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8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? Glamping. These luxurious vacations allow you to experience nature and gorgeous scenery but without the tent-pitching and fire building. Here, eight amazing glamping trips …

Game of Thrones

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

National Parks

Many Glacier Hotel - Glacier Naitonal Park

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

I Heart My National Park: Yellowstone

There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to <i>National Geographic</i> …

Road Dog

Unkar Delta, Grand Canyon

bryce switchbacks

St. Mary Falls


Montana Glaciers

Running Eagle "Trick" Falls

Mountain Goat

Grand Teton National Park

Sunrise at Mesa Arch

2013-04-24 "Lights at the End of the Canyon"

U.S. Plans To Remove Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List

The controversial predator will lose federal protection in the lower 48 states.<p>America's gray wolves are moving off the endangered species list, the Los Angeles Times has revealed.<p>That means wolves are losing federal protections in the continental U.S. (There is an exception for Mexican wolves in …

Half Dome

More Bald Eagle Nests Showing Up

Dozens of new bald eagle nests are being reported across Pennsylvania this spring.<p>Officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission say new nests have …

Upper Yosemite Falls On A WIndy Day

Yosemite Pano

Enjoying The View

Grand View

Today In Important Science: Cats Are Particular About What They Pee On

The European wildcat has a favorite place to pee, just like George Costanza.<p>Cats, and many other mammals, like to pee on things. It's called "urine marking," and acts as a form of communication through scent (and, to a lesser extent, a visual signal). A new, very important study in the Journal of …

Pondering The Abyss

Mt.Denali (aka Mt.Mckinley) and the Alpine Tundras

Vernal Falls Revisited 2522

Night skies dazzle at these national parks

National parks are ideal destinations for those who appreciate the splendor of a glittering nighttime sky – away from street lights, billboards and neon signs. The National Park Service in 2006 adopted a policy to "preserve, to the greatest extent possible, the natural lightscapes of parks, which …