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Which U.S. National Parks Are Open?
By WHEN to be WHERE | 22 Mar 2020

 

If you'd like to know which U.S. National Park is open and which limitations are being implemented during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, take a look at the table in this article. Always check the official NPS site (link in the last column).

It's not complete but the most important parks are being covered. It will be updated on a daily basis if possible. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information we provide here.

Update May/June/July 2020: In…

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3 Facts and Helpful Tips - Your Travel Safety during the Crisis
By WHEN to be WHERE | 17 Mar 2020

Is it safe to travel during the coronavirus pandemic? Where can you go? Are national parks open? Which transport option is safe and which one is less safe? What are the facts? We’re trying to answer most of your questions. We are no health experts, but the facts and data for this article, are being pulled from official and reliable resources like the WHO, CDC, and other trustworthy sources with expert knowledge. That means you don’t have to search for all these specific tips and facts by…

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U.S. National Parks Expert Quiz
By WHEN to be WHERE | 11 Jan 2020

Are you a U.S. national park expert? This is our advanced quiz. How well do you know the national parks in North America? Before you take the quiz, check out some intriguing national park facts:

The oldest national park in the U.S. is Yellowstone National Park. It was founded in 1872. Curious about the fascinating wildlife there? View our Yellwostone National Park Wildlife Guide Three of the 10 highest waterfalls on our planet are located in Yosemite National Park. Take a look…

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View Our Brand New Main Travel Articles and Guides
By Micha and Markus | 01 Dec 2019

Dear WHEN to be WHERE Visitor,

This blog is an addition to our main guides and articles and represents only a small part of our travel guides. We use it sometimes while we travel. This means you'll find new articles and hundreds of travel guides and tips on our main page WHEN to be WHERE. Make sure to check the latest updates for our unique guides:

Nazare - Big Waves in Portugal Yellowstone National Park Wildlife in North America  Mont-Saint-Michel in France Whale…

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Hiking in Hong Kong
By Micha and Markus | 23 Dec 2018

Skyscrapers vs. Peaks

Hong Kong, the 7 Mio city with almost 60 Mio visitors per year, is not only known for its iconic skyline, and the largest number of skyscrapers in the world but as well for its protected nature around the city. We decided to have a look down to the enormous buildings from the surrounding peaks and observe more nature than traffic and busy people. Spending seven days right before Christmas to discover the surroundings of the megacity was our plan before we headed…

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Oahu - Turtles and Hikers Paradise
By Micha and Markus | 03 Jul 2018

The main title picture are the famous Haiku Stairs on Oahu Island. Follow the link to the Haiku Stairs for all insights about this once in a lifetime trail. 

We were so glad to see the sun again after we escaped the “VOG” on Big Island. Although the higher elevations on Oahu were covered in clouds, the sun was shining again, and we drove to our first stay on the north shore cross the island. Here it was almost impossible to get affordable accommodation. Camping in Hawaii is not “save…

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Hawai’i – Great Ocean Life and a lot of VOG (volcano fog)
By Micha and Markus | 02 Jul 2018

We had chosen Hawai’i, the Big Island to get close to the Kilauea volcano, hike in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, maybe see the lava flow touching the ocean, and discover the ocean life around Kona. But mid-April the unforeseen happened, many fissures from the Kilauea crater opened, and a massive lava flow poured into the ocean causing large laze plum. Later the Kilauea crater lake collapsed followed by several eruptions up to the magnitude of 6.4 and frequent eruptions including ash…

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Kauai – Kalalau Trail Destroyed, but it’s Still an Outstanding Hiking Destination
By Micha and Markus | 24 Jun 2018

We had planned our whole Hawaiian adventure around one outstanding backcountry trail; we wanted to hike the “Kalalau Trail”. The required permits were already requested last autumn, and we carried the right equipment for the trail around the world during the previous five months. As we arrived in Kauai we finally checked the national park page for updates and found the shocking message:

We learned that already mid-April devastating rain, flooding, and…

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We Didn't Find the Picturesque Fiji We Were Seeking For
By Micha and Markus | 02 Jun 2018

Our journey through Fiji’s Yasawa Islands started in a small village on Wayasewa Island. We liked to get an idea of the real life on an island and had chosen a homestay for this experience. But before we reached our destination, we traveled from Nadi, where we arrived from Vanuatu to Lautoka. Here we were told a boat would pick us up and we would travel 1.5 h to the island. We came a bit too early at the fisherman’s wharf and had some challenge to identify the boat. But Micha was able to…

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Active Volcanos, Roots of Bungee Jumping, and Destroyed Reefs
By Markus | 23 May 2018

Our journey in Vanuatu started on the largest island Efate. The other 83 islands of Vanuatu from which only 67 are inhabited stretched over a 12000 km² area in the south pacific. Port Villa, the central town on the island, looked for us as an ideal starting point. From here we planned to explore the island and visit other islands for either a day trip or a more extended stay. As we came here with almost 23KG luggage each, we had to decide what we could take with us because Air Vanuatu had a…

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