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.
As travel becomes more accessible to the masses and our population grows the likelihood of becoming a victim to pickpocketing and crime while traveling increases. Popular tourist destinations are becoming more popular and with that there is a rise in petty crimes. Here are some of my top tips for avoiding theft while you are traveling the world.
Norway has always been a place I have dreamt of visiting. Besides its viking culture which in recent years I have become mildly obsessed with, it has majestic mountains, World Heritage registered Fjords, wildlife and world class sustainable cities. That being said I was all too excited when I found out I would have the opportunity to visit Norway, and more importantly in winter. Thanks to a fantastic collaboration with Visit Norway, Norwegian Airlines and the Impact Travel Alliance who invited a handful of creators ( me included to discover polar night.) So channeling my inner John Snow I grabbed my winter gear and a pair of Sorels and set off to explore Oslo, Alta and the Arctic Circle.
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Norway is known for its Viking Culture tall mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords that beckon to be explored. Summer is a time to head out on foot, bike or by boat but winter offers something entirely unique. From chasing the Northern Lights, to walking with reindeer in the snow covered tundra. Here are ten photo to inspire you to visit Norway in Winter.