United States | Virginia
Visited: October 2017 – 4 days
Caves Explored: Luray Caverns (Guided Tour) and Shenandoah Caverns (Guided Tour)
The Shenandoah Valley stretches across 200 miles between the Blue Ridge Mountains in the east and the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in the west. The Shenandoah National Park encompasses around half of that stretch from Front Royal in the north to Rockfish Gap in the south. The Skyline Drive, the main road that winds and twists through the park, offers sweeping views of rolling hills from the neighbouring mountain ranges in either direction.
Canada | Alberta
Visited: September 2016 – 9 days
Caves Explored: Rat’s Nest Cave (Adventure Cave Tour) — wild caving
With sweeping vistas of the Rocky Mountains in its backyard and commanding views of turquoise lakes fed by nearby glaciers, Alberta is what the Canadian great outdoors is all about. With a plethora of national parks scattered around the southwestern part of the province there are endless hiking opportunities and great chances of glimpsing wildlife in their natural habitat.
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Visited: June 2015 – 20 days
Caves Explored: Raufarholshellir Cave (Self-Guided), Vatnshellier Cave (Guided Tour), Vidgelmir Cave (Guided Tour), Surtshellir (Self-Guided)
The Land (or Song?) of Ice and Fire. Iceland has been gaining popularity over the past couple of years. With its stunningly beautiful landscape and magnificent geothermal attractions, it is any nature enthusiast’s paradise. And due to its close proximity to the Arctic Circle the days are endless in the summer and the night sky is often illuminated with the aurora borealis in the winter.
United States | Arizona
Visited: December 2015 – 4 days
Caves Explored: Colossal Cave (Ladder Tour) and Kartcher Caverns (Rotunda-Throne Room Tour)
Arizona is home to one of the largest canyons in the world. Carved millions of years ago from the force of the Colorado River, it is 446km long, 29km wide and at its deepest is 1829 m from rim to the river. It truly is a sight to behold. But there are a variety of other attractions in Arizona’s red rock landscape and desert climate that are worth exploring as well.