When was the last time a place moved you? Not emotionally, but physically? If you haven’t had the pleasure, it’s an experience worth chasing. Because while you can stay in lovely hotels, nothing compares to being rocked by Mother Nature.

Like standing in Yellowstone National Park, and feeling the ground rumble as Old Faithful – the world famous geyser – gets ready to blow a column of boiling water 60 meters into the air. Water that’s risen from deep within the geothermal guts of the planet, superheated by a core of molten lava, getting blasted out of a rocky outcrop, all with a gorgeous forest as the backdrop.

Sure, there’s some competition when it comes to national parks, and which one is the most impressive – places like Iguazu, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, Etosha in Namibia, Banff in Canada, and even Kakadu in Australia are all up there. But Yellowstone in Wyoming, USA, is the original and arguably still the best.

Established in 1872, Yellowstone wasn’t just the first national park in America, but anywhere in the world.

Established in 1872, Yellowstone wasn’t just the first national park in America, but anywhere in the world.

An impressive chunk of wilderness that covers almost 9,000km2, it’s got dramatic canyons, alpine rivers and lush forests, along with hundreds of animal species, which is why over four million people make the pilgrimage to Wyoming every year. And they come, not just for the natural beauty above ground, but also for what lies beneath.

Nearly impossible to find elsewhere, over 1200 geysers have erupted throughout Yellowstone’s modern history, and around 500 go off every year.

From the world’s largest, nicknamed Steamboat, to Old Faithful, which performs approximately every 91 minutes, the park holds two-thirds of earth’s geysers.

That’s an impressive number and Yellowstone is just one highlight from the TripADeal 18-day tour of the USA and Canada.

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