‘Extraordinary’ levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists

Swimming with jellyfish: a Pacific paradise in the Raja Ampat islands

Misool, off West Papua, is surrounded by coral lagoons. It also hosts pools where visitors can swim with thousands of beautiful and harmless jellyfish

Instagram snapshots: shadows and reflections in New Zealand

Capturing the amazing scenery of New Zealand’s North and South Islands, photographer Nico Babot waits for sunrise or sunset for the most dramatic shots

Top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs on Mexico’s Pacific coast

Enjoy ocean views from rooftop bars or just step out and get the sand between your toes. From Mazatlán to Pochutla, here are 10 charming beachside escapes

American wilderness photos and National Parks information

t’s 50 years since the Wilderness Act was brought into law in the US. These photographs showcase the glorious diversity and beauty of those protected landscapes. Washington is known as the Evergreen State, but its stunning national and state parks offer an abundance of colours, ranging from white-capped mountains to islands in the deep blueContinue reading “American wilderness photos and National Parks information”

Top 10 national and state parks in Hawaii

Here is an article providing the top 10 national and state parks in Hawaii http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/15/top-10-national-state-parks-hawaii

Top 10 national and state parks in Oregon

Oregon has only one national park but is by no means lacking in scenery. With 360 miles of public beach, gorges, wild rivers, forested peaks and fossil-rich desert, the state is packed with natural wonders http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/16/top-10-national-parks-state-parks-oregon-usa

Vancouver – Best budget beach hotels

The top 10 beach hotels and hostels in British Columbia including Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Haida Gwaii http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jun/25/top-10-budget-beach-hotels-hostels-vancouver-british-columbia