Here’s a Question for You: Week 36

One of the things I most enjoy about traveling is talking about it. In this new weekly series, I’d like to pose some of the questions I’ve discussed with friends, family and fellow travelers over the years. I invite you to pull up your backpack, grab a handful of the local snack food and chime in with your comments and thoughts. Feel free to respond to others, but remember to play nice!

Here’s a Question for You:

What is the most impressive natural wonder in the world?

I’m going to have to stick stateside for this answer. Though I’ve seen some cool natural wonders on my travels, I’m pretty sure the most impressive one is hiding in one of the national parks in the United States. The question is, which one? I know a lot of people are incredibly fond of the Grand Canyon, and while I think it’s stunning, it probably doesn’t top my list. I was impressed by Cedar Breaks, but if I had to select the most incredible natural wonder, I’d have to choose my favorite of favorites, Zion National Park. I love the angular cliff lines, the way the light glints off the rocks and the winding journey into the slot canyons. Does it get any more impressive than this?

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JoAnna is a globe-trotting, idea-inventing, culture-collecting creativity connoisseur with big dreams and a desire to touch all seven continents. You can also find JoAnna at and at The 52 Letters Project.
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6 Responses

  1. Jill says:

    Though not in a national park, I have to go with Niagara Falls. For sheer power, able to be viewed up close & personal, nothing beats it. (Note, however, I’m not considering anything I haven’t seen personally, which leaves out a lot of the international possibilities) I also consider the continued existence of the manatee to be nothing short of miraculous — thanks to the conservation efforts of some very dedicated groups.

  2. leland says:

    oh„,u make this really tough.…..i am impressed with zion.…but what about the sequoia trees????.…and arches national park????.….one of the greatest natural wonder of the past had to be the migration of the buffalo or the passenger pigeons.…maybe the caribou in alaska now???.…i guess that it would be difficult for me to pick out just one.…we truly are blessed with natural wonders in this country.…

  3. The Northern Lights, seen from above the arctic circle. We tend to think of natural wonders in terms of a permanent structure of formation, but this beautiful (although transitory) show is mother nature at her finest.

  4. JoAnna says:

    Good call on the manatees. It’s easy to forget that animals are certainly natural wonders too.

  5. JoAnna says:

    There are so many of them. You’re right, we are lucky.

  6. JoAnna says:

    Great addition, Mary Jo. Word has it I have seen the Northern Lights before, but I don’t recall it at all. I’d definitely like to see them again.

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