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While far away from everything else (about 500 km from Sydney), Warrumbungle National Park in New South Wales, Australia has more to offer than many other parks, including great hiking, fantastic landscapes, and lots of stargazing opportunities.

Pros: fossils – amazing petrified trees full of colors, learn about early inhabitants of the area some 8 000 years ago, some nice walks Cons: small park with not too many other activities around

The Grampians National Park (also Gariwerd), commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia.

A classic hiking trail in Jebel Shams.

Pros: gigantic trees – the most massive individual trees in the world and the oldest living organisms on Earth , King’s Canyon around the corner Cons: hard to reflect these grandiose trees on a photo

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

It’s the first US national park for all to enjoy the unique hydro-thermal wonders. This is such a dynamic place that every visit to Yellowstone brings new sights, sounds, and memories

Pros: fantastic hiking, probably the most picturesque valleys in the world, spectacular waterfalls, Half Dome, el Capitan Cons: too many people during weekends

If you plan on visiting a very easily accessible Wadi Dayqah Dam and actually looking for something way more challenging, and don’t want to drive somewhere further, this is the place for you.

The Shenandoah National Park park felt like home for 5 years when we used to live in the USA. Lots of great memories as we visited and camped there many times.

Pros: fantastic hiking (e.g. Long Peak-Keyhole Route, which is more like a climb; Bear Lake), wildlife, the park is amazing any time of the year Cons: need to adjust to high altitude, be careful with the changing weather conditions The Rocky Pledge (source) “To preserve unimpaired for this and future generations the beauty, history, and wildness therein, I pledge to protect Rocky Mountain National Park.” To prevent fire scars and human-caused fires, I… Read More