Charlotte Long

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Cast-Iron Charred Corn

A touch of continental refinement to a farmhouse staple<p>A love for all things French inspired Otawka, then a college student, to take her first restaurant job. From that little creperie in Berkeley, California, she went on to assume high-profile positions at such leading Georgia restaurants as Five …

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

This lemon Dijon zinger is a dressing for all seasons<p>Despite its name, Chris Hastings’s go-to dressing is not actually a vinaigrette in the strictest sense. Its pucker relies on lemon juice emulsified with Dijon mustard and olive oil; shallots and fresh herbs add earthiness and depth. But don’t …

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup

A seasonal recipe from Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina.<p>The name of Howard’s restaurant refers to the field-fresh ingredients dominating the kitchen. But it could just as easily nod to Howard herself, who grew up on a farm in nearby Deep Run. In this sweet-and-salty …

The World’s Tiniest Bird Dog

How a tiny pooch turned out to be one bighearted bird dog<p>The World’s Tiniest Bird Dog arrived December 1974, in the wriggling toe of a Christmas stocking. Dad laid the glittering red-felt pouch beside the hearth, and out tumbled a fur ball the color of a Hershey’s Kiss and only slightly bigger. …

9 Reasons You Must Visit Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park comprises over 631 square miles of mountainous peaks, old-growth forests, and breathtaking meadows. It's also home to five of the 10 largest trees on the planet!<p>The Giant Forest connects Sequoia to Kings Canyon National Park via the Generals Highway. But, the vast majority of …

These Colorful, Dramatic Cliffs Are a Half Million Years Old

<b>Location: South Dakota<br>Established: November 10, 1978<br>Size: 244,300 acres</b><p>They call it The Wall. It extends for a hundred miles through the dry plains of South Dakota—a huge natural barrier ridging the landscape, sculptured into fantastic pinnacles and tortuous gullies by the forces of water. Those …

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The Pursuit of Happiness: Sequoia Style

<b>“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut</b><p>I arrived in Sequoia National Park on a personal quest.<p>I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. As the …

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

<b>Location: Ohio<br>Established: October 11, 2000<br>Size: 33,000 acres</b><p>If there is one word that typifies Cuyahoga Valley, it might well be "surprise." To begin, many people are surprised by the simple fact that a national park exists in northeastern Ohio, between the sprawling cities of Cleveland and Akron. …

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Death Valley National Park

<b>Location: California & Nevada<br>Established: October 31, 1994<br>Size: About 3.4 million acres</b><p>The largest national park south of Alaska, Death Valley is known for extremes: It is North America's driest and hottest spot (with fewer than two inches/five centimeters of rainfall annually and a record high of …

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The Grand Canyon: Millions of Years in the Making

<b>Location: Arizona<br>Established: February 26, 1919<br>Size: 1,217,403 acres</b><p>The road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide …

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

<b>Location: Texas<br>Established: September 30, 1972<br>Size: 86,416 acres</b><p>In West Texas, only about 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad Caverns, lies a gem of a park that few people outside the state have ever heard of, let alone visited. Guadalupe Mountains National Park contains the southernmost, highest part …

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Enjoy the Healing Waters of This Small National Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas, is in fact home to natural hot springs, which flow from the mountain down to the historic spa town.<p><b>Location:</b> Arkansas<b><br>Established:</b> March 4, 1921<b><br>Size:</b> 5,550 acres<p>Most national parks cover hundreds of thousands of acres, are far from city streets, and keep natural resources away …

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Two Striking Deserts Meet In This Popular Park

Arid low desert and vegetated high desert meet in Joshua Tree National Park, offering visitors stunning vistas and rewarding hikes.<p><b>Location:</b> California<b><br>Established:</b> October 31, 1994<b><br>Size:</b> 794,000 acres<p>Two desert systems, the Mojave and the Colorado, abut within Joshua Tree, dividing California's …

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Hike a Volcanic Landscape at This National Park

Though its last eruption was a century ago, California's Lassen Peak is the centerpiece of a volcanic panorama.<p><b>Location:</b> California<b><br>Established:</b> August 9, 1916<b><br>Size:</b> 106,372 acres<p>On June 14, 1914, three men climbed Lassen Peak to see why a seemingly dormant volcano had started rumbling 16 days …

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See the Enchanting, Ancient Forest in the Middle of a Desert

Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park is a can't-miss destination for those looking for otherworldly landscapes.<p><b>Location:</b> Arizona<b><br>Established:</b> December 9, 1962<b><br>Size:</b> 135,000 acres<p>A sun-swept corner of the Painted Desert draws more than 600,000 visitors each year. While most come to see one of the …

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Redwood National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: October 2, 1968<br>Size: 131,983 acres, including 3 state parks</b><p>Sometimes, when the morning fog caresses the great trees, you can imagine the past flowing through the long, misty shadows … Vast redwood forests flourishing across a lush and humid North America … After the …

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Big Trees and Big Canyons Amaze in This Wild National Park

In addition to sequoias and gorges, California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks also contain the point furthest from a road in the lower 48.<p><b>Location: California<br>Sequoia: Established September 25, 1890<br>Kings Canyon: Established March 4, 1940<br>Size: 865,964 acres</b><p>Bigness—big trees and big …

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Shenandoah National Park

<b>Location: Virginia<br>Established: December 26, 1935<br>Size: 197,411 acres</b><p>Skyline Drive, which runs for 105 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge mountains, is flanked by a rumpled panorama of forests and mountains. To many who travel the drive, the highway itself is a park, complete with numerous deer …

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Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

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Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

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