The intensified loss of glaciers is directly related to climate change and the warming of our planet. The area around Glacier National Park has experienced a rise in temperature almost twice the normal average.
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Snow buries most of the roads in Yellowstone National Park in winter. But that doesn’t mean the park is closed. You can still experience the wonder of the winter landscape where bison walk single-file to cut through deep snow, and every geothermal emits copious steam.
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a far cry from its northern neighbor, Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Whereas Cape Hatteras NS is easily accessed by car and enjoys a lot visitors, Cape Lookout requires you to take a ferry and is far less developed.
The monument valley looks a little different here than it does out West, but seeing a sunset on the East Coast, whether from a spot along the National Mall or overlooking a river, can give you a great appreciation of why the District of Columbia is a special place to be
It was the spark that ignited my love affair for U.S. National Parks, and subsequently, all national parks. For years, Yellowstone seemed so far away. It was like a distant dream until I finally set my goal to see it in the summer of 2017.
Since so many of our own community have recently shown us exactly what NOT to do during this time, we wanted to compile a list of 10 Travel Tips that might be helpful if you are considering travel during what has become the current height of this pandemic.
We never imagined 2020 would play out the way it has, but aren’t we lucky to still be alive? Our dream is still very much alive, too. In the meantime, please call your parents or grandparents and plant seeds of hope. Imagine the day in the not-too-distant future when you can open the passenger seat, invite your family to join you, and head out to see the redwoods and prairies.
Oft-ignored, Capitol Reef National Park seems to be the underrated cousin, but it can compete with stunning scenery and experiences, especially when the golden hour casts a glow across rock formations.
Looking for dose of history with your powdery white sandy beaches? Then look no further than the Florida Unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola.
This planet is going to be a home to us much longer if we keep making changes to better care for it. Even though the U.S. has pulled back on climate change initiatives, we can still do things in our individual lives until we do, eventually, join the rest of the world.
Grand Canyon’s Phantom Ranch is One of the Most Unique Lodging Experiences in the National Park Service
Considering this lodging is 5,000 feet and a 10-mile trek below the south rim, it’s no easy journey, but once you arrive at this rustic oasis at the bottom of the largest canyon in the world, any aches and pains accumulated along the journey will seem well worth it.
This patchwork, ever growing, has been slow to recognize the rights of people who were neither white nor male. And despite the fact laws have been enacted to protect and endow greater rights to marginalized Americans, those rights have often not so easily been wrested from the hands of those in the majority.
Let’s get into the meat and potatoes of budget travel: your actual budget. Because it’s all fun and games until you get home from your magical time spent frolicking and forest bathing and soaking up that Vitamin D…aaaaaand then you look at your bank account.
For anyone who believes in the vision of Hello Ranger, you’ll find yourself right at home with the National Trails System. And while we may not have one of the famous “Triple Crown” trails, there are still thousands of miles of National Trails winding through the heartland.
I urge you to find hope in small, daily ways. Put something on your calendar this week that exists just for you. Get out the map and plan a national park hike or visit one of the hundreds of national park historic sites in the next month if possible. Hope weaves into our stress resiliency by lifting our spirits in hectic times. Do not wait for it to show up. Build it up in meaningful ways and support others’ hopes whenever possible.
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