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National Park Perspective

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Next year, in August, the National Park Service will celebrate its official centennial. Throughout the year the men and women who bear the title of United States Park Ranger will honor themselves, and those who preceded them, for 100 years of service to protect the greatest collection of natural, historical, and cultural wonders anywhere on Earth.

Big Bend National Park -- Big Country, Big Surprises in the Lone Star State

Don Mankin | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

The last thing we expected to see on the lonely two lane black top in the heart of SW Texas was a Prada store. Upon close inspection, we realized we were looking at an art installation, the first sign of the quirky avant garde art community in the nearby town of Marfa.

How a Texan Becomes Cool in N.Y.C.

Sarah Enelow | Posted 05.16.2015 | New York
Sarah Enelow

Upon going home and doing some research, I learned that the minimalist artist Donald Judd fled the New York art scene for Marfa back in the '70s, and slowly established it as an arts destination that was now enjoying serious notoriety. But as a Texan myself, I had not gotten the memo.

3 Steps to Planning the Perfect Road Trip

Localeur | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel

Veer off the main road, take pleasure in not being on a cramped, full flight, and let your car do what it was made to do. With the right car, the right company and the right attitude about the journey, the behind-the-wheel world is your oyster for the summer.

Deep in the Heart of West Texas Is a National Park Where the Mountains Meet the Desert

Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

There's not a fancy spa within the park's boundary and you won't run into massive tour buses clogging the roads; it's a park for those who want to get off the paved path and explore.

The Next (Or Next Next) Marfa?

Posted 08.03.2013 | Travel

Marfa, Texas, that small town in far West Texas, has long been known for its art-world, off-beat cool factor. There's the appropriate mix of kitsch an...

6-Year-Old Boy Attacked By Mountain Lion In Texas

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas -- Officials at Big Bend National Park in West Texas are looking for a mountain lion that attacked and injured a 6-year-...

PHOTOS: Big Bend Named Newest International Dark Sky Park

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel

EL PASO, Texas -- Big Bend National Park officials has been designated as an "International Dark Sky Park" and one of ten places in the world certifie...

Experiencing The Kindness Of Strangers In San Antonio

Michael Kaye | Posted 03.04.2012 | Travel
Michael Kaye

Every year around this time, I remember a brief encounter I had in 1973 with a ticket agent at the main bus station in San Antonio, Texas.

U.S. Proposes First Unmanned Border Crossing With Mexico

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.10.2012 | Latino Voices

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas — The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid risi...

PHOTOS: Top Ten Quirky National Parks

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With 58 national parks in the United States, it can be a challenge to resist visiting the big ten and head to a lesser known national park. Kobuk Va...

Reconnecting the World

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Ecosystems and wildlife don't understand immigration laws. So it was heartening this week to see the U.S. and Mexico formally recognize a transboundary ecosystem.

Top Ten Best National Parks You Don't Know About

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

While the same standard list may come to mind whenever you ponder the United States' National Parks, it is our hope here at HuffPost Green that this s...