Archive for the ‘Amazing Places’ Category

  • Yellowstone National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 15, 16 • 404 Views • Amazing Places, Conservation, Earth Matters, NatureComments Off on Yellowstone National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park, and has is a park with one of the highest traffic per year.  As these statistics, are released, I turn to the park and wonder, “How do they meet the goals set by the NPS mission statement?”...

  • Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 8, 16 • 236 Views • Amazing Places, Earth Matters, Nature, UncategorizedComments Off on Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Once again, as the traffic to National Parks increases yearly, I am driven to ask: “How are they fulfilling their mission statement?” Of course, every park has a different approach, but the mission is the same. “The National Park Service...

  • Arches National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 1, 16 • 134 Views • Amazing Places, Conservation, Earth Matters, NatureComments Off on Arches National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    As an estimated 300,000,000 people visit National Parks every year, I have to ask the question: “How are they fulfilling their Mission Statement?” The National Park Service is expanded all over the country, and has a rich history of conservation....

  • 5 Scenic Bike Trails

    Jan 25, 16 • 133 Views • Amazing Places, Health, Nature, Travel, VehiclesComments Off on 5 Scenic Bike Trails

    I know it’s winter right now, but if you’re like me, you’re ready to hop off the stationary bike and hit the trails. I am presenting this list, from my personal archives of goals, for scenic bike trails in North America.   Carriage...

  • 10 Most Alien Looking Landscapes on Earth

    May 6, 14 • 5691 Views • Amazing PlacesComments Off on 10 Most Alien Looking Landscapes on Earth

    Do you dream of traveling to space? If you lament the fact that you can’t hop in a rocket and travel the solar system, you may want to plan a shorter jaunt to one of these incredible destinations on planet Earth. We live in a world of great geological and...

  • 10 Deepest Caves in the World

    Apr 16, 14 • 3452 Views • Amazing Places, Earth MattersComments Off on 10 Deepest Caves in the World

    A lot of different landscapes form part of our day to day existence.  Most of us, even city dwellers, have spent time in the forest, mountains, desert, or plains. But how much time have you spent underground, plumbing the depths of the earth?  Many people...

  • Popocatepetl, Mexico (Russ Bowling/Flickr)

    10 Most Dangerous Active Volcanoes in the World

    Sep 7, 13 • 11072 Views • Amazing PlacesComments Off on 10 Most Dangerous Active Volcanoes in the World

    Volcanic activity is a regular and harsh reminder that the planet we live on features an ever-changing geology. Located along the edges of tectonic plates, volcanoes are fissures that allow the boiling magma, ash, and gases from beneath the earth’s surface...

  • Victoria Falls

    10 Biggest, Largest Waterfalls In The World

    Jul 11, 13 • 97192 Views • Amazing PlacesComments Off on 10 Biggest, Largest Waterfalls In The World

    Anyone who’s seen a waterfall up close will agree that their majesty is almost indescribable. If even a small fall can inspire these feelings, imagine what it’s like to look at the world’s largest waterfall. These are the 10 biggest falls on...

  • Fly Geyser, United States

    10 of the Most Mysterious Places on Earth

    Jul 9, 13 • 47250 Views • Amazing PlacesComments Off on 10 of the Most Mysterious Places on Earth

    Although science can explain almost everything that happens on this planet, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a little mystery, as well. Some places are just so permeated by intrigue that there is no explaining it away. Below are just a...

  • Northern Lights

    5 Best Places to See Northern Lights

    Jun 25, 13 • 3860 Views • Amazing PlacesComments Off on 5 Best Places to See Northern Lights

    One of the most spectacular phenomenon that you can see when you look up at the sky is the northern lights, also called aurora borealis. The northern lights occur when solar activity from the sun ejects a cloud of gas that travels to the Earth’s...