Yosemite Travel Guide: World's Best Places to Visit

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The Couple's guide to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places to visit. It's a massive national park in California and visiting for the first time can be very overwhelming. Use our first time to Yosemite as a guide on what to do and what not to do. Our guide to Yosemite can be used for honeymooners, hikers, and veterans travelers all alike. We show you what to do in Yosemite, what to expect in Yosemite, where to eat in Yosemite, where to stay in Yosemite, what's in half dome village. Don't forget to subscribe :) Thanks! - Scott & Collette For more information, visit our blog post on Yosemite: http://www.roamaroo.com/hiking-half-dome-the-ultimate-yosemite-adventure/ ________________________________________________________________ Main Camera: http://amzn.to/2tOCppk Hand Held Camera: http://amzn.to/2sUw9zN Drone: http://amzn.to/2sW6TZI Tripod for handheld: http://amzn.to/2rDuWsz Main Camera Mic: http://amzn.to/2tODc9M North Face Backpack: http://amzn.to/2peW8kh Roll Aboard: http://amzn.to/2ptTCCy Scott's Shirt: http://amzn.to/2qkgsRv Scott's Pants: http://amzn.to/2q0XbS9 Scott's Half-Zip: http://amzn.to/2uBd0m8 Collette's Sunglasses: http://amzn.to/2sfcXs5 Collette's Zip Up: http://amzn.to/2h5lE7Q Collette's Rain Jacket: http://amzn.to/2uBK6lO Collette's Hat: http://amzn.to/2eQSRmM Collette's Long Sleeve: http://amzn.to/2u24OIo Collette's Sunglasses: http://amzn.to/2eQRnZz Collette's Pants: http://amzn.to/2eQG5Vi Camelback: http://amzn.to/2uBxwmI Collette's Shoes: http://amzn.to/2uGa32j Scott's Shoes: http://amzn.to/2uGiR8b Scott's Hat: http://amzn.to/2vMpwxX Scott's Sunglasses: http://amzn.to/2uC0eE3 Scott's Jacket: http://amzn.to/2uGd0zS Scott's Jacket: http://amzn.to/2eR71nU UV Water Filter: http://amzn.to/2u1ZiW9 ------------------------------------------- music by: Betablock3r - what you wanted Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roamaroo/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roamaroo Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/roamaroo

17 BIGGEST Trees in the World

17 BIGGEST Trees in the World This Atlas Cedar in the Foret de Cedar in Northern Morocco is one of the tallest Trees in Africa. The tree has an estimated girth of 3.5 feet and is estimated to be more than 131 feet tall! This tree was planted around 1200-1400 A.D. which makes it at around 7 centuries old. The Queets River Spruce in Washington state was the largest Spruce Tree in the world. The Queets Spruce has a circumference of 60 feet and is 191 feet tall. It attracted nature enthusiasts and tourists from around the country, but unfortunately fell when a harsh winter storm hit the area in 2007. This tree is the largest known western redcedar in the entire world. It has a volume of over 18,000 cubic feet and a height of 180 feet when it was last measured. This tree makes its home about 21 miles from the pacific ocean near Quinalt Lake and took the title for tallest tree in the area after the Queets Lake Spruce was felled in a storm. These odd trees that decorate the plains of Africa are known for their many strange characteristics. The tops of their branches make them look like their roots sprout into the air instead of into the ground, they’re known to be fire resistant and it can last through even the most severe droughts. The Baobabs aren’t just incredibly fascinating alien-like plantlife, they’re also incredibly large, regularly reaching towering 100 foot heights and massive 30 foot diameters. Near a tiny village hidden in the mountains of central Colombia, the Cocora Valley acts as the residence for the world’s tallest palm trees which also have been recognized as Colombia’s national tree. The Palms in this valley grow more than 200 feet tall, which is strange even to many experts as there is no evolutionary benefit for a tree in an open field to grow so high. The Tane Mahuta is a giant kauri tree (Agathis australis) in the Waipoua Forest of New Zealand. Tane Mahuta is 58 feet high but has a total volume of 18,250 cubic feet, making it the 4th largest trees when measured by volume in the world. Experts estimate this tree to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years old, so not only is it one of the largest trees, it is also one of the oldest. Tane Mahuta translates to “Lord of the Forest” when translated from Maori, which is more than an appropriate name considering the Tane Mahuta’s size and age.

Yosemite winter travel tips

Winter is one of the most magical seasons in Yosemite National Park. There are many misconceptions about getting into the park when winter conditions exist. Have no fears, Yosemite is totally accessible year-round and fall/winter is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit. Travel to Yosemite can be made easy and Yosemite weather conditions do not need to stop you from visiting the park during winter or fall. This video explains how easy it is to get snow chains if it is snowing in Yosemite and how to safely travel on Yosemite roads.

New Zealand: The Ultimate Travel Guide by TourRadar 5/5

New Zealand: The Ultimate Travel Guide by TourRadar gives you all the info you need to explore this nation of Kiwis. Learn some basics about the country, including what you have to do & see once you arrive, when it's best to travel and which food & drinks you definitely need to enjoy throughout your journey. ----------------------------------------------- New Zealand has a lot to offer even the most particular traveller. From the lively neighbourhoods of Wellington to the breathtaking Fiordland of the South Island, there's an adventure tucked away in every corner of this impressive country. Consider living out your own Lord of the Rings adventure in Hobbiton, or hike past Mt. Doom in Tongariro National Park. Not thrilling enough? Then skydive over Auckland, go white water rafting down Kaituna River or take a leap of faith and bungee jump in Queenstown! When you're in New Zealand, nearly ever adventure is only a stone's throw away. Make the most out of your visit to this remote island nation by assembling your bucket list with our travel guide. Booking a tour will ensure your trip is fun, flawless and stress-free: http://www.tourradar.com/d/new-zealand New Zealand boasts a temperate climate with plenty of sunshine and moderate rainfall. Because of the long coast line, you can expect mild temperatures for the most part. The average temperature decreases as you travel south; January and February are the warmest months with July being the coldest month of the year. Remember to pack your waterproof hiking boots, waterproof rain jacket, swimsuit, flip flops, thin gloves, hiking socks, sunglasses, and a camera with extra batteries. New Zealand's currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZ$). You should expect to be able to switch between cash and cards quite seamlessly, as all major credit cards can be used in New Zealand. Alcohol and restaurant meals can range from moderate to quite expensive so prepare yourself accordingly. We'd like to thank New Zealand's incredible tourism board for allowing use of their travel footage: http://www.newzealand.com/ ---About New Zealand--- New Zealand, exists on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean and is home to over 4.6 million people, and nearly 30 million sheep. The country is divided into two portions: the North and South Islands separated by the Cook Strait. The North Island is home to many hot springs and geysers while the South Island is mountainous, forested and covered in glaciers. Over 75% of New Zealanders call the North Island home, and more than 15% of New Zealand's energy comes from renewable resources. Learn more about New Zealand and the wonders that await you by reading Days to Come: http://www.tourradar.com/days-to-come/ #gotouring with TourRadar: http://www.tourradar.com ----------------------------------------------- Let’s get social! Follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TourRadar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TourRadar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tourradar/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tourradar/ Snapchat: @tourradar

10 Secret Places Most Tourists Don't Know About

10 unknown destinations from Treehouse Point the place to go for healthy adventure or head out to Finland for the best arctic resort. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius You can probably guess where this monastery is located just by looking at it. Did you guess Russia? Congrats, you are right. This iconic looking church was first built in 1337, and it has since become an essential Russian cultural landmark and the center of the Russian Orthodox Church. 300 monks still live in this new monastery, and it is even a Russian UN World Heritage site. The church got its name from the man that founded it: Sergius of Radonezh who is a famous Russian saint that reformed medieval Russia. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside if not even more so. It’s been through a lot throughout the years, but the church is well cared for and loved, so it is still in excellent condition. 4. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort While it may look weird that this resort has igloo-looking structures with a massive skylight, the reason why is sure to make you want to go there. These little suites are built to let you view the northern lights in style and comfort. The resort in Finland offers a breathtaking and cozy observational room with just the bare minimum called a glass igloo, but they also have a variety of suites that you can choose between. There are ten different accommodations that you can choose from igloos made from the traditional snow; Santa's home that is decorated to look like the Christmas icon lives there, a traditional house with all of the fixings, and even a wedding suite. The glass igloos are only available from the 20th of August to the end of April during the year, because that is when the northern lights come out to play. 3. Monsanto This little municipality in Portugal only has 828 inhabitants, believe it or not. The city is known as the most Portuguese village in Portugal, and it is one of 12 cities that have been classified to have historical significance to the country. The town has evidence of dating back to the Early Stone Ages at the time of the Ice Ages. You can find traces of the Romans, Visigothic, and Arab presences in the town but in the 12th century when the city was conquered by Alfonso I of Portugal, it hasn’t traded cultures since. The city is actually built on top of a mountain rock that is made of granite, giving it a unique appearance. There once stood a castle in the town, but it was destroyed in the 19th century when some ammunition exploded. 2. Pingvallavatn Lake This lake is the largest lake in Iceland that is mostly a favorite for die-hard scuba and diving fans. The lake is approximately 84 square meters or 32 square miles, and it reaches depths of 114 meters or 374 feet. The main draw of the lake is that it partially lies on top of the meeting of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates so there is a small divide that you can dive into safely. The rift is called Silfra, and it is the division formed from the drifting of the plates. the water is incredibly clear as well because the water in the fracture is fed from a nearby glacier. The rift gets about 2 centimeters wider every year, and there are earthquakes every ten years at the division which can expedite this widening. This isn’t the only split in the world but it is the widest and definitely the coolest. 1.Las Pozas This surreal landmark was actually built by Edward James who was a British poet who was one of the main influences during the surrealist art movement in the 20th century. These giant, artistic sculptures are 2000 feet or 610 meters above sea level in the rainforest in Mexico. The site stretches over 80 acres of land and in addition to the many sculptures there are also pools and waterfalls interlaced in the site. That’s how it got its name; Las Poza means the pools in Spanish. There are also paintings and entire beds of orchids; there were supposedly 29,000 orchids at the location at one point. James also included little homes for exotic animals. The construction took place during 1949 to 1984, and it ended up being more than 5 million to build. The location was bought in 2007 by a foundation that plans to restore and maintain the landmark for future generations. This insane work of art may be a little out there, but it is a must-see.

Yosemite Travel Guide: World's Best Places to Visit.

For an ideal way to get closer to nature and explore one of the country's greatest treasures, travel to Yosemite National Park. The park itself, located in the central-eastern part of California, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the third oldest national park in the U.S.. Of the 3.7 million people that visit each year, most spend their time in Yosemite Valley, with its unrivaled natural beauty-- cliffs, waterfalls, and spectacular wildlife. A visit to Yosemite National Park is a true delight for any group, especially nature-lovers and anyone with an adventurous spirit. The Yosemite National Park travel guide is here to help you plan your experience and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Things Not to Miss in Yosemite National Park
• Viewing the park from atop Glacier Point
In the winter, skiing at Badger Pass, Yosemite's destination for winter sports. It provides ski gear, trails, and instruction for those who need it
• Walking amongst towering Sequoias in Mariposa Grove
• Having a picnic while viewing El Capitan (or if you're game, ascending the Half Dome's sheer face!)
• Hiking to one of a variety of waterfalls: Bridal Veil Falls, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, and many others
• Strolling along the banks of the Merced River
• Kayaking on Mirror Lake or Lake McClure
• Exploring the Hetch Hetchy reservoir and scenery

When to Go to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park travel may be influenced by the time of the year, so take a look ate the best time to visit this natural treasure. From March to May is the best time to visit Yosemite National Park, when the spring is at its peak. The less touristy season is from December to March. During the winter, with the heavy snowfalls, some roads may be closed.

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