Karen

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Hiking Zion National Park

I have a confession to make. The American Southwest wasn’t on my adventure radar until my friend Reed persuaded me to join him on a road trip through Utah Canyon Country.<p>Driving into Zion National Park at sunset was a shot in the arm for my wanderlust. I was ready to explore the big red …

Zion National Park

Visit the dramatic red-and-white cliffs of one of Utah's most beautiful parks.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> November 19, 1919<b><br>Size:</b> 148,733 acres<p>Rising in Utah's high plateau country, the Virgin River carves its way to the desert below through a gorge so deep and narrow that sunlight rarely penetrates …

Venture Deep Underground in This Breathtaking National Park

With over 400 miles of explored caverns and passages, Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park has plenty to offer the adventurous visitor.<p><b>Location:</b> Kentucky<b><br>Established:</b> July 1, 1941<b><br>Size:</b> 52,830 acres<p>Under a swath of Kentucky hills and hollows is a limestone labyrinth that became the heartland of a …

Look Up to the Stunning Rugged Peaks of This National Park

<b>Location: Wyoming<br>Established: February 26, 1929<br>Size: 309,994 acres</b><p>The peaks of the Teton Range, regal and imposing as they stand nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor, make one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies. Unencumbered by foothills, they rise through steep coniferous forest …

Some of the World's Oldest Trees Live in This Park

<b>Location: Nevada<br>Established: October 27, 1986<br>Size: 77,180 acres</b><p>An Ice Age landscape of glacier-carved peaks rises more than a mile from the desert floor. The park takes its name from the vast region that extends east from California's Sierra Nevada to Utah's Wasatch Range, and from southern Oregon …

Dive into the Watery Remains of Shipwrecks at This National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: March 5, 1980<br>Size: 249,354 acres</b><p>Strung along a stretch of California coast are five separate pieces of land surrounded by 1,252 square nautical miles of sea. Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary protect these islands, the sea …

These Striking Rock Formations Are up to 270 Million Years Old

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of dramatic beauty and serenity so remote that the nearest traffic light is 78 miles away.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> December 18, 1971<b><br>Size:</b> 241,904 acres<p>The unifying geographic feature of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold. For a hundred miles its parallel …

See Some of the Most Significant Rock Art in North America

Canyonlands National Park is a striking landscape of canyon mazes, unbroken scarps, and sandstone pillars.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> September 12, 1964<b><br>Size:</b> 337,598 acres<p>From the rim you glimpse only segments of the Green River and the Colorado River, which flow together at the heart of …

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Why I Love the Upper East Side

I’ll just say it: I love the Upper East Side.<p>I’ve heard grumbles and witnessed eye-rolls from people who see it as the land of <i>Gossip Girl</i> and old-money families — and those who think the far East Side is for recent college grads sharing studio apartments.<p>While there’s truth to every stereotype, the …

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …