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Pros: the whitest sand in the world, beautiful beaches worth visiting anytime of the year, Hyams Beach, Booderee National Park, Honeymoon Bay, Point Perpendicular, and few other interesting places to visit nearby including Pigeon Mountain in Morton National Park Cons: busy during public holidays

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: 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

Pros: great wildlife outside the caves, an interesting cave formation called ‘box-work‘, one of the longest caves nearby in Jewel Cave National Monument Cons: not much hiking in the park, but Black Hills National Forest is nearby – including Crazy Horse Memorial

Pros: amazing and diverse ecosystems ranging from misty forests, snowed peaks, to majestic Pacific Ocean coastline; limitless photography opportunities Cons: need lots of time to properly explore, dress up as it could be chilly

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

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.

Zion National Park is one of a handful of parks that I must see again, one day.

Samharam Old City

Samharam is located at the outlet of Wadi Darbat. Is is an ancient city, now just ruins, known to be part of the frankincense road. The location tells the story of an ancient civilization in Dhofar and its reliance on having access to fresh water.