California has some amazing National Parks that protect some of the most diverse and beautiful places in the country. Home to eight National Parks and many more national historic sites that protect marine life, mountains, deep valleys, sand dunes, desert, redwood trees, volcanoes and miles of wilderness.
Lassen Volcanic is one of 8 California National Parks
Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley are perhaps the most well known California parks but one of my personal favorites is Lassen Volcanic National Park. Located just south of the border with Oregon on California's North Eastern Corner. Lassen is a vibrant and mesmerizing park, full of volcanoes that have shaped a colorful and rugged landscape, dotted with glacier lakes, beautiful forest, hot springs and incredible hiking.
When you hear someone talk about the state of Georgia, forest and waterfalls are probably not the first thing that come to mind. Georgia however which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the southern part of the Appalachian Trail and stretches from mountains to seashore and marshland to forest has some amazing wildlife preserves. The state has 48 state parks, 15 historic sites and numerous preserves and National Monuments.
Did you know the state of Georgia has more than 40 waterfalls and thousands of acres of forest?
Just ninety minutes north of Atlanta is one of the state's most popular parks, Amicalola State Park. Part of the Chattahoochee National Forest, the park protects more than 800 acres of forest. Home to many hiking trails it is the ending/starting point for the Appalachian Trail and boasts a guest lodge, camping areas, cabins, restaurant and hike in hotel all within its boundaries. You can also fish, zipline and see Georgia's tallest waterfall.
The one thing you should never travel without is a great book. I have always loved to read and some of the best wanderlust often comes from the pages of travel books. Growing up I devoured mysteries and gripped the pages of thriller/horror books like Goosebumps and Fear Street. As I got older and my passion for traveling grew I read the travel classics like Heart of Darkness, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta and Seven Years in Tibet. These days you would be hard pressed to find me on any trip, or in my own bed for that matter, without a book or an Ibook that is, in my hand.
Some of my biggest travel inspiration has come from the books I have read, each page fueling my wanderlust for nature and exploration. Here is a list curated by myself and a few other writers, bloggers and travel addicts of our favorite books about travel, nature and adventure.
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Believe it or not, the UK is one of the best places in the world to visit if you’re looking for an adventurous trip and some incredible views of natural landscapes. It might be a collection of small islands, but don’t be fooled by the compact size of this sovereign country. England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland all boast beautiful areas of natural beauty. Of course, it would take hours to list all of the fantastic places you can visit in this part of the world, so here’s a pick of the best locations for an adventurous nature trip in the UK.
Africa is such a diverse and interesting continent, and one that is packed full of wonderful countries to explore. So many, in fact, it can be hard to pick just one. When it comes to African adventures, however, it’s kind of difficult to go wrong with Tanzania. Statistics compiled by Tanzania Invest tell us that 81% of the visitors to the country are those visiting for leisure and tourism purposes. If you’re sitting on the fence about exploring all that Tanzania has to offer, here are 5 reasons why you need to add this country to your bucket list.
1. One of the World's Most Iconic Mountains