Cie McCullough Buschle

Mexican National Parks: Isla Contoy, Quintana Roo

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Every day up to 200 lucky people are allowed to take a two hour boat trip to the untouched beauty that is Isla Contoy. Isla Contoy is a small island, just over 5 miles in length and 1.25 square miles overall. The beaches are a […]

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Mexican National Park: Cumbres de Monterrey, Nuevo León

by Cie McCullough Buschle

If you know anything of Nuevo León or the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, then you are most likely familiar with the famous symbol of Monterrey – Cerro de la Silla or Saddle Mountain. It has a signature skyline, and is one of the most famous […]

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Mexican National Park: Arrecife Alacranes, Yucatán

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the Southern Gulf of Mexico there are five islands that make up the Arrecife Alacranes, or Scorpion Reef. It is one of the most important sites on the Atlantic coast for nesting seabirds tropical birds. Although these islands, Isla Pérez, Isla Desertora, Isla Pájaros, […]

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Mexican National Park: Palenque, Chiapas

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Palenque is an archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage site close to the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The buildings date from the 3rd century BCE until the 8th century CE, when the Mayan city state it ruled, B’aakal, is believed to have fallen. […]

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Canadian National Park: Grasslands, Saskatchewan

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Very close to the Saskatchewan-Montana border, Grasslands National Park centers on the Frenchman River Valley in the west and the Killdeer Badlands of the Rock Creek area and the Wood Mountain Uplands in the east. Grasslands is the only prairie national park, and contains the largest […]

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Canadian National Park: Gulf Islands

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The Gulf Islands park only contains some of British Columbia’s Gulf Island Archipelago, as well as numerous islets and reef areas. The Gulf Islands are in between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, and as such are susceptible to urban and recreational development […]

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Canadian National Parks: Sable Island, Nova Scotia

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Canada’s newest National Park is a crescent shaped sandbar less than a mile wide, but 26 miles long. Sable Island is in the North Atlantic Ocean, 100 miles southeast of Canso, Nova Scotia, Sable Island has often been referred to as the “Graveyard of the […]

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Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Out in Boston Harbor, overlooked by most visitors in favor of the history and sports teams the great city has to offer, lie a group of 34 islands, all part of the National Park System. The Boston Harbor Islands have beaches, hiking trails, lighthouses, camping, […]

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Canadian National Park: Georgian Bay Islands, Ontario

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Sometimes called the sixth Great Lake, the Georgian Bay Islands are part of the 30,000 island chain that is the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. Georgian Bay is home to the world’s largest island in a freshwater lake, Manitoulin, and the islands hold many species of reptiles and amphibians, including the […]

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Canadian National Park: Quttinirpaaq, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The word “park” brings to mind lush greenery, tall trees and brown furry animals. In the monochrome acreage of Quttinirpaaq, park takes on a different meaning. Mountains are charcoal gray, there are no trees at all, and the small furry animals tend to be white. […]

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