Tag: National Parks

Destination, National Parks, North America

Haleakala National Park

I never thought that I’d feel so close to getting frostbite in Hawaii – but it happened on our trip to Haleakalā National Park. The peak is cold, windy and the weather is raw. Despite the cold, I’d do this trip again in a heartbeat. My expectations for our excursion to watch the sun rise were really high…but the experience exceeded my wildest dreams. In this post I’ll share some information you need to know before visiting the summit, along with some pre- and post-sunrise activities to consider. I’ll close with some tips for capturing breathtaking and moving photos of […]

National Parks, North America, United States

A First Time Camper in America’s National Parks

Although I’m a city dweller, I’ve always been drawn to the wide-open spaces and peaceful beauty that can be found in America’s National Park Service sites. Last summer I planned a trip to two US National Parks, and decided to camp out as opposed to staying in a lodge or hotel. Although I was a first time camper in US National Parks it was easy, economical and fun way to experience the parks. Front-Country vs Back-Country Camping Most US National Park sites offer two types of camping facilities: front- and back-country campsites. A front-country site is in an organized campground […]

Africa, Tanzania

African Safari, Part I – Tarangire National Park

Have you ever had the desire to see exotic birds and wildlife up close, in their natural habitat? I was fortunate enough to do just that last year when we took a nine-day safari through Tanzania. We visited several of Tanzania’s national parks, and I’ll write about many of them over time. In this post, I’ll focus on the experience we had in Tarangire National Park.

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National Park Road Trip

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been enamored with America’s National Parks and the opportunities they offer to experience nature face to face. This summer, I took the opportunity to experience a few parks: The Badlands National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.