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Travel Tip: One New Website Can Help You Plan Your Summer Vacation
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Travel Tip: One New Website Can Help You Plan Your Summer Vacation

Looking for a great vacation idea? Believe it or not, the U.S. government might have the answer. Twelve federal agencies, ranging from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of… Read More…

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The Importance of America’s National Parks & Open Spaces

On January 3, the 115th Congress met for their first session and voted on changes to the rules for the House of Representatives. Among those rules is a section on… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Summer / National Parks

Travel Tip: More Americans are Going Camping This Summer

What’s one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry? The answer might surprise you. It’s camping! According to a survey conducted by Kampgrounds of America, about 28 percent… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks

As we celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, it’s estimated that a record number of visitors will travel to one or more national parks this summer. The numbers… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Summer / National Parks / USA

Travel Tip: Where You Can Go Stargazing at National Parks This Summer

This summer may be the perfect time for stargazing. Let’s just say—seriously—that the planets have aligned. But it’s not what’s in the sky, it’s where you are on the ground… Read More…

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2016
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Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2016

If you’re looking for the hot new spots for the new year, Peter Greenberg has compiled his hot destinations for 2016: they are accessible; thanks to a strengthening U.S. Dollar,… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Important Sites to Visit as Part of Conscience Travel

For those of you who are history buffs and like to travel, welcome to the brave new world of conscience travel: traveling to sites that once had a painful past…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Nature Centers in National Parks
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Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Nature Centers in National Parks

Your national park trip should focus on connecting with nature. But some places are making it easier with park-run nature centers. Glacier National Park in Montana just opened its new Apgar… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Safety in National Parks
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Safety in National Parks

It’s high season for most national parks, which means it’s time for a refresher course in safety. National parks aren’t theme parks—they’re protected wilderness—and following basic safety rules is essential…. Read More…

Travel Tip: National Parks You Can Visit This Spring
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Travel Tip: National Parks You Can Visit This Spring

It’s officially spring and for some people, it’s time to start thinking about a national park visit. Here’s what’s happening this season. Yellowstone National Park has closed the roads to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Be a Park Ranger For a Day
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Travel Tip: Where You Can Be a Park Ranger For a Day

You’ve heard of bring your kid to work day. When you’re traveling, you can keep that education going by having them join a ranger for the day. Coming up on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Explore Underground Caves
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Travel Tip: How You Can Explore Underground Caves

So much of our travel is on the road or in the air…but what if there was a really cool experience underground? There is a world of exploration in underground… Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting National Parks in the Off Season
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Travel Tip: Visiting National Parks in the Off Season

People traditionally associate national park travel with summer. But, the off season months are when some national parks really come alive, and that’s when smart travelers get going. Yellowstone isn’t… Read More…

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
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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…