Blog Posts - National-parks

Visiting Florida Keys and Key West

To the south, Key West has a Mardi Gras mood with Fantasy Festivals, Hemingway look-alike contests and the occasional threat to secede from the Union. It's an island whose melting-pot character allows crusty natives to mingle (more or less peacefully...
by eTravelTrips on Jun 18, 2015

National commitment to conservation brings biodiversity benefits

What makes some conservation endeavours successful where so many fail to protect biodiversity? Or, how long is a piece of string? Yes, it’s a difficult question because it’s not just about the biology – such as resilience and area r...
by Conservation Bytes on Jun 16, 2015

The wonders of Banff National Park

Capturing the beauty of Canada's natural treasure. Canada is filled with awe-inspiring scenic vistas, and the Rocky Mountain views of Banff National Park are probably the most jaw-dropping of them all. Be it winter or summer, Banff makes for the perf...
by eTravelTrips on Jun 10, 2015

The Art of Camping in Jasper National Park

“You’re staying in the field, so we should let you know about the grizzly,” the park ranger says as he hands us a couple of brochures about keeping a “bare” campsite. It turns out that it’s calving season for the e...
by Marie Away on Jun 3, 2015

Another Caribbean Vacation

In February, we took our 4th mid-winter Caribbean Cruise. The funny thing is, when my wife persuaded me to do my first cruise, I was pretty insistent on it being somewhere we could spend a lot of land-based time. Not that I have any aversion to ships...
by LightCentric Photography Blog on May 24, 2015

A Long Weekend in the Canadian Rockies

When I moved out west, the mountains were a big factor in the decision. Knowing that you can escape…...
by Marie Away on May 21, 2015

Best Natural Excursions from Brasilia

The capital city of Brasilia isn’t high on the priority list for many foreign travelers in Brazil. It’s quiet, organized, and focused around the political and judicial operations of the country. This was President Kubitschek’s goal when he move...
by Tourist 2 Townie on May 20, 2015

Periyar, Tadoba & India’s National Parks

Heading to India? Check out the country's amazing array of national parks including Periyar and Tadoba. The post Periyar, Tadoba & India’s National Parks appeared first on The Traveling Scholar.
by The Traveling Scholar on May 19, 2015

Earth Day April 22, 2015! Family fun in our national parks.

In honor of Earth Day (tomorrow, April 22!), I wanted to pass along some great tips and tricks for family fun in our national parks!   ·      Enjoy: There are few more beautiful places to picnic than our national...
by Everything Changes on Apr 21, 2015

Saturday Roundup: Earth Day, National Parks, Getting Around, and More!

For our Saturday Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
by Red Brick Town on Apr 18, 2015

Jackson Hole Wyoming Must-Sees

High in the Rockies, on the doorstep of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the jagged peaks of Wyoming’s Teton Range rise abruptly over pristine forests, fast-running rivers and the broad, flat valley known as Jackson Hole. Wrapped in such...
by eTravelTrips on Apr 10, 2015

Searching for wildlife in Australia’s Northern Territory

This is a guest post by Tim O’Brien, it originally appeared on Navigatio Online. The Corroboree Billabong is part of the large Mary River wetland system which straddles Kakadu National Park to the west. The Mary River region is technically a na...
by Marie Away on Apr 9, 2015

10 National Parks to Add to your bucket list

Somewhere along the way, I became somewhat of a national park collector. That’s not to say that I’m opposed to other parks: state, provincial, municipal. But, I know that national parks are a reliable bet for sampling the-best-of-the-bes...
by Marie Away on Apr 7, 2015


Over the years since I started this blog, I have covered many subjects. Earlier blogs were more philosophical. Seems like I ran out of gas in that area (probably in large part because of my limited capacity for the intellectual). :-)  I have done so...

New York- The Statue Of Liberty

New York is the state of America. It is popular for its huge buildings, shopping malls, architecture, museums, harbors and most of the all popular for the Statue of Liberty. The post New York- The Statue Of Liberty appeared first on
by eTravelTrips on Mar 27, 2015

Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse South Dakota

For the generation that saw it born, Mount Rushmore was the symbol of American optimism after the triumph of WWI. For many who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, it became a symbol of the family road trip. And for American Indians of any generation, it...
by eTravelTrips on Mar 19, 2015

LIZ: ‘Adventure Is Calling’

Incredible video of some of the most beautiful parks in the United States. Adventure Is Calling by Shane Black on VimeoFiled under: Liz, North America, United States of America Tagged: adventure is calling, Liz, national parks, North America, shane b...
by Travelling With YeoMomma on Mar 14, 2015

MPAs Work Together for Healthy Oceans and Communities

Canada is part of a global effort to ensure that at least 10% of our oceans are in marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2020, but we currently only protect 1.3% of our total ocean estate. MPAs are management areas that put in place to protect species, ha...
by Water Blogged on Mar 13, 2015

Gettysburg National Military Park

If there is a home for the soul of America, it is almost certainly on the battlefields of Gettysburg. Here, in July 1863, the Union and Confederate armies clashed in the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil. In three days of fighting, more t...
by eTravelTrips on Mar 10, 2015

Social and economic value of protected areas

I’ve just come across an exceptionally important paper published recently in PLoS Biology by a team of venerable conservation biologists led by the eminent Andy Balmford of the University of Cambridge. My first response was ‘Holy shit&#...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 1, 2015

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