USA

U.S. National Monuments (NPS)

National monuments protect a wide variety of natural and historic resources, including sites of geologic, marine, archaeological, and cultural importance. The 129 national monuments in…

U.S. National Parks

The United States has 61 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. National parks must be established…

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the U.S.

Along with 61 National Parks, there are 24 World Heritage Sites, including 2 transboundary sites, in the United States and Puerto Rico. United States has more Natural…

Alaska National Parks

Alaska has 17 National Park Service sites and several of the Alaska sites have a park and a preserve component. Although they are technically two different park service…

Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “First City” because it’s the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan…

Skagway, AK

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich.…

Juneau, AK

Our cruise with the Ruby Princess took us for a week through the inside passage along the Alaska coast from Seattle, WA, USA. On this…
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