Top 10 National Parks for 2016

by TravellerCentre • December 1, 2015
National Parks protect some of the most spectacular scenery in the World. Each year National Parks are visited by millions of people exploring mountains, sand dunes, waterfalls, craggy cliffs, canyons and volcanoes. Where will you visit and what will you be doing? Here is our top 10 list (Countdown) of National Parks around the World for [...]

Happy Anniversary Yosemite!

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park photo by D.H. Parks With two significant anniversaries coming up for Yosemite, there has never been a better time to visit this awe inspiring US National Park which holds such a significant place in the history of the worldwide National Park movement. June 30, 2014, marks the 150th anniversary […]

Golden Eagle Seeks Mate

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

England’s only golden eagle has once again started his springtime efforts to find a mate. Lately the Lake District’s golden eagle has been seen ‘sky dancing’ – launching himself from his rocky perch high above the valley, then diving steeply and descending deep into the valley – a quite breathtaking display. This beautiful bird has […]

Active Hawaii

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

For the active traveller, no location beats Hawaii for the amazing variety of outdoor activities. Let’s start with the easiest – relax! While there are dozens of activities, and a thousand places to involve yourself in those activities on the Islands, know first and foremost that its OK to do absolutely nothing at all. Hawaii’s […]

Family Hawaii

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

There may be no more diverse destination on the planet than Hawaii. Not only is the terrain amazingly varied – deserts, beaches and lush rainforests, mountains and oceans, deep valleys and soaring volcanoes – but the climates there range from sub-arctic to tropical. The available activities are almost without end. The culture is a mix […]

Hawaii – An Island Overview

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

If you are like most who have never been to Hawaii, the state’s islands blend into a mass of unpronounceable vowels and indistinct images of a tropical paradise. The geography of the islands is not difficult, however, and all it takes is one trip to make visitors long to become experts. So if you have […]

National Parks of the USA

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

In 1872, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the United States. Today, there are 390 areas under the National Park domain. Every state with the exception of Delaware has some National Park Service land. This land includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, lake and sea shores, rivers, trails, historic […]

60 Second Geography – The USA

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

It is not at all surprising that a nation founded by explorers, malcontents, protest(ants) and warriors is today a nation of individualists. E Pluribus Unum is the fitting motto of the United States: “From Many One.” As wave after wave of immigrant arrived in America, the assimilation of so many peoples, both free and slave, has been […]

Artists, Makers & Designers in the Lakes

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

Considering the great beauty surrounding the Lake District, it is little wonder that the area has attracted so many artists down the years. The painters Thomas Gainsborough, JMW Turner and John Constable were early visitors while amongst those who actually settled here was John Ruskin, a pivotal figure in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement. Another of the movement’s major figures […]

Historic Homes

by TravellerCentre • August 12, 2014

Wherever you travel in the Lakes it is likely you will stumble upon some connection to William Wordsworth. In Cockermouth is Wordsworth House where he was born, in Grasmere is the beautiful Dove Cottage where he lived between 1799 and 1808 and where he wrote some of his most famous poems and not far away at Rydal is Rydal Mount, a home […]