2017 is meant for traveling. This year I’m planning on seeing as many amazing places the U.S. has to offer as I can. Here is my Natural Exhibition bucket list.
Literally any island you visit in Hawaii will leave you breathless. Cascading hills, stretches of crystal aqua water and plush sand under you feet. I’ve been to Maui years ago and just can’t get those perfect two weeks out of my head. That wondrous, terrifying trip to Hana and exhilarating parasailing flight were the biggest highlights I can’t wait to reenact.
Discover a frozen wonderland filled with glaciers caves, whale watching and whimsical scenery. Buzzfeed suggests visiting Mendenhall Valley of Juneau to discover a 12-mile glacier cave. Plan to head there from September – April and checkout the Northern Lights!
Lake and clear water were never synonyms in my vocabulary, but Lake Tahoe changes everything. Glassy aquamarine water, pebbled sand and an endless view- rent a house or take a day trip from Reno to experience this beauty.
Valley of Fire
Just north of Lake Mead in Nevada, the Valley of Fire rests. It’s crimson peaks and valleys ignite the landscape making it a picture perfect moment. Known as the IT destination for wedding photos and now silent Savasana through Maverick Helicopters Heliyoga, the Valley of Fire is a prime destination in Nevada.
Yosemite National Park
About three hours from San Francisco, Yosemite is one of the most famous landmarks in all of the U.S. You can see the Half Dome and Glacier Point or even hike the John Muir Trail. The key to enjoying this wonder is to start your day early and beat the late rising crowd.
Sequoia National Park
Want to come face to face with one of the worlds largest trees? Head to Sequoia National Park in California and feast your eyes on trees hundreds of feet tall and over two thousand year old.
Who can ignore the stunning allure of the Grand Canyon? Glistening rainbow of colors, detailed contours of the mountains and valleys created by shifting water. Although many areas are full of awestruck tourist, there are exceptions in this 277 mile chasm. According to U.S. News, the North Rim is the go to place to beat the crowd. Havasu falls located in the South Rim is also a great find.
Located just outside Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is one of the most vibrant natural creations I’ve researched. Two most commonly sought after areas at “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew.” An entire hue of violets and magentas decorate this canyon just waiting to be captured.
Similar to the layered texture of Antelope Canyon, The Wave is located between Arizona and Utah’s borders. Take a trackless hike in Paria Canyon to discover a view with intricated amber patterns like this.
Zion National Park
146,000 acres stretch across Utah for this indescribable view. Climb to the top of the mountain and see the lush valley like never before. Hike through the boundless caverns. Or camp out beneath the luminous stars.
Located inside Washington State, find an endless valley hidden in the mountains that is home to a majestic waterfall.
White Sands National Monument
Sprawled our over New Mexico in the Tularosa Basin, discover the White Sands National Monument. Wave like dunes cover 275 miles revealing a scene straight of a fairy tale.
Where are you planning to travel this year?