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With all the commotion going on overseas and the economy being so bad these days makes it hard to travel outside the United States without spending a fortune.
What most of us forget is that there are some unforgettable places to see here right at home. It costs much less to travel to these locations and they can still leave you just as awe struck as you would be if you were looking at the Colosseum or the Great Wall of China.
Denali National Park
Alaska is home to Mount McKinley, this continents highest peak, as well as home to amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery. Everywhere you go you will find that every picture you take is postcard material. This park is 6 million acres and one road.
It’s impossible not to want to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Here you can experience something that makes you feel so small yet such a huge part of the world... the Grand Canyon.
It's 277mi long and up to 18 miles wide with a depth of over a mile. This beautiful rocky terrace is said to have been carved by the glaciers of an ice age long ago and inhabited by many natives and still is inhabited by them today.
Olympic National Park
This beautiful place is located in US state of Washington and is spilt into four regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. Each one of these regions represents a very beautiful and very peaceful side of this world. Although it’s always a struggle to restore natural beauty we have done it here. These regions spread for miles and are packed with family fun activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding, etc. so that you can get in tuned with your natural side.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is a shrine to "strength of granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra". It’s one of the first wilderness parks in the US and is best known for its waterfalls. Within its 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient sequoias, and much more just waiting to be seen and explore. You can turn your adventurous trip into a romantic getaway, family fun trip, and even ice skate in the middle of the snow tipped mountains and feel the nature all around you.
Mesa Verde National Park
In Colorado a place called "Mesa Verde National Park" amazing architectural wonder was found. It was discovered in the late 1800's and it’s a bunch of housed carved into the side of the cliff. It was abandoned long ago but it’s believed to have been created by Indians. It’s a great place to visit and get blasted back into the past.
If you're looking for a place to hide... This is it. Carlsbad Caverns are collections of more than 100 limestone caves including Lechugilla Cave the nations deepest limestone cave (1,604ft) and third longest (over 112miles). You and your family can take tours and learn how these caves were formed, why they're important and all sorts of other interesting and educational stuff.
Did we leave off your favorite place? Let us know where you think people should visit in the comment section below.
JT writes about travel for the Consumer Media Network's travel insurance blog.