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7 Ways to Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Family/Kids Travel / Museums / National Parks / USA

7 Ways to Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11

July 20 will mark 45 years since Neil Amstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the surface of the moon in 1969. Since the dawn of the space race, traveling beyond the Earth’s atmosphere… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Be A Park Ranger
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Travel Tip: How To Be A Park Ranger

Admit it, you’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a park ranger. There’s just something about working outdoors: all that fresh air, helping the planet, etc. Okay,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Birdwatching Trails in America
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Travel Tip: Birdwatching Trails in America

At least 30 states have birdwatching trails, and you don’t necessarily have to be a birdwatching enthusiast to get something out of it. Today, birding is ranked 15 on a… Read More…

Travel Tip: National Park Photography Workshops
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Travel Tip: National Park Photography Workshops

Taking a great nature photo isn’t just about pointing and shooting…or as the pros say, spraying and praying. But there are ways to get real, hands-on experience while you’re in some… Read More…

Travel Tip: Visit National Parks in Winter
National Parks / Travel Tips / Winter Sports

Travel Tip: Visit National Parks in Winter

When someone says off-season travel, it might sound…well, a little depressing, right? But in many of our national parks, winter is actually the time you WANT to travel. And now… Read More…

State Parks You Can Still Visit During the Government Shutdown
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State Parks You Can Still Visit During the Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown has closed all of our national parks. It’s estimated that the parks are currently losing out on 715,000 visitors and $450,000 a day in  revenue. But… Read More…

10 Ways You Can Help On National Public Lands Day
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10 Ways You Can Help On National Public Lands Day

This National Public Lands Day, national parks across the country are hosting projects to rejuvenate public parks and forests. Get out and help!

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites
Cultural Immersion / Midwest / National Parks / South / Travel Tips / USA / West

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites

When someone refers to sacred Native American sites, you might think only of burial grounds or closed-off archeological areas. But the fact is, there are a number of important sites… Read More…

Travel Tip: Lesser-Known American Parks
National Parks / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Lesser-Known American Parks

Every year, people ask me the best times to go visit Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. But let’s not overlook other great parks our nation has to offer. When someone… Read More…

Family Travel: Exploring the Redwoods & Yosemite
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks

Family Travel: Exploring the Redwoods & Yosemite

Margot Black and her family decided to hit the road for a mini summer vacation, traveling from Los Angeles to the Sierra National Forest and Yosemite. At The Redwoods, they… Read More…

Travel Tip: Healthier National Park Food
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Travel Tip: Healthier National Park Food

You probably don’t associate healthy food with the outdoors. More like hot dogs and marshmallows, right? But head to a national park this summer and you may find some surprising… Read More…