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California's national parks: A photographic history seen through The Times' archives

In 1872, Yellowstone became the United States’ – and the world’s -- first national park, beginning a period of preservation for our natural and cultural treasures. Encompassing forests and valleys, volcanoes and glaciers, the national parks have been called America’s “best idea.” More than a …

Historical Photography

Slideshow: The Cinder Sensing Cooker Won’t Burn Your Food To A Crisp

I’m a lucky lad. Every so often the creators of a really cool, really revolutionary cooking devices come to my house and make me food and this time it was Cinder. Think of Cinder as a George Foreman Grill that went to MIT. Designed to cook everything perfectly, the system can cook, sear, and grill …


Why Google’s Project Fi could be the beginning of the end for Verizon and AT&T


Google made an exciting announcement Wednesday, confirming plans to launch its own wireless service, Project Fi. The service will leverage existing Wi-Fi networks and switch to carrier networks (T-Mobile and Sprint) only when Wi-Fi isn’t available. This approach to mobile communications is …


Planning a Canada Trip

With the loonie (Canadian dollar) under pressure, RVing in Canada is gaining in popularity as an affordable vacation.

The newly opened Glacial Skywalk …

Oregon Coast's Deadly and Ancient Beauty: Monuments of Fiery Destruction

Oregon Coast's Deadly and Ancient Beauty: Monuments of Fiery Destruction

Published 04/23/2015

(Oregon Coast) – All that really rugged beauty you find …


Freelancing & The RV Lifestyle

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars”.

RV Home Office (Source:

The above Jack …

Jack Kerouac

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.

But you'll only get hounded by …


How To Eat Chocolate

There are no rules for eating chocolate. But like most things, there is a better way.

Standing inside the tasting room at La Maison Cailler chocolate factory in the village of Broc, I watch hundreds of fellow tourists tasting varieties of sweet Swiss chocolate. This is the all-you-can-eat tour and …


Living in a Tiny House Lets Me Live Out My Dreams

By Ethan Waldman as told to Meghan Rabbitt
In its
Money Mic series, LearnVest hands over the podium to people with controversial views about money.

Tiny House Movement

Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano

As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet's greatest time bombs.

The park is a supervolcano so enormous, it has puzzled geophysicists for decades, but …


Exploring Europe by Train with Rail Europe • Cultural Xplorer

The spring of 2015 marked my fourth time back on the continent of Europe.

My first trip three trips to Europe occurred between the spring of 2013 and …


Outside Edges: The 9 Best Camping Knives

Survival knives are fine if you’re stuck in the wilderness, naked and afraid. Tactical knives will do the job if you’ve been air dropped behind enemy …


Myths Versus Reality - Driving Your RV to Alaska

Photo by Ben Pazdernik - His & Hers Alaska

This is a guest post by fellow RV travelers and bloggers Ben and Rebecca of His and Hers Alaska. Having

North America Travel

10 Quick RVing Tips & Tricks from Long-Term Full-Timers (12 years this month!)

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Solar Charger's Photos

Who Goes Camping With Jeff Dean

DetailsApril 24, 2015- By Angela White

Jeff Dean takes his Palomino pop-up truck camper to the beach almost every weekend for fishing, surfing, …


The Last Man on Earth

Dwight Yoakam has sold millions of records, hung out with Johnny Cash, and dated Sharon Stone. He directed one of the weirdest Westerns ever. He even has his own brand of frozen food. Now, he’s just released one of his best LPs. So why is this renaissance cowpunk part of a dying breed?

“Why was I …

Sports Blogs

How Washington Derailed Amtrak

Thirty-nine minutes into his southbound ride from Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington, D.C., Joseph H. Boardman, president and CEO of Amtrak, begins to cry. We're in the dining car of a train called the Silver Star, surrounded by people eating hamburgers. The Silver Star runs from New York City to …


National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier

Gateway Airport: Jackson, Wyoming

Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, from the …

Road Trips

10 National Parks and the Ghosts and Monsters Who Supposedly Live There

Bigfoot aside, the instances of otherworldly national parks visitors are almost too numerous to chronicle. 1. GREAT SAND DUNESThe Great Sand Dunes …

National Parks


Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding …


Magic skies in the Yukon Territories of Canada

It’s 1am on our first night in Whitehorse. We’re rugged up in warm winter rentals – thick red padded jackets, waterproof pants and big storm trooper …

Travel (Canada)

The Girl on the Train: how Paula Hawkins wrote ‘the new Gone Girl’

Looking back, it helped that Paula Hawkins wrote The Girl on the Train with growing urgency and dread verging on panic – because that feeling seeped into her novel. The book, she says, “felt like the last roll of the dice” for her as a writer. It has been described as her debut – and it is her …


The Real Cost Of Living Full-Time In An RV

Just as the more commonly accepted THOW forums go there is always that one question that is asked over and over and over so to does the RV community. …

Travel Trailer

Yachats Geology: Wonders and Frights of Central Oregon Coast

Yachats Geology: Wonders and Frights of Central Oregon Coast

Published 04/14/2011

(Yachats, Oregon) – These days, Cape Perpetua and the dozens of …


Timeline Photos

Aspen: A Rocky Mountain Playground

More than just a top ski spot, this Colorado town is a year-round destination for lovers of the great outdoors

Originally settled as a mining town in


Olympic National Park Photos


Throwback Travel: Yellowstone National Park

It’s June 1940 in Yellowstone.

In Europe, Holland and Belgium have just surrendered to Nazi forces. Americans, however, will enjoy another tranquil summer before plunging headlong into World War II.

Our park tourists surrounding Beach Geyser reflect a relatively new mass fashion phenomenon—sunglasses. …

North America Travel