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Josh Hewitt

Avid traveler and photographer who loves to see new places, meet new people, and experience new things. There is so much this world can teach us, we just need to explore!

The Top 50 Things to See in the United States (1-10)

In this edition of my countdown of the top United States travel destinations, I am going to conclude my countdown with items 1-10 on my list.  There are some fantastic places to add to your United States travel bucket list on here, some of which are lesser-known travel treasures.  If you don’t have a travel bucket list for the United States, this might be a good time to start one.  With this list, you will have no shortage of amazing ideas!

It’s About Time – White Sands Named America’s 62nd National Park

White Sands is one of the most stunning landscapes in the United States.  Not only is it the largest collection of sand dunes in the United States, but the beautiful white, gypsum sand dunes are also some of the most unique sand dunes found anywhere in the world.  While gypsum is one of the most common minerals on the planet, because it easily dissolves in water, it is very rarely found on the surface of the ground.  These unique and amazing traits made White Sands worthy of becoming a National Monument back in 1933.

The Top 50 Things to See in the United States (11-20)

In this edition of my countdown of the top United States travel destinations, I am going to cover items 11-20 on my list.  There are some fantastic places to add to your United States travel bucket list on here, some of which are lesser-known travel treasures.  If you don’t have a travel bucket list for the United States, this might be a good time to start one.  With this list, you will have no shortage of amazing ideas!

The Top 50 Things to See in the United States (21-30)

In this edition of my countdown of the top United States travel destinations, I am going to cover items 21-30 on my list.  There are some fantastic places to add to your United States travel bucket list on here, some of which are lesser-known travel treasures.  If you don’t have a travel bucket list for the United States, this might be a good time to start one.  With this list, you will have no shortage of amazing ideas!

The Top 50 Things to See in the United States (31-40)

In this edition of my countdown of the top United States travel destinations, I am going to cover items 31-40 on my list.  There are some fantastic places to add to your United States travel bucket list on here, some of which are lesser-known travel treasures.  If you don’t have a travel bucket list for the United States, this might be a good time to start one.  With this list, you will have no shortage of amazing ideas!

The Top 50 Things to See in the United States (41-50)

In this edition of my countdown of the top United States travel destinations, I am going to cover items 41-50 on my list.  There are some fantastic places to add to your United States travel bucket list on here, some of which are lesser-known travel treasures.  If you don’t have a travel bucket list for the United States, this might be a good time to start one.  With this list, you will have no shortage of amazing ideas!

Lima, Peru Travel Guide

Peru is a beautiful and amazing country, and its capital city of Lima is no exception.  This stunning coastal capital is the fifth largest city in South America and one of the continent’s most beautiful capitals.  Even though Lima is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, most people aren’t aware that the city is located in a desert.  In fact, Lima is the second-largest desert city in the world after Cairo, Egypt in Africa.  One-third of Peru’s population lives in Lima, which also makes it one of the busiest cities in South America.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor Guide

Consisting of 117 known caves, the biggest of which spans roughly 8 acres and is the largest accessible cave chamber in North America, Carlsbad Caverns is one of the most unique landscapes in the American National Parks system. In addition to being an amazing landscape, the national park is also home to some fantastic wildlife.

The most notable wildlife residents are the parks many species of bats. There are 17 species of bats found in the park and they all live within the caverns. In fact, the park was initially discovered by a young cowboy named Jim White when he saw a large group of bats leaving the caverns back in 1903.

Guide to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier Helicopter Sightseeing and Hikes

There are a lot of amazing adventures to be had on New Zealand’s South Island.  Milford Sound and the Milford Track is something that every traveler should experience, the city of Wanaka is home to quite a few of New Zealand’s most infamous hiking tracks, and the city of Queenstown is known across the globe as the “adventure capital of the world”.  However, none of these adventure locations in New Zealand are quite as unique or as special as the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers on the west coast of the South Island.

Best Ways to Give Back When Traveling This Holiday Season

In this article, I am going to provide you with ten of the top ways in which I think travelers can give back to the local communities they visit when they travel.  These suggestions range from easy to do tasks such as frequenting local establishments to more involved tasks such as traveling to perform community services.  Whatever you decide to do to give back, you can be assured that your efforts will be appreciated by the local communities you visit around this world that need your help.