National parks in the United Kingdom are different than in those in the United States. Both are designed to protect nature, but in England, much of the landscape has housed people, shops, factories, and other development for centuries. It’s true that the boundaries of these national parks encompass a lot of privately owned land (asContinue reading

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Measuring in at a relatively modest 8,016 square miles, what the country of Wales may lack in size it more than makes up for with its incredible landscapes. In fact, it lives forever in adventure lore; this stretch of the United Kingdom just west of London served as the training ground for Sir Edmund HillaryContinue reading

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Encompassing the upper-most stretches of the United Kingdom, Scotland is a fairytale land of mountains, glacial glens, lochs, and a gloriously serpentine coastline—all ripe for weeks of outdoor exploration. And while the area only has two official national parks, the entire wilderness of Scotland is open to anyone, provided it’s accessed via non-motorized means. ThanksContinue reading

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Located in northwestern England, the Lake District serves as country’s largest national park. It covers just less than 888 square miles and is bordered on one side by the Irish Sea. Shaped by glaciers during the Ice Age, the region is characterized by fells (moor-covered hills) and mountains that rise up close to 3,000 feet,Continue reading

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Tierra del Fuego’s windswept archipelago has for centuries held an allure for its end-of-the world novelty. Lying at the southernmost tip of South America, Tierra del Fuego’s windswept archipelago has for centuries held an allure for its end-of-the world novelty. But once you arrive, you realize this remote corner shared by Chile and Argentina isContinue reading

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The Eclipse promises to be a magnificent cosmic event. Just ask the hundreds of thousands of amateur astronomers, photographers and the decidedly curious that plan on traveling to the path of totality come the 21st of August. While we hope they’ve ironed out their travel plans, there might be some other details about surviving theContinue reading

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