This January I visited Yosemite for the first time, and it just so happened that my stay coincided with the worst snowstorm in recent years. I wanted to see snow in Yosemite, and I certainly got it. With the cold spell expected to last for a while, here's how to get the best out of Yosemite during winter.
Last year, more than 4m visitors flocked to Yosemite national park in California to gape at the dramatic mountains, hike through the vast meadows and soak up the stunning scenery. There's nothing worse, however, than trying to bask in nature's glory while being jostled by a coach load of snap-happy selfie enthusiasts.
If asked to name National Parks in the USA which attract most visitors, I bet most people would opt for the Grand Canyon, with maybe Yellowstone or Yosemite next. Here are the ten most visited National Parks, with the latest 2012 visitor figures as provided by the National Parks Service. Each park also has a suggestion as to how you might visit it from the UK.
There's something really special about going on a road trip, isn't there?It screams adventure, camaraderie, great tunes, cosiness and freedom - and if you're doing it abroad; then probably sunshine, having the windows down and the open road in front of you... some would say, it makes the best kind of holiday.