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It might be spring, but we can’t wait to enjoy the breathtaking sunsets at #Yosemite National Park’s #TuolumneMeadows. Here at one of the largest high-elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevada, visitors can see the Tuolumne River meandering quietly through its meadow channel against a backdrop of rugged mountain peaks and glacially carved domes. The area @yosemitenps is currently closed to cars for snow and reopens in the summer. Photo by #NationalPark Service. #findyourpark #usinterior

Bears Ears is a national monument now. But it will take a fight to save it.

As he prepared to travel west, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke got a letter from a coalition of tribes in Utah on Friday. The group had filled the seats on a commission to manage the new Bears Ears National Monument, the letter said, and Zinke was invited to discuss its future.<p>But the …

National Parks

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break

Your brain needs food too.<p>Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. Much as I did with my never-ending list of friend-recommended TV shows, I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with …

Podcasting

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

Solar Power

This Brilliant Solar Panel System Might Put a Huge Kink in President Trump's Coal Plans

Inspired by nature, this solar panel setup uses smart technology and a gorgeous design to bring homes and businesses greater efficiency.<p>Under the ink of President Donald Trump's America First Energy Plan, the fate of the solar industry is suffering a shoulder shrug period of uncertainty. But that …

Renewable Energy

Real Riders Tell Us Their Top Travel Essentials

Everyone has their travel routine. Especially our frequent travelers (we’re looking at you Amtrak Guest Reward members). But when you’re packing for …

Find out if solar panels will help you with Google's heat map

Google has rolled out its Project Sunroof tool nationwide. Plug in your address to see if your roof gets enough sunlight to go solar.<p>Google can tell you if your house gets enough sunlight for you to go solar. Google launched Project Sunroof two years ago but it covered only San Francisco, Fresno …

Google

A new kind of doctor's office that charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance could lead to much cheaper prescriptions

For one of Dr. John Burrell's new patients, a six-month supply of a drug fell from $120 to $20.<p>That's because Burrell, who runs a primary-care office in Columbia, South Carolina, manages to charge his patients wholesale prices.<p>Burrell runs a direct primary-care practice. Instead of accepting …

Health Care

Trump's Budget Cutting Will Face Three Early Tests With These Transportation Spending Programs

Yes, it’s the Lord that giveth and the Lord that taketh away, but with his “blueprint” for a 2018 federal budget unveiled last week, President Donald Trump is trying to show that the U.S. government, which has the “giveth” part down cold, now can learn how to do the taketh away part, too.<p>Two …

Government

Plan to renovate Pullman’s historic 1880 factory building is moving forward

The NPS has issued a pair of requests for qualifications for Chicago’s Pullman National Monument<p>After asking the public to weigh-in on possible scenarios to preserve and adapt the historic Pullman Factory building, the National Park Service and partner Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives have begun …

National Parks

Chile is getting ten million acres of stunning new national parkland

Chile’s national parkland area is set to expand by ten million acres in the near future.<p>This new agreement will create three new national parks, expand three existing ones and turn some smaller forestry areas into bigger parks. As well as protecting the environment and Chile’s biodiversity, they …

National Parks

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‘We’ll meet again,’ Vera Lynn promised wartime Britain. At 100, she’s still keeping her word.

It was the 50th anniversary of the allied victory in Europe, V-E Day, and the old ones gathered in London’s Hyde Park to remember, many of them in “wheelchairs or leaning on canes,” as The Washington Post wrote that day, “or on the arms of their comrades, friends or relatives. Others paraded in …

Military History

Connecting the 367-mile 'unfinished gem' of the Oregon Coast

Connie Soper, front, and Lucy and Dan Hilburn are advocates for connecting the Oregon Coast Trail. (Zach Urness/ tatesman Journal)<p>Connie Soper, …

SP Campground Review – John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo, FL

A tight, but superbly-located state park on Key Largo at the very northern end of the Florida Keys, FL.<p>Link to campground here: John Pennekamp Coral …

RVs

Free admission to National Park Service sites in April

Most of the country's national park sites don't charge visitors an entrance fee, but those that do will be waiving that cost for the weekends that bookend National Park Week, April 15-23.<p>The freebies — an annual tradition — are good April 15-16 and 22-23 this year. Other free dates later in 2017 …

National Parks

Happy first day of #Spring! Let’s welcome the season with a blanket of wildflowers at Carrizo Plain National Monument in #California. Only a few hours from Los Angeles, #CarrizoPlain offers visitors a chance to be alone with nature. Prominent features of the monument include the white alkali flats of Soda Lake, vast open grasslands and a broad plain rimmed by mountains. When conditions are right, numerous #wildflowers can carpet the valley floor, creating a beautiful, but temporary landscape of color. Photo by Curtis Kautzer (www.sharetheexperience.org). @mypubliclands #usinterior

Some Oregon Coast Beaches Under Restrictions to Protect Threatened Plover

Some Oregon Coast Beaches Under Restrictions to Protect Threatened Plover<p>Published 03/19/2017 at 7:13 PM PDT - Updated 03/19/2017 at 7:14 PM PDT<br>By …

The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!

<b>Do it:</b> At Mâche (<i>restaurantmache.com</i>) in the Latin Quarter or Le Fripon (<i>restaurantlefripon.com</i>) on Place Jacques Cartier; see also</i> …

Canada

The slide on the #historiccolumbiariverhighwaystatetrail that we warned you about last week has been cleared! We're still working on the rest of the trail, but it's getting there. #OPRD #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #idratherbeoutside

The best electric toothbrush

<i>By Casey Johnston</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>To find the best …

Shopping

This is The Most Beautiful Waterfall in America You've Never Heard of

The Grand Canyon is one of Southwest America's greatest icons and natural wonders. Welcoming over 4.5 million visitors a year, it's surprising how …

Vlog #9: The T@B 400 and other Tiny Trailers

What happens when you don't use a toilet seat cover?

There's a certain comfort in the toilet seat cover, the tissue-thin layer of grace between your bare behind and a piece of cold, dirty plastic. But what happens if you forgo the cover, boldly plopping down on a surface crawling with who knows what?<p>Probably nothing, according to public health …

Toilets

Who is looking forward to views like these? #SpringIsComing Thanks @laurenhursttt for tagging us on this one.

Owner of retro-cool Texas RV museum wants people to 'remember the road' | Texas Travel

When it comes to camping, we Americans like to get away from it all by taking as much of it as we can with us. To that end, inventors created …

Texas

The Absolute Minimum Clothes You Need for a Life of Adventure

My drawer in Artemis the Airstream measures seven inches by 15 by 20. You could probably fit three or four cantaloupes inside it, provided they were small ones. When we hit the road full time, this was my new wardrobe. It was about the size of one shelf in our walk-in closet at home. Decisions had …

Clothing

15 Things To Know Before Taking The Train Across Canada

If taking the train across Canada isn’t on your bucket list, it totally should be! Seeing the entire country, from Halifax to Vancouver, by train is …

Trains

Trump proposes dramatic cuts to Amtrak operations and capital project grants

USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of …

Amtrak

Six days, six national parks: Four college kids cram into an old car for a whirlwind photography road trip

The whole idea started when two of my friends, Kiefer and Phil, were playing with Google Maps to see how far one could drive in six days. Fast …

National Parks