Rob Byers is senior local news editor for the Louisville Courier Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network. I scanned the face of the barren mountain for movement, my gaze trailing across its many
Zion National Park is having a moment. In 1919, the year it was created, just 1,814 stalwart souls visited the chiseled sandstone cliffs along a 15-mile-long canyon in remote southern Utah. The park was
A trip to a national park can make for a great fall vacation. In fact, it makes for a great vacation any time of the year. Of course, if you plan on going to some of the most popular national parks in
Paul McCartney rehearsing with his band Wings before their British Tour, 7th April 1973. (Getty/Jack Kay/Daily Express/Hulton Archive) There’s an old joke about a wide-eyed teenager stumbling onto a Beatles
The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album was hailed in some quarters as a groundbreaking milestone in popular music on its release in June 1967. Others scoffed at it as an overly ambitious
A telephone rings in a corner of Giles Martin’s private mixing room at Abbey Road Studios, catching the latter-day producer of Beatles recordings by surprise. “That never rings,” he says, reaching over
Trek through the rainforest, along the shoreline, and atop towering peaks. Western Washington State gets a lot of flack for "bad" weather, but the rain forests of Olympic National Park make it all worthwhile.