The U.S. government gets a lot wrong, but one thing it nailed more than a century ago was the founding of the National Park Service. Most NPS sites are already quite affordable. On select dates this year, however, visitors can experience every NPS site completely free of charge.
From unexpected day closures to budget cuts, these are trying times for the U.S. National Park Service. There was some good news last year, however, with the official designation of two new national parks. The most recent addition, announced just last month, was White Sands National Monument.
In our urbanized lives, nature writing fills a much-needed void, letting us experience cathartic wonder, educating us on our human history, and inspiring us with a healthy respect, not to mention a sense of responsibility, for our natural environment.
Few life experiences are as beautiful, humbling, calming, eerie, and awe-inspiring as standing in the middle of a desert. One renowned U.S. resort is looking to capture that feeling -- plus a healthy dose of high-end luxury amenities to boot -- with an exclusive, all-new desert camp.
When visiting Hawaii, it's a must to check out one of the two national parks located on the islands. With volcanoes and spectacular views, they give you a true look at just how beautiful Hawaii can be.
As one of the most popular national parks in the United States, Grand Canyon National Park hardly needs any new accolades. However, the iconic park was just awarded official Dark Sky Park status, cementing it as one of the world's best destinations for stargazing.
Light pollution makes it harder now than ever to see the night sky as our ancestors did. Thankfully, the International Dark-Sky Association is working to combat the problem. This month, Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park became the latest to receive an official Dark Sky Park designation.
If you’re planning a National Park escape -- whether for hiking, kayaking, or stargazing -- you want to be prepared. The Chimani app puts every U.S. National Park site in your pocket or, more specifically, on your smartphone.
National Parks Week is a time to celebrate the natural wonders and history within the United States. However, if we’re stuck working, we can’t just drop everything and jet around the country — but with Google Earth, you can.
Drinking for a good cause is always a good thing. Introducing the Pints for Parks program: Colorado's Breckenridge Brewery is giving proceeds of every beer sold across the country this summer to U.S. National Parks.
REI Co-Op just released the Flash 18 National Parks Series, a new line daypacks with limited edition prints based on actual National Parks Services maps such as the Grand Canyon to the Great Smoky Mountains.