National Parks

The ocean is shown throught the trees at Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park in South Florida is unlike most national parks because the wilderness that it protects is mainly underwater. Looking out over Biscayne Bay, one may simply see a wide stretch of blue water coming to an end at another wide stretch of blue… Read More »Biscayne National Park

An alligator floats along

Shark Valley Trails Loop

Shark Valley in Everglades National Park is big but a great way to explore this unique area of the United States. It’s also an area of the park where you are almost guaranteed to catch glimpses of wildlife. The main trail at Shark Valley is… Read More »Shark Valley Trails Loop

Hiking Victoria Mine Trail at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Victoria Mine Trail

There are several great trails at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument that take you into the wilderness of the Sonoran Desert. One aspect of hiking in the park that I enjoyed is that it is full of rich history. Several of the trails take you… Read More »Victoria Mine Trail

Standing tall among the saguaro cacti at Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

The Saguaro Cactus has become a symbol of the desert and the American Southwest, but the famous plant is actually only found in a small portion of the American Southwest. And other than putting down roots in northwestern Mexico, it isn’t found anywhere else in… Read More »Saguaro National Park

Exploring White Sands National Park

White Sands National Park

South central New Mexico is home to the largest gypsum sand dunes in the entire world. And on Dec. 20, 2019, this unique area became the United State’s newest national park. White Sands National Park was first designated in 1933 as White Sands National Monument… Read More »White Sands National Park