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August 29, 2017
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Yosemite National ParkThe Grand Canyon is the mother of all USA parks. Who hasn’t dreamed of laying eyes on the Grand Canyon. It was our first time witnessing it and it didn’t disappoint. It is so vast that one can only see it to understand just how big it truly is. Grand indeed, it’s name says it all.

With such iconic names as The Half Dome, the Nose and El Capitan, it’s no wonder that Yosemite National Park is one of the three crown jewels of the USA.. This view is from Glacier Point and it is one of the most scenic views in the park. Don’t miss visiting Glacier point at sunset, it’s truly spectacular.

Death Valley National ParkIt’s a long and lonely road when driving through Death Valley National Park and one can only imagine what hardships the early settlers had to endure. With a temperature of 120?F (49?C), stepping outside the comfort of our rental car’s air conditioning was not high on our list. How did the mules and horses survive their desert crossings over a century ago? Death Valley is as barren as it is beautiful but it can also be deadly.

The towering cliffs of Zion National Park glow a golden hue in the setting sun. Unlike the Grand Canyon where visitors view from above, Zion National Park is meant to be viewed from below. One must look up at the surrounding monoliths to truly appreciate their majesty. And what a view it is.

zion national parkLas Vegas may be known as Sin City, but just 20 minutes outside the Vegas Strip, you’ll find the most beautiful red rocks. It’s a rock climbing mecca with hundreds of bolted sport climbing routes. Visitors can take several day hikes through the canyon or they can simply drive their cars through the loop around the park. If you have a USA Parks pass, you get in free!

The Sequoia Trees may be inside Yosemite, but it feels like it’s own park in its own right. Mariposa Grove is where you will find the world’s largest trees. They may not be the tallest trees in the world nor the widest trees but when you combine the two together and they make up the largest trees on the planet and they are impressive.

Red Rocks National Conservation AreaLittered with twisty, distorted and spiky trees, Joshua Tree National park is named after it’s most famous residents. The USA park is located just a few hours from Los Angeles and not only does it house these unique trees, you’ll also find unique rock formations, high lookouts and cactus gardens.

Antelope Canyon is lesser known than the other parks, but this canyon located in the Navajo Nation is one of the most photographed locations in the American Southwest. A slot canyon rising 40 metres (120 feet) into the air will take your breath away as the sun shines through for just a few minutes each day. There is a two-hour time limit within the canyon and you must hire a guide to enter, but it is worth every minute to witness this once in a lifetime scene.

More USA Parks

We needed much more time to truly explore all the USA parks in the area. We missed out on Bryce Canyon, Redwood National Park, Arches NP and Kings Canyon. There is so much to see and do, it could take months to really see the great USA parks of this area. But we look forward to getting the chance one day soon. For us, exploring this part of America was one of the most breathtaking trips we have ever taken.

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Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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Interesting fact
Forged furniture in the hall makes the interior light and airy, gives a sense of spaciousness. A stand for umbrella and shoes, coat hooks, mirror in an iron frame, door handles from The Spearhead Collection made in the same style make up a complete set. A kitchen, a living room, a dining room or a balcony may be decorated with a set of a table and chairs with wrought-iron legs. Metal perfectly combines with glass and wood, creating the impression of elegance and prosperity. These items are durable, do not deteriorate from humidity and will last for a long time, they may enlarge the space visually.