Nine great places off the beaten path for star gazing

Aloha – Tired of the same old vacations?  How about a trip focused on some of the best views of the night sky in the world.  This might be a worthwhile bucket list of destinations.  For most of my readers at least one of these destinations is within reasonable access :o)  I discovered a great story on this:  “Dazzling Stargazing Destinations worth going off the grid for”

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/destinations-perfect-for-stargazing-c1429817757136/photo-tenerife-on-the-canary-islands-photo-1429817741678.html

If you’d just like the short list:

  • Tenerife on the Canary islands
  • Atacama Desert in Chile
  • NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia
  • Aoraki Madckenzie International Dark Sky Reserve in New Zealand
  • Mauna Kea in Hawaii (made it close to this one, but the fog was so bad that day I could barely see the road)
  • Nova Scotia, Canada (maybe this fall)
  • Jasper National Park in Canada (Okay, I’ve been to Jasper but only during the daytime… going to have to return)
  • Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania
  • Galloway Forest Park in Scotland

The areas on the list that I’ve been to, are a delight even without star gazing.  I have no problems planning a trip back to them.

Doc

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