22 Essential Places to Take a Selfie Before You Die

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If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Probably. If you climb the top of Mount Everest, but never took a selfie, did it really happen? Questionable.

As a jet setter, it’s your unwritten duty to document your travels and share your incredible experiences with friends and followers. And here are the absolute best places on earth to do it.

Exploring Bryce Canyon National Park’s distinctive hoodoo formations

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One of the best things about Southern Nevada is that it’s surrounded by abundant natural beauty, with sweeping landscapes and majestic vistas accessible within a four- or five-hour drive in any direction.

Great Basin National Park is Nevada’s only officially designated national park, but Southern Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park — a 262-mile drive — is actually closer to Las Vegas.

Kodachrome Basin’s colorful spires; a hidden gem

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Its tourism moniker is “Color Country,” but the locals call it “God’s country,” the scenic area of Utah that encompasses Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It is a fantastical fairyland of colorful arches and hoodoos worthy of both descriptions.

BRYCE CANYON FLY-IN

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Private pilots, many in classic aircraft, will be flocking into Bryce Airport this weekend, Aug, 26-27, for the annual fly-in and car show.
The remote airstrip is tucked into the spectacular scenery of Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 20 miles west of Panguich in Garfield County.
Spectators can book scenic flights and tour the aircraft and car show, beginning at 10 a.m.

Ten great places to visit as the United States’ Nation Park Service celebrates its centenary

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Herald Travel were guests of US Ambassador Mark Gilbert and Brand USA last week for a special IMAX screening of America Wild: National Parks Adventure, a film created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ National Park Service.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford and featuring some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the continent, it left us steadily adding to our bucket list of must-see US sites.

Rugged, remote, otherworldly Utah

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Sure, you can go on a week’s safari in Africa or spend seven days cycling in New Zealand, but one of the world’s most spectacular spots is closer than you think.

Frequently and unfairly overlooked, Utah is a “state of mind … sculpted by wind, water and time,” its tourism slogans tout.
That apt description only hints at the natural force and geological artistry shaping southern Utah’s jaw-dropping national park landscapes.

Bryce Canyon skies dazzle at 16th annual Astronomy Festival

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Bryce Canyon National Park held its annual Astronomy Festival Wednesday through Saturday and the resulting photos are breathtaking.

The festival featured nightly telescope viewings as well as presentations from renowned astronomers, Bryce Canyon National Park officials said. During the telescope viewings, “dark rangers” were available to interpret the sky for visitors.

Governor praises Ruby’s Inn for vision, hospitality

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Although the locals know the rich history of the Syrett family and their dedication to tourism in Garfield County, Gov. Gary Herbert issued a proclamation on Memorial Day in honor of the couple who provided a huge boost to tourism in the area 100 years ago.

Astronomy Festival Kicks Off in Utah, Far From City Lights

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The 16th annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival kicks off this week in southern Utah, and Space.com will be in attendance.

Yes, we’re getting out this summer — taking advantage of the warm weather and heading to a location so far from city lights that the night sky can radiate in all its glory.