National Parks

The best road trip itinerary to see all the US National Parks

RANDY OLSON, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is a man who likes to design road trips. He has …

Outdoors

The 5 Most Jaw-dropping Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. But, …

Outdoors

Three Republican EPA administrators: Trump is putting us on a dangerous path

More than 30 years ago, the world was faced with a serious environmental threat, one that respected no boundaries. A hole in the ozone layer was linked to potential increases in skin cancer and blindness from cataracts. The ozone layer is a thin band of gas in the stratosphere that protects the …

Climate

Yosemite waterfalls are booming this Memorial Day and the crowds know it

The snow piled on mountaintops is melting, the rivers are roaring high, and the meadows are turning brilliant green and blooming with wildflowers.<p>After a winter of unrelenting storms, Yosemite National Park is waking up, flaunting its natural beauty and moving full-speed into its busy season.<p>The …

Yosemite National Park

The perfect road trip itinerary to explore Arizona

WHILE Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon State, there is much more to experience in its 114,000 square miles: Busy cities and desolate washes, low …

Road Trips

Trump doesn’t care about climate or these 5 national parks

<b>Our parks would benefit from staying in the Paris Agreement, where nearly 200 countries are committed to reduce human-driven emissions and aim to</b> …

Rocky Mountain National Park

How the Trump budget proposal would impact National Park Service and EPA

President Donald Trump released his administration’s proposed fiscal year 2018 federal budget on Tuesday. Within it are major cuts to programs that …

Glacier National Park

Promposal graffiti in Santa Monica national park not OK, says park official

Today, P-R-O-M is spelled N-O-P-E.<p>In a Thursday post on the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area's Facebook page, a park official alerted …

Outdoors

A wet winter gives way to a sensational spring for viewing Idaho’s Shoshone Falls

Windingdown the steep, narrow road alongside dark rock cliffs required a driver’s full attention. But then distraction appeared in the form of a bright rainbow.<p>Sharp and full, it arched over the Snake River not far from where Evel Knievel attempted to clear the canyon on a daredevil jump more than …

Water

Video: A Visit to Yosemite National Park Circa 1938

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S., which marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season. Of course, many families will be …

Yosemite National Park

Landscape Photography: No Risk, No Reward

Photography is a visual art form, and just like any other visual art form, it’s difficult not to fall for clichés. Most photographers are guilty of …

Yosemite National Park

Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash

By JOHN ANTCZAK<p>LOS ANGELES — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was …

Yosemite National Park

What Makes Yellowstone National Park's Geysers Erupt?

The park is home to more geysers than any other place on Earth, and researchers are still learning about how they work.

Yellowstone National Park

Photo of the Day | Scott Martin

John Carmody, Boothbay, Maine. John moved his passion of sailing to Sea Kayaking in the 1990’s. He’s no stranger to salt water or navigating Maine’s …

Yosemite National Park

area parks that are off the beaten path

A few days of great weather (okay, weeks) and our thoughts immediately turn to the outdoors. With amazing parks like Klyde Warren, the Arboretum, and …

Texas

Heads up Memorial Day travelers: Mountain traffic is going to be a pain

It’s Memorial Day, which means three-day weekend adventures for many, but before you all flock out of the city, keep in mind that everyone and their …

Rocky Mountain National Park

Many Texans oppose Trump’s border wall

The mountainous desert terrain on Farm Road 170 between Presidio and Big Bend National Park, which is along the Rio Grande, is sparsely populated and …

Immigration

Amusement MTN: Education Through Collaboration

<i>Words|</i> Amanda Hankison <i>Photos|</i> Chris Wellhausen<p>Less than 40 miles east-northeast from where we have stopped for a late lunch, a 3000-foot cliff casts …

Yosemite National Park

5 Things Women’s Running Loved This Week

I’m such a nerd for San Francisco and bridges—so obviously the Golden Gate is my favorite! I run in trucker hats too, so everything about this hat as …

Women's Fitness

A weekend on the Olympic peninsula

WASHINGTON’S OLYMPIC PENINSULA is one the most interesting and diverse areas on the continent. Within the span of a day you can explore alpine tundra …

Olympic National Park

20 trips to add to your travel bucket list

Chenjianhua/Dreamstime.com<p>Stop using precious vacation days for the same old, been there-done that trips. There's a big world out there filled with adventure, and we want you to see and do it all. Some of our suggestions will take you a little further out of your comfort zone than you're used to, …

Machu Picchu

A Seafood Lover's Road Trip in Coastal Maine

I WOKE UP hungry. Fortunately, I was in a town that can satiate a big appetite. My husband, Paul, and I had flown to Portland, Maine from New York late the previous night for a five-day road trip up the coast. We went to savor the state’s spring beauty, hike along some seaside trails, dip our toes …

Acadia National Park

50 Beautiful Small Towns We Want to Live In

Road Trips

Glen Canyon Should Stay Drowned

I hate Lake Powell as much as anyone. Since 1963, the Colorado River has pooled behind 710-foot Glen Canyon Dam, flooding not only 186 miles of serene Glen Canyon but also a labyrinth of grottoes, slot canyons, and oases like Cathedral of the Desert, Ribbon Canyon, and Dungeon Canyon. Some have …

Outdoors

A Sprawling Montana Estate On the Market for the First Time in Over 70 Years

In the heart of Big Sky Country, a sprawling investment property offers myriad outdoor pursuits<p>Listing of the Day<p><b>Location:</b> Bigfork, Montana<p><b>Price:</b> …

Glacier National Park

British parkour team breaks many Joshua Tree National Park rules in videos

The national park system is all about preserving natural areas for future generations to enjoy. It’s about taking responsibility, but with the …

Nature

Foods to Take Camping—Best Camping Snacks

Ah, camping. We’ve already discussed its more glamorous sister glamping, but some weekends call for roasting marshmallows over a fire, sleeping in a …

Crater Lake

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Summer is upon us and that means it's time to get outside, feel the sun on …

Outdoors

Gorgeous Video Captures An Ocean of Fog In The Grand Canyon

During a rare full cloud inversion, fog appears to "crash" against the rocks.<p>SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.<p>A stunning time-lapse video of the Grand Canyon shows the carved formation as it may have looked millennia ago — but instead of water, it’s filled with what …

Grand Canyon