Parks (25)

4 Musts in Houston


With a population of 2.3 million - and nearly 7 million in the larger metro area - H-Town (as locals dub it) is the Lone Star State´s largest city (as well as with the fourth-largest in the United States), and one of its richest, especially due in no small part to the great Texas oil boom which began in the early 20th century. All that population and wealth also means a deep bench of top-notch - and increasingly divers - cultural and recreational options for visitors (not to mention s

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Despite the fact that New York is famous for its skyscrapers, you should pay no less attention to the wonderful nature of the city. In New York, there is a huge number of beautiful parks, where you can pleasantly relax from the city bustle.

Let’s look at the most popular parks of New York and their features:


Central Park

Central Park in the heart of Manhattan is one of the most favorite destinations to have rest for locals and various tourists. It is possible here to feed the squirrel. The park i

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It’s not always easy to be eco-friendly or sustainable when running a business, especially in a country like Costa Rica, which sets the bar high for ecotourism.


Costa Rica essentially pioneered the flourishing ecotourism trend nearly two decades ago. Since then, with the many stringent demands of its Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program, it takes a great deal of commitment, hard work and dedication to authentically be a sustainable eco-friendly business.


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Canada is a country where you’ll find nature at its finest, from Barkley Sound in BC - every day out on the water said to be comparable to an episode of National Geographic - to the towering Cypress Hills, where the skies of Saskatchewan come to life.


Spend ten days exploring Alberta, from the world-famous Calgary Stampede to its equally lauded national parks: Banff an outdoorsman’s paradise and Lake Louise and Moraine Lake two of the most photographed locations in the world.


In a compelling journ

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit London


The capital of the United Kingdom is more than just a metropolis with a striking historical significance in the history of the world - it's a unique and exhilarating experience. London’s countless monuments, its royal panache and mind boggling architecture and beautiful streets that surprise you with prettiness at every corner are so inviting and irresistible that no traveller can miss out London from her bucket list. You can explore more with itinerary planner for awesome vacation. There are

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Nearby National Parks

9008926467?profile=originalPortasol Sustainable Community is located in the coastal mountains of the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, minutes away from some of the most visited national parks  in the country.

About 100 miles away you can find Carara National Park to the northwest, and Corcovado National Park to the southeast. Corcovado is, according to National Geographic, “the most biologically intense place on earth”.

It has been said that Corcovado has more biodiversity than Canada & United States combined. This park h

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8 Best Parks For Picnics in Toronto


It's not surprising that during the warm season, Toronto’s parks attract huge crowds who like to eat and get in some relaxation in the open air. So if that appeals to you, we’ve prepared a list of the best parks for a nice picnic in Toronto. These are not only traditional lawns and gardens. You’ll find there completely unexpected spots which will satisfy even the most demanding picnic connoisseurs.

High Park

High Park is a real paradise for picnic lovers. If you want to celebrate your kid’s bir

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9008963701?profile=originalWhat is your dream for the planet?


Live sustainably? No unusable trash? Less food waste? Clean oceans and water sources? Trees, mountains and forests protected? Well-being of people and animals? Communities living in harmony and respect?


Horizontes Nature Tours in Costa Rica has the same dreams. They care about how travel and tourism affects not only their home of Costa Rica, but the entire planet.


9008964486?profile=originalOn June 5 people everywhere celebrate World Environment Day 2015 (WED) with the United Nations Env

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In celebration of Earth Day 2015 – celebrating its 45th anniversary on April 22, 2015 – Horizontes Nature Tours in Costa Rica asked one of their long-time naturalist guides what was his favorite element of Costa Rica natureCosta Rica’s national parks were his answer.


9008942485?profile=originalFrom a country that was nearly devastated by deforestation by the early 1980s, today over 52 percent of Costa Rica’s territory is protected between national parks, private reserves and wildlife refuges. Costa Rica’s progressive re

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This past weekend I took advantage of the break in the weather to join some friends on a winter hike in Starved Rock State Park. The park is located along the Illinois River, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, just outside Utica, IL. 
I remember going there as a kid. My family would take a picnic lunch and we would hike the trails. I remember the canyons and I remember climbing to the top of the Rock. My mother, fearful of heights, never let me near the edge. These days, it’s a lot safer.

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Visiting San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

San Francisco is one among the best destinations you could ever choose for your vacation. Touring San Francisco for a wonderful vacation is an opportunity that you should never miss as it is one among the best cities you could ever get to experience. It has so much to offer for you and you’ll never forget the wonderful experience for the reminder of your lives. Remember that your dreams made up of incidents needs a destination and San Francisco is one among such destinations where dreams come tr

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Just to hit the nail on the head, one of the best Africa tourist destinations is Tanzania. This is another region in Africa that I can comfortably describe as 'the world in summery', because in the tourism fraternity, it has all it takes for any adventurous traveler to sacrifice till the last penny for! This is the basic reason why budget travelers, luxury lodge travelers, the young, aged and any other group of travelers who get a chance of coming to Africa would always want to spare a week or s

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Is there a better way to kick off spring than taking a trek through an ancient petrified forest or going butterfly watching on a mangrove island? Yes: Go there for free!

National Park Week starts this Saturday, April 21, and lasts through April 29. During this time, admission is free to all 397 U.S. national parks.

Some national parks never charge entrance fees. For example, admission to Great Smoky Mountains National park costs zilch. But at parks that do charge to get in, you could save a nice c

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The wonders of Costa Rica

National Parks of Costa Rica

Some of the most important national parks in Costa Rica include Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula, Piedras Blancas National Park on the Golfo Dulce, Marino Ballena National Marine Park in Uvita, Manuel Antonio of course, Carara, La Amistad, which goes deep into Panama also, Chirripo, Hitoy Cerere, Tortuguero, Barra del Colorado, Maquenque, Cahuita, Gandoca Manzanillo, Los Quetzales, Monteverde, Arenal, Ostional, Cano Negro, Palo Verde, La Cangreja, Barra de

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presque_isle_from_air-300x184.jpg?width=300This trip to Erie PA we spent the day at Presque Isle State Park (Pennsylvania's only surf beach) and then spent the evening at Presque Isle Downs and Casino.

Presque Isle State Park is an arching sandy peninsula that extends 7 miles into Lake Erie and consists of 13 miles of roads (loop around outer edges of the peninsula), 21 miles of trails, 13 beaches, 2 lighthouses and a marina. The varied habitat includes sandy beaches, dunes, thickets of shrub, grassy areas, willows, cottonwoods, ponds

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Inwood Hill Park, New York City

9008598691?profile=originalA Manhattanite can get pretty cranky about heading twenty minutes out of his way on an errand. So how is it that a trip that sets him aback some 450 million years should inevitably give him a profound sense of purpose, peace and pleasure? Go figure.

At the forested, northernmost tip of Manhattan island, the Henry Hudson Parkway Bridge is as romantic a sight as any as it extends from Inwood Hill Park to the Bronx mainland. The park's picturesque ridges, crags and outcroppings were carved from the

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Historic Balboa Park in San Diego, California

Balboa Park is one of San Diego's largest and most historic vacation destinations. While touring California, this place just can’t be overlooked, so make sure that you stop over and take a scenic view that will give a revitalized feel to you. The total area of this mammoth park is 1,200 acres and it is an urban cultural park named after Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, who was a Spanish maritime explorer.


This park is often referred as the “Smithsonian of the West” for its concentration of cultural institu

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As with most of our family weekend trips, we were up well before the sun. The aroma of coffee filled the back of the house as I went to the kitchen to begin making sandwiches for the day. It was a broad menu to choose from, Nutella or peanut butter. Chips and snacks were put in a plastic bag and drinks were piled into a medium cooler. Everyone was looking forward to going somewhere new and the kids were looking forward to learning how to navigate using a map and compass.

For the most part, th

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Monument Rocks: Not Your Typical Kansas


It has been a long-standing rule that when traveling through Kansas, it is best to do so at night because there is a common thought that there is nothing to see, but I believe I can prove that notion wrong. We had three days, two kids, and a small budget to drive out to one of Kansas’s geographic wonders and back again, finding new places along the way to explore.

The seven-hour drive from Kansas City was always too much to tackle so I had put Monument Rocks and Castle Rock on the back burner f

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Being a Flaneur in the Parks of Paris

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There’s something about Paris. More people than would care to admit have engaged in misty-eyed fantasies of renting an artist’s garret in Saint Germain, spending mornings walking along the Seine baguette in hand, and afternoons sipping coffee at Café deux Magots. There are, of course, the famous sites to see – le tour Eiffel, Sacré Coeur, L’Arc de Triomphe… but more than almost any other city in the world, Paris begs the simple pleasure of walking.

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