Visiting 60 National parks of the United States of America

On the 25th of August 2016, the National Park Service Celebrated their centennial birthday. News media and former president Barack Obama highlighted this special day with speeches, documentaries and photo slide shows of America’s beautiful places. On this day Jan Heijdra decided to buy a National Parks Stamps Passport for his upcoming trip to Acadia…

West Coast road trip from San Francisco to Seattle

West Coast road trip from San Francisco to Seattle A road trip from San Francisco to Seattle with stops in: Redwood National Park Crater Lake National Park  Mount Rainier National Park  Olympic National Park  North Cascades National Park  Redwood National Park    Crater Lake National Park    Mount Rainier National Park    Olympic National Park …

U.S. Virgin Islands National Park after Irma and Maria

A trip to the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands is on many bucket lists.  This trip was planned  before the hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the islands. Without prior experience on an island in the Caribbean, there were no expectations.. This visit to Virgin Island National Park was an awesome experience and I would like to…

Gateway Arch National Park #60 ?

National Park # 60 – Gateway Arch NP The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was established under the Act of May 17, 1954. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947. When Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri will be renamed to Gateway Arch National Park, it will become the 60th…

Racetrack Playa in Death Valley – Where stones move

Racetrack Playa in Death Valley – Where stones move One of the most remote locations in Death Valley National Park  is te Racetrack playa. Long tracks in the sand suggest mysterious motion, of the rocks that are found on this playa. Although nobody has actually seen the rocks move they must have moved to create the…

Saguaro, Petrified Forest and Mesa Verde National Park | 1 week in Arizona

An awesome week with highlights like meteor shower in Saguaro National and the holiday celebration with a lightened Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park. Saguaro cactus in the south of Arizona near Tucson,Petrified forest in the Holbrook area, next to Route 66 and extra ordinary ancient architecture in Mesa Verde National Park.   …

Lunar Eclipse 31st of January 2018 Photos

In November 2017 I described my decision to view the total Lunar Eclipse of January 31st 2018 in Death Valley National Park.  The choice for Death Valley was a good one. Nice clear skies almost the entire eclipse and hard to decide where to shoot the eclipse. Badwater Basin, the Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point or…

Alaska 2018 National Parks trip Preperation

Visiting all eight national parks in Alaska is an enormous planning operation and a once in a life time opportunity. To be able to see all natural wonders it is absolutely necessary to plan ahead and make sure you are ready for what is coming.  Visiting all 8 national parks is an expensive journey which…