National Parks

Utah Fights for its National Monuments - Here's How You can Help

In yet another instance of threat to our national parks, the Governor of Utah has signed a resolution that would significantly shrink the Utah’s …

Adventure Travel

7 spring break destinations for people who love nature (and history)

Face it: Popular vacation destinations like Cancun and Daytona Beach are going to be flooded with rowdy college students and partyers. If you prefer a vacation less traveled by, try one of these spring break alternatives.<p>Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington<p>Both eerie and beautiful, this …

Acadia National Park

Superb Footages of Hawaii Volcanoes in 8K Resolution

A poetic overview of the beauty of the different islands of the American archipelago.<p>The project More Than Just Parks aims to highlight the diversity …

Cool Stuff

Alaska Denies Crucial Safe Zone for Denali Wolves

The state of Alaska Board of Game rejected a proposal to reinstate a wolf safe zone outside a portion of Denali National Park and Preserve. The …

Alaska

The Top Tourist Attractions in Darwin

If you’re heading to Darwin for your next holiday, you won’t be bored for things to see and do. The city is brimming with attractions, and often the …

Travel

One of the Nation’s Most Popular National Parks Gets a New Visitor Center

The heart of the most popular national park in the west is about to reach a major milestone in a multiyear makeover.<p>The park—The Presidio of San …

Adventure Travel

7 Myths About Bankruptcy Everyone Thinks is True

1. The Best Images From Praise 103.9's Praise In The Park 2016<p>Source:I-One 1 of 26<p>2. The Best Images From Praise 103.9's Praise In The Park …

Outdoors

Editor's Picks: 25 of the Best Places to Go Cross-Country Skiing in Canada

Another great article presented by<p>Fresh air, a great workout and a winter sport that won’t gouge your wallet? No longer just “skiing for people who …

Skiing

NatureBridge brings Environmental Education to D.C. - Any Place Without A Ceiling

<i>Author’s note:</i><p><i>I am an environmental anthropologist, outdoor enthusiast, and KEEN employee travelling the country, connecting with KEEN fans, and</i> …

Education

How We Plan Frugal Family Vacations in National Parks

It’s never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of …

Adventure Travel

West Texas says no: For many people along the border, Trump’s wall fantasy is a nightmare

People who actually live in the rugged, spectacular border country of West Texas largely oppose Trump's wall<p>During his presidential campaign, one of Donald Trump’s biggest and most ridiculous promises was that he would build a Berlin Wall-style wall along the entire 1,900-mile border between Mexico …

Liberal POV

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Grand Canyon National Park

For more than a century, tourists from all over the world have visited the Grand Canyon to experience its awe-inspiring vistas. First protected in …

Adventure Travel

Hey, Mr. President, Don’t Forget the Everglades

Just over a 5-iron from the 18th green at Doral Trump National Golf Course begin the Everglades, a million acres of swampy wilderness increasingly threatened by climate change to the South, sugar production to the North, and an ongoing influx of a thousand new residents daily into the state of …

Everglades

Drone Causes Massive Elk Stampede in Wyoming

The drone's operator was slapped with a $280 fine for prompting the massive bout of elk panic.<p>USFWS / Tony Hough, National Elk Refuge volunteer<p>Will …

Drones

10 winter hikes near Denver, from sunny and dry to guaranteed snow

You glance at the closet and see your hiking boots, begging for a chance to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. But it’s wintertime, you tell them. …

Trails

Pic of the week: From waterfall to ‘firefall’ at Yosemite National Park

WOW. Was that your gut reaction when you first looked at this photo?<p>This is known as the “firefall,” an optical illusion at California’s Yosemite National Park. It is seen at sunset when the sun has to hit Horsetail Fall at <i>just</i> the right angle to transform the water to glowing lava … or at least it …

Outdoors

If you love the Grand Canyon, then check out this spectacular Texas state park | Texas Travel

“Are you sure there’s a canyon out here?” my incredulous wife asks as we motor across the Texas Panhandle.<p>Traversing a region renowned for its dearth …

Outdoors

5 Florida Hikes to Help You Escape the Winter

Snowy days and chilly nights are a wonderful thing. But sometimes, it’s nice to escape the multilayered clothing and windshield frost and retreat to …

Trails

Snowy Sunrise

Half Dome, North Dome, and Yosemite Valley at sunrise, Yosemite<p>A couple of months ago California was dealing with severe drought; now we’re coping …

Yosemite National Park

Buffalo River Hog CAFO Threatens America’s First National River

C&H Hog Farms produces millions of gallons of animal waste deep in the “Jewel of Arkansas”<p>Arkansas is often referred to as flyover country, seen only …

Outdoors

Witness the Bizarre Natural Beauty of Yosemite’s Annual ‘Firefall’ Event

Even amid the awe-inspiring beauty of Yosemite National Park, El Capitan stands out.<p>The natural rock formation is legendary among park visitors and …

Outdoors

A Month of Bizarre Media Moments

We’re currently experiencing the largest media paradigm shift in decades and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over the past 30 days, I collected a few situations that have blown my mind. They’re highlighted below. This demonstrates just how quickly our media environment is changing. Call them …

Outdoors

Cheapo Travel: 10 ways to save on camping in Utah

Camping is a great way to save money and enjoy spending time outdoors, but it can be surprisingly pricey. I especially love sitting around a fire in …

Camping

What kind of person does something like this?

The random viciousness of some people never ceases to astound me. Take this story.Pinnacle Park reopened Tuesday after being closed since the weekend …

Outdoors

Big Mountain, Small Town

You’re here. Finally. It wasn’t easy—you probably took a long train ride, or drove through the night and day, or sat on two pricey planes (at least) …

Skiing

Stampede! Drone puts elk on the run in western Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Add this to the long list of problems caused by buzzing drones: Frightening 1,500 elk into stampeding at a time of year when too much stress can be deadly for the animals.<p>This winter already is one for the books in western Wyoming. More than twice as much snowfall than usual …

Wildlife

Bear witness

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Travel

The Park Service's $12 Billion Backlog Is No Excuse to Sell Our Public Land

You’ve heard the number before. The National Park Service has $11.9 billion worth of maintenance that it has put off indefinitely because the agency doesn’t have the means to cover it. This huge tab—officially called the deferred maintenance backlog—has become a blunt instrument in Washington, a …

Outdoors

The Case for Visiting State Parks

In January, my wife, Jen, and I pulled Artemis the Airstream south to visit White Sands National Monument, but we ended up staying at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park.<p>That re-route will shape all our future travel. <br>When we arrived late on a mid-winter afternoon at White Sands to find that travel …

Outdoors

Before the summer rush, a spring road trip through Alaska is just as beautiful

It starts when I look out the plane window: Jagged white peaks loom up, practically touching the wing — glacial pyramids, forbidding, majestic, taking the radiant blue of the sky for granted, perhaps a little annoyed by the hum of Alaska Airlines Flight 91 to Anchorage, as though a fly had broken …

Alaska