• Croatia,  Park Post

    Park Post: Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

    This article is written by Sarah-Jane of Chasing the Donkey  Croatia is known worldwide for it’s stunning beaches and 1.000 islands, but what you may not know is that Croatia also has 8 stunning national parks. The most famous, Plitvice Lakes National Park a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site,is a stunning place to visit all year round. When I first visited Plitvice Lakes National Park known as Nacionalni Plitvička Jezera in Croatian, my eyes sprung open like a kid on Christmas morning. I could immediately see this was a magical place! The lakes are situated in central Croatia & became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, and ever since have…

  • Chile,  Park Post,  We12hike

    Chile’s magic Huerquehue National Park

    Let me start by saying that until some time ago, I had never heard of Huerquehue National Park before. As Chilean Patagonia has plenty of national parks it can be hard to keep them all apart, especially if you haven’t been there. So during the upcoming months, we will take you on a journey through some of Chile’s most beautiful national parks, starting with Huerquehue, or as it’s pronounced “you-were-kay-you-hey”.   Huerquehue National Park is located about 35 kilometers driving from Pucon in the Aurancanía district. You can get there by bus from the city or with your own car, which is of course more convenient as you can take…

  • Arizona,  Colorado,  Park Post,  Utah,  Wyoming

    Happy National Park week – Park Post special!

    Happy National Park week everyone! This week (19-27 April) more than 400 national parks in the US are opening their doors for free. How I wish we’d live in the US so we could visit them all … we fell in love big time with the grand natural variety of the US National Parks during last year’s roadtrip. So even though we are not American, we’re going to share our favorite photos of the parks we have visited, in honor and with respect to natural beauty! Arches National Park, Utah It would have been easy to post a picture of an arch here but let’s not do that. Instead, we’ll…

  • Park Post,  USA,  Utah,  We12inspire

    Park Post 8: Capitol Reef National Park

    Guest post by Lindsay Lewis-Thomas of The Traveluster.  United States is very well known for their extensive national park system. People from other countries seem most impressed with the sheer vastness of the U.S. (it takes a full day to drive through the state of Texas) and the outstanding, naturally stunning national parks. Many people choose to visit Utah to get the most bang for their national park buck, which is filled with protected areas and some of the most striking scenery in the country. This is why my husband and I chose Utah for our national park vacation last fall, visiting Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef National Parks.…