From gazing out into the Grand Canyon, or underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the natural wonders of the world is an experience almost anyone in your family can appreciate. With so many natural wonders around the world, you almost never have to venture far to get a glimpse of one of nature’s beauties. What is needed to truly appreciate these amazing sites? A good camera, comfortable shoes and the right attire to fit the weather will make your trip a treat. Many natural wonders have eco-friendly hotels, or other accommodations that help you enjoy your stay and reward you with great views. Plan a road trip for an awe inspiring adventure in your favorite National Park, or plan a longer vacation to truly immerse yourself in an amazing site.
One of the world’s vast and beautiful wonders, the Grand Canyon is a must-see when visiting Arizona. The walls descend more than a mile to the canyon floor and run 277 miles from end to end. Visitors flock to Grand Canyon National Park, making it one of...
Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometres (70–110 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi)of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called "hoodoos." The varued colors of the rocks and rock formations contribute to the spectacular views. [Read more]
The majestic rumble of the falls can be heard from miles away, but the sight itself never fails to cause the viewer to pause and gaze in wonder at the 600,000 gallon per second mass of hissing, frothing water crashing over a 170 foot cliff amid huge... [Read more]
Yosemite National Park
Perhaps the most famous national park in the world, Yosemite has something for every visitor to enjoy. Mountains, forests, lakes and valleys are all here, making for great adventure travel. Hiking, rock climbing, rafting, and even skiing are all... [Read more]
Zion National Park
Zion National Park is an adventurer’s playground. Explore the deep canyons and ascending cliffs on horseback or bicycle; navigate the park’s lovely rivers and lakes on a boat, or just dive in for a swim. Enjoy a day hike and see bats, falcons, hawks.In fact, Zion has some of the most spectacular trails in the National Park System. Visitors to Zion walk on the canyon floor and look up, rather than looking down from the rim as in many parks. In addition to the magnificent monoliths and cliffs, the park is known for its desert landscape of sandstone canyons, mesas, and high plateaus. ..[Read more]