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With miles of sandy beaches, clear inland lakes, lush forests and bluffs that tower 450 feet above Lake Michigan, #SleepingBearDunes National Lakeshore in #Michigan offers recreation and refreshment amid fantastic scenery. Hiking, canoeing and wildlife watching are some of the many ways to explore the park’s 65 miles of #LakeMichigan shoreline. #Sunset photo by Julian Bunker ( #FindYourPark #usinterior #puremichigan

An optimist is the most radical thing you can be. - Not that being a radical is easy, mind you. I'm as crooked and confused as any desert backroad. - But still, I see the pretty layer of clouds ahead and harbor hope in the solitary alcoves of my soul. I'm radically convinced everything will be all right. #orangeisoptimism

Light the Way

<b>We purchased a new motorhome that did not come with illuminated on/off control switches.</b> When entering the RV in the dark we could not see the …

San Bernardino County

Old People Are Happier Than People In Their 20s

A surprising study suggests that the older you are, the happier<p>Despite of the physical ravages of age, older people are actually happier than younger adults.<p>So finds a new study, published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Psychiatry</i>, in which researchers analyzed data collected from a random sample of …


9 things that used to be allowed in Yellowstone National Park that would never happen today

Photo: Yellowstone National Park<p>If you visited Yellowstone in the 1920s, the welcome brochure handed to you at the entrance gate would have a picture …

National Parks

Visit This Ghost Town on a Southwestern Utah Road Trip

Smack dab between Zion National Park and Red Cliffs National Conservation Area lies a small, abandoned town that was <i>the</i> place to be, be seen, and get …

Road Trips

West of Key West, an Under-the-Radar National Park

As the seaplane soared more than 1,000 feet in the air, I scoured the crystalline waters below, hoping for a glimpse of dolphin squadrons, manatees, perhaps sharks. They might be visible even at this altitude, I’d been told. I saw none. Yet among several seemingly motionless sailboats, a shadowy …

Key West

Where to stay in the 10 most popular US national parks

Great Smoky Mountains<b>,</b> North Carolina<p>On the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, this is the most visited park in the country, attracting more than 10 million visitors in 2015. Rough it for free in one of the 12 primitive Appalachian Trail backpacker shelters or relax in an Almost Heaven …

Adventure Travel

"for the benefit and enjoyment of the people" #findyourpark #mygrandteton #NPS100 Video/ @ryanjonsheets

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! America's National Parks!! 🎶🇺🇸 💞🎂🎉🎆🎉🎇100 years #nationalparkservice #nationalparks #birthday #celebration #findyourpark #oldfaithful #goparks #americasbestidea #59nationalparks #americasfirstnationalpark #yellowstone #100years #century #the59parks #nps100 #happybirthdaynationalparks

Wow! Some video from the Berry Fire, which has cut off access to Yellowstone's south entrance. Via @grandtetonnps: ・・・ Video of the Berry Fire Monday evening. Fire near Hwy 89/287/191 closed of the road. The road is still closed.

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Today President Obama designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- our nation’s newest national monument and the 413th site in the national park system. #Katahdin Woods and Waters #NationalMonument will permanently protect north-central #Maine’s awe-inspiring #mountains, #forests and #waters for current and future generations. The approximately 87,500 acres that make up the new national monument is rich in biodiversity and known for its outstanding opportunities to hike, canoe, hunt, fish, snowmobile, snowshoe and cross-country ski. What a great way to kick off the National Park Service’s next 100 years of conservation! Photo courtesy of Bill Duffy. #usinterior #findyourpark

5 Star Reviews – May 2016

One hundred sixty two campgrounds received 5 star reviews in May. Check out the highlights below:<p>Round Lake State Park – Sagle, ID<p>We stayed there in …


Where Hotel Guests Have Their Pick of Tiny Houses

Would you spend your vacation days in 175 square feet?<p>Portland, Oregon may be ground zero for the tiny house revolution (as proven by this <i>Portlandia</i> sketch), but the trend is climbing straight up Mount Hood.<p>A new collection of cozy vacation rentals has opened on the mountain, which is about an hour …


10 Questions for the Hellwigs on Their New Lance Rig

Share Email Comments<p>After hearing that Mark and Rosemary Hellwig bought a brand new Lance 1062, we asked them 10 questions about their new Lance rig …


Early morning views from Yellow Mounds Overlook. #findyourpark #americasbestidea #NPS100 #badlandsnps

The political crusades targeting national parks for drilling and exploitation

“It’s easy to feel besieged here,” said Wendy Ross, superintendent of the Theodore Roosevelt national park. Ross’s park, named after the “conservationist president” who helped to keep America’s natural treasures unspoiled, is surrounded by oil and gas drilling that has transformed the landscape.<p>The …


Visit Every Single National Park? This Man’s About to Do It

Mel Gilbert, an attorney from Buffalo, New York, only has three more stops left to hit his goal of visiting all 412 of the United State’s national parks by the end of this month.<p>Gilbert will be visiting the Stonewall National Monument in New York City and the World War I Memorial in Washington, …

Central America Travel

Snow in Montana... A freeze in Wyoming

The cold front that will move through our area Saturday night has already brought colder air to the northern Rockies.


Snake River Overlook is one of the most photographed spots in #Wyoming’s #GrandTeton National Park, and we can definitely see why. At #sunrise, the day’s first light baths the Teton Range in brilliant reds, oranges and pinks. Photographer Nikhil Nachappa took this shot at the beginning of July after driving through the night to see sunrise in @grandtetonnps. “This light on the peak only lasted a couple of moments. After that, the valley was full of light and the mountains were grey.” Photo courtesy of Nikhil Nachappa. #findyourpark #usinterior

Have a hard time rolling out of bed in the morning? This spectacular sunrise from Newfound Gap overlook could be your reward for getting up and at 'em in the park! Photo credit: Joshua Moore. #MotivationMonday

Stretching from the Rio Grande to the Chisos Mountains, #BigBend #NationalPark in #Texas includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains and an ever-changing river. At @bigbendnps, explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States where scenic vistas, historic sites and border culture can be found. Remember all national parks are waiving entrance fees August 25

I went camping in the trunk of a $145,000 Tesla

As the sun set beyond the long-needle pines and emerald waters of Lake Tahoe, I looked across the campfire and laughed out loud. I was about to go “camping” in the back of a $145,000 electric car because, well, it's become a thing.<p>Tesla “Camper Mode,” as it’s often called, may not be sanctioned by …


These Wild West Novels Inspired Hitler

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast<p>The adventure stories of Karl May set in the American Southwest have charmed millions of Germans, but especially Hitler, who patterned Nazi policies on their plots.<p>The aura of Indian names—Massachusetts, Monangahela, Arapahoe County, Mississippi, …

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Exploring Quebec City in Summer

There is so much world to explore that I seldom return to the same place more than once. Except for Québec City in Canada. I’ve visited Québec …

16 national parks to visit in Texas

Texas treasures<p><b>The National Park Service turns 100 this year.</b><b><br>From Big Bend to South Padre, here are 16 sites</b><b><br>to visit in the Lone Star State.</b><p><b>By Pam</b> …

Adventure Travel

Hiking in the Grand Canyon: The best trails you need to do

If you’re traveling to Arizona, then you should definitely visit one of its main attractions; the world famous Grand Canyon. Hiking in the Grand …


The Dogs Trained to Help Diabetes Patients

Dogs are the greatest. Besides being our best friends, they also have cool jobs in fields like law enforcement and environmental conservation. But …


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