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100 Years Later, The Preservation Of Our National Parks Remains An Important Priority

Rep. Niki Tsongas | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Rep. Niki Tsongas

Today, thanks to a century of conservation and preservation efforts undertaken by the National Park Service, national treasures across this country remain unspoiled. Our modern mission must maintain and grow those efforts so that our national parks endure to benefit future generations.

Dip Your Pen into the Cry of the Birds...and Write

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The desolate Scorhill Stone Circle in Dartmoor National Park is a special place for me. It was here, as a college kid, that I decided, "I need to be a...

Dos & Don'ts of Dollywood & the Smokies

Travelzoo | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

Courtesy of Shutterstock One of the most coveted perks at Travelzoo is the Travelzoo Experience, in which Deal Experts and other employees take adv...

Zambezi Horse Trails of Victoria Falls

Stephen Harris | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Stephen Harris

Darkness was setting in as we arrived back at Zambezi Horse Trails and we were all much better off for the afternoon in nature that we had just experienced. The peace. The solitude. The nature.  The animals. Ah, life is good.

Visiting Vietnam's National Park: Cat Tien

Kyle Le | Posted 05.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Kyle Le

Is a vacation that forces you to exercise really a vacation? I'm not here to bash forests or National Parks though. I actually enjoy visiting them and share that yearning to return to the brush, and that's the problem.

How I Followed My Dream to Move West

Trent Sizemore | Posted 03.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Trent Sizemore

At some point during my college years in Georgia, I decided that I wanted to live out west after graduating. I heard about the Yellowstone area from s...

New Underwater Discovery Gives The Great Barrier Reef A Run For Its Money

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.09.2015 | Science

Looks like one of the world's most famous natural wonders has some pretty impressive competition. This week, researchers in Australia announced the di...

Women's Rights Museum Could Become Newest National Park

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women who fought to earn their right to vote set the stage for a century of enfranchisement advocacy in the United States. The 14 Democr...

5 Spectacular National Park Road Trips You Need On Your Bucket List

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks.

10 Underrated National Parks In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.

A Photographer's Quest to Document America's Vanishing Roadside Rest Stops

Ryann Ford | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Ryann Ford

For the past five years, I've driven all over the country documenting America's rest stops. With drive-thrus and gas stations at nearly every exit, rest areas are losing the fight and are vanishing in nearly every state. Shortly after moving to Texas from California seven years ago, I was struck by a recurring sight - the humble rest stop. The more of these roadside parks I saw, the more inspired I became - there were tables shaded by faux oil rigs, teepees and wagon wheels, and geometric shapes echoing classic mid-century design.

Breathing New Life Into America's Front Yard

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Ask anyone where Constitution Gardens is, and they're as likely to say it's in Philadelphia as in Washington, D.C.

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

Not Your Typical View Of The Grand Canyon

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel

Whether you're taking in the landscape from a roadside stop or snapping photos on the South Rim, there's no wrong place to view the Grand Canyon. And ...

How Can You Miss America's National Parks If They Never Go Away? (VIDEO)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

National parks define us as Americans. They represent everything that's right about us. In a country built on capitalism that celebrates the free market, national parks are quiet reminders that we aren't defined by the success of our economy, or even our government. There's more to us than that.

Top 5 Best Experiences From the Best Interns on Earth

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

1. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time 2. Camping in the city of Chicago 3. Getting kissed by a wolf 4. Watching the sunset in Sequoia 5. P...

Lunar National Park Idea Called 'Lunarcy'

Space.com | Leonard David | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

A new bill introduced into the U.S. Congress would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon. However, the proposa...

The Rhino War Zone

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Despite all of these tactics and efforts, rhino poaching continues. These endeavors make a big difference, but they are ultimately just a Band-Aid over a deep, seeping laceration, and we need to make many changes to win this war.

Friday Talking Points -- Time to Dust Off the 14th Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.

They Did Not Pave Paradise... and We're So Thankful!

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

We're thankful for three remarkable locations that were destined for the bulldozer but were saved from a future under asphalt: the Marin Headlands, the Ramona Grasslands and the Santa Rosa Plateau.

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

What Will It Take to Win the Gold in Rainforest Defense?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

In the Olympics of forest defense, protection of natural rainforests from destruction by the companies feeding voracious markets is what will make the difference between a gold medal and unimaginable loss... and optimistic it may be, but I'm putting my money on a win.

Cuts to National Park Budgets Could Impact Local Economies and Summer Vacations

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Is the bell about to toll for our national parks? We must ensure the places that protect America's heritage are adequately funded for future generations to enjoy.

PHOTOS: Death Valley in Winter

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler.com. By Megan Cytron The sky is blue, the sunsets in technicolor, and the temperature well below broiling--winter is when ...

Free National Park Days Announced

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has officially announced the 2011 free days for all U.S. national parks, according to a Wednesday press release....