevado de Santa Isabel and Nevado del Tolima. All three have hiking routes to suit various levels of ability and are well worth visiting. The 5,300-metre-high (17,400 ft) volcano Nevado del Ruiz dominates... 

Valmasque River in Mercantour National Park through the Autumn

Valmasque River in Mercantour National Park through the Autumn
The Mercantour National Park is in the northern Provence region, running along the border with Italy. it covers much of the northern part of the alpes-Maritimes Department. The parc offers a great variety of habitats and environments and an equally wide range of flora and fauna. It covers some 685 km², and consists of a central uninhabited zone comprising several valleys (Roya, Bévéra, Vésubie, Tinée, Haut Var/Cians, Verdon, Ubaye – and a peripheral zone that includes a couple of dozen... 

Magnificent Lofoten Islands, Norway

Magnificent Lofoten Islands, Norway
The Lofoten archipelago is located north of the Arctic Circle in the county of Nordland, Norway. The archipelago is known for its exceptional natural beauty, the picturesque Fishing settlements, the Rorbu (Fishermen’s cottages) and the stockfish. The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. Between the mainland and the Lofoten lies the open Vestfjord. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of majestic mountains,... 

The Valleys near the Toubkal

The Valleys near the Toubkal
Toubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres, it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Anti Atlas, North Africa and the Arab World. The Toubkal Massif, enclosing the High Atlas’s highest peaks, is the target destination of nearly everyone who goes trekking in Morocco. Mountain villages offer a stark contrast to the previous roadside towns, with Berber houses, stacked one on top of another in apparently organic growth, appearing... 
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