Appalachian Trail Marker

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

As days of walking slowly turn into weeks, and weeks slowly turn into months, the Appalachian Trail likewise slowly turns from a hiking adventure to temporarily living outdoors.  As spring becomes summer and then summer

Ooh Aah Point at the Grand Canyon

Ooh Aah Point (Grand Canyon, Arizona)

Ooh Aah Point along the South Kaibab Trail in the Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most well-named locations in the world.  The breathtaking views from the point are a short 1.8 mile

The Breakaways

The Breakaways (South Australia)

One of Outback South Australia’s best-kept secrets, The Breakaways Conservation Park, previously known as The Breakaways Reserve or just The Breakaways is a protected region in South Australia 21 miles north of Coober Pedy.  Under the management

Wave Rock in Hyden, Western Australia

Wave Rock (Hyden, Western Australia)

Wave Rock is a natural rock formation that is aptly named as it is shaped like a very tall wave made of rock.  The 15 m high, 110 m long stone wave forms the northern edge

Rainbow Mountains of Peru

Rainbow Mountain (Cusco, Peru)

In the Ausangate mountain region of the Peruvian Andes just a few hours outside of Cusco, Peru are mountains so uncommonly colored that they have become internationally known as Rainbow Mountain (not to be confused with The

Mill Ends Park, Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park (Portland, Oregon)

Mill Ends Park is the smallest urban park in the world.  Located in a median strip on the SW Naito Parkway in Portland, Oregon, Mill Ends Park is a circle shaped plot of land 2

The Mittens geological structure

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a large region of the Colorado Plateau and a Navajo Tribal Park, the equivalent to a national park.  The isolated red mesas and sandstone buttes are surrounded by empty, but beautifully colored

The Great Wall of China winding its way up a hill

The Great Wall, China

The Great Wall of China is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and with its 13,171 miles (21,196 km) of length is actually a series of fortifications, earth mounds, and small connecting

Yellowstone

Established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on 1 March, 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the first National Park in the United States.  Located in Wyoming, Montana, and

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