Glacier National Park

7 gorgeous places to go glamping right now

Glamorous camping (AKA glamping) is super buzzy at the moment: Think fireside mermaid baths, stargazing on your own private deck, and peaceful nights …

Lifestyle

The best thing to do in every state this fall

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Fall is not only beautiful to look at, it's filled with fun, seasonal activities.</b>• <b><br>For example, over 500 balloons participate in the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, held every fall in New Mexico.</b>• <b><br>Walt Disney World in Florida is a fun and festive place to celebrate</b> …

Road Trips

Five National Parks You Can Get to on Amtrak for Bike Your Park Day

<b>August 22, 2017</b><p>With the recent improvements to bike services on various Amtrak routes, it’s easier to get your bike to where you want to go. Last …

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The 6 Best Car-Free Bike Roads in the US

Avoid the auto traffic and ride these scenic roads, some of which are open only to bikes for part of the year<p>By now, most of us likely at least know one cycling friend who’s had a close encounter with a car. Whether it was an unintentional buzzing, or a full-on crash resulting in bumps, bruises, or …

Cycling

Majority of Glacier National Park remains open despite growing Sprague Fire

WEST GLACIER, Mont. - The Sprague Fire in Glacier National Park is now estimated at 1,123 after continuing to actively burn over the weekend. Despite …

National Parks

Beautiful night sky viewings on public lands

With nature all around you and far from city lights, the night sky lights up at public lands around the USA. The Department of the Interior shared some of their favorite photos of beautiful night skies at various national parks and other public lands, so take a look through the gallery above for a …

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Woman becomes Glacier National Park's first female packer

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Packing is an ancient art and trade rooted in tradition, and while Jill Michalak subscribes to its customs with the utmost deference, she's bucking convention at Glacier National Park, where this season she landed a job as the first female packer in the program's century-old …

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Toffler was one of the world’s most famous futurists who foresaw how digital technology would transform the world<p>Published: 10:59 PM<p>Authorities are searching for the bear after victim was attacked near a campground just outside Glacier national park<p>Published: 10:22 PM<p>According to data, Clinton and …

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Middle East meets West on Montana’s public lands

Courtesy Natalie DawsonKurdish and Iraqi students rafting during a trip to learn about public lands in western Montana.I was standing on the Kerr Dam …

U.S. Department of State

Photo Of The Day By Erin Braaten

Photo By Erin BraatenToday’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning at Swiftcurrent Falls” by Erin Braaten. Location: Glacier National Park, Montana.“First …

Photos of the Day

Brookline resident to bike from Canada to South America

Hudson Doyle is about to embark on an eight-month trip from Canada to South America, but not by plane, nor by bus, but by bicycle.<p>The 35-year-old …

South America

Glacier National Park is seeing record-breaking crowds because of climate change

A record-breaking 1 million people visited Glacier in July, up 23 percent from last year. Park officials are stuck dealing with overcrowded parking lots, more medical emergencies, and a shortage of open campsites.<p>While the number of visitors has fluctuated in past decades, it’s been on the rise …

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The 7 Best National Parks for Last-Minute Camping Trips

America’s national parks attracted 331 million visitors in 2016, good for a third consecutive year of record attendance—and a perfect way to mark the …

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Exploring Glacier National Park in the Off-Season

Driving into Glacier National Park in October, the tourist areas both inside and outside of the park become seasonal ghost towns, devoid of activity. …

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Lots of Additional United Flights to Ski Towns Loaded

United has recently beefed up their winter flight offerings to ski-towns in the Western United States, so if you don’t yet have your award (or paid) …

Airlines

Ride the open roads of the US and Canada

What better way to explore the open roads of the US and Canada than on a motor bike? Imagine the curves in the Rocky Mountains, the long straight …

National Parks

The Trump Administration Doesn’t Understand Climate Change and This Federal Report Proves It

<i>This story was originally published by</i> HuffPost <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i> There’s little doubt: The climate is …

Climate Change

national forests

The national parks of the United States account for some of the world’s most glorious landscapes: ice-whittled peaks, abyssal gorges, primeval …

National Parks

Top 5 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in North America

You’re tired of planning another beach getaway, then heed your adventurous spirit by planning the most amazing hiking trail. North America has …

Backpacking

Going on a trip not always a walk in the park

There's nothing like a relaxing, unhurried excursion into the natural, peaceful setting of one of our national parks.<p>Problem is, <i>everyone</i> wants wants …

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Buy Your Own Private Island in Montana

The 22-acre island is on the market for $22.75 million.<p>In the market for your own private island? There’s no need to move to a faraway tropical …

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7 Tips for Backpacking With Your Significant Other

We were 5 hours deep into Glacier National Park's backcountry when I looked at Michael and said, "I should write a blog post about how if you think …

Backpacking

New Fires Prompt Closures in Glacier National Park

<i>The Latest</i><p>— <i>Three fires surface on west side of Glacier Park</i><p>— <i>Numerous t</i><i>rails and backcountry campgrounds closed</i><p>— <i>Gibralter Ridge Fire east of Eureka</i> …

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The Best Small Towns for Eloping

Nothing says romance like the whirlwind of an elopement: packing an overnight bag and heading for an idyllic spot where just a handful of guests will …

Travel

Playbook on the Road week one pictures

We asked our readers to send in your photos of you reading Playbook from the road during the month of August. Want to be featured in next Friday's Playbook, and have a shot to win a signed cartoon from Matt Wuerker? Email your photos to Daniel at daniel@politico.com. Or, Tweet them to @playbookplus …

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Glacier National Park

It's not as frequented as the Grand Canyon or Great Smoky Mountains, but Glacier National Park is one of the most spectacular spots in the United …

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Glacier officials restrict parking after record visitation

WEST GLACIER, Mont. - If you're planning a trip to Glacier National Park this summer park officials want to remind you to be careful where you …

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How to Plan a Coast-to-Coast Road Trip

The adventure of a lifetime requires more thought than just filling your gas tank and hitting the open road.<p>With so much to see and so many unknown highways to travel, planning a bicoastal drive can seem quite the daunting task. Perhaps that’s why the biggest oversight road trippers make is not …

Road Trips

Peoria Historians Search for Missing Civil War Monument

Casey Leins | June 6, 2017<p>These states have the lowest unemployment rates and the highest job growth and labor force participation.<p>Casey Leins | Aug. …

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