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Parks + Wilderness

Throughout the world, national parks and monuments, wilderness areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and wildlands of all kinds give travelers a point of entry into the natural history of a place and stories–whether geological, hydrological, or through the evolution of flora and fauna–that have been unfolding since the beginning of time.

Photo: Mel B.

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