These 10 places should be on every traveller’s bucket list.
Truly great places transcend personal tastes. Eyes widen, jaws drop and the awesome spectacles simply overwhelm. Some are the work of Mother Nature. Others represent human civilization's finest achievements. Then there are those that bring man-made and natural forces together in glorious harmony. And please don't fret if any of your personal dream destinations have been left off this list — just slot them in somewhere and set aside a little more travel time.
Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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