Portland’s Breathtaking Japanese Gardens

January 31, 2014

Amid rainy evenings and vast expanses of trees in Portland, Oregon, lies a beautiful 5.5-acre space known as Portland’s Japanese gardens. Considered the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, these gardens attract thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. The park, which has existed for nearly 50 years, contains five different Japanese gardens: the Flat Garden, Strolling Pond Garden, the Natural Garden, the Tea Garden and the Sand and Stone Garden.

Colorful Japanese Gardens

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The Splendor Of Nuuksio National Park

August 30, 2013

Nuuksio National Park Finland

For many Fins, Nuuksio National Park provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of nearby Helsinki. Home to many endangered or near-threatened species of flora and fauna (namely the illustrious Siberian flying squirrel), Nuuksio is a refuge for eccentric critters and weary city dwellers alike. And with views like the one above, it’s no surprise as to why.

The Jaw-Dropping View Of Jasper National Park

June 19, 2013

Jasper National Park Photograph

The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for its stunning spread of natural landforms ranging from glaciers to canyons to even fossils.

A Peek Inside The Grand Canyon

May 18, 2013

Inside The Grand Canyon

At 277 miles in length, the Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Elephants Grazing Kenya’s Lake Amboseli

May 9, 2013

Elephants Grazing Lake Amboseli

Located between the Kenyan and Tanzanian border, Amboseli National Park is one of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the world, especially for avian acolytes. Within its 151 square mile region, you can behold over 400 different species of bird!

The Badlands’ Commanding Views

April 25, 2013

Badlands National Park

While the South Dakotan national park provides mile after mile of jagged buttes, pinnacles and spires sure to astonish any visitor, it grants even more to its flora and fauna. Presently, Badlands National Park preserves the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States and the wellbeing of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered land animal in North America.