Our nation and its national parks will have cleaner water thanks to President Obama. The Obama Administration just wrapped up a multi-year effort that protects the drinking water for 117 million Americans, as well as the waterways found in and around hundreds of national parks across the country.
In the beginning, there existed an island -- uninhabited but for the Arctic fox -- sculpted by snow and ice, wind, water, and fire. This wild, windswept land had no name, until settlers arrived in the 10th century, and made this place their home.
It's also a time to reflect on what we can do to preserve America's natural spaces for the enjoyment of future generations. This June, I invite you to get outdoors to recreate, but also to protect the environment.
The beauty about visiting a park like Yosemite is that everything one can do is already there, and the best way to enjoy it all is to keep a slow and steady pace, all while embracing the fact there's no way to cover the entire park in one trip.
Eventually we will run out of fossil fuel and we'll be operating on solar, wind, wave, and maybe fusion power. Who knows? But there will be an end to oil and gas... and coal. But it isn't the same for our nation's national parks, unless we fail to plan wisely.
Late spring and early summer bring prime weather for outdoor exploration, but these international national parks drop jaws year-round -- no Instagram filters needed.
Grandfather of the National Parks, Naturalist John Muir said "there is a love of wild nature in everybody,...
Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth.
There's never a bad time to visit America's amazing national parks, but with 58 of them in total, not to mention more than 100 national monuments, the decision of which one to visit can feel overwhelming.
It is hard to imagine that anyone would believe the fallacies peddled by the American Lands Council trying to convince politicians to give away our pu...
Attendance to the National Parks reached a record-breaking 292.8 million visits in 2014. Despite the increase in popularity, African Americans continue to be one of the most underrepresented visitor demographics in the parks.
April marks the official launch of Find Your Park, an initiative of the National Park Service and National Park Foundation to connect the next generation to America's parks. The National Park Service needs to ensure that generations to come have an interest in not only visiting parks but becoming public land and water managers.
One of the best things about travel is being exposed to many different types of natural landscapes. Visiting national parks and nature preserves allows you to really get up close and personal with these stunning stretches of natural beauty.
If protecting our prized landscapes forever for the benefit of all is America's best idea, selling them off for the short-term economic gain of a few special interests is Congress's worst.
Encompassing mangrove forests, massive glaciers, active volcanoes and towering mountains, these protected areas provide adventurous visitors with a firsthand look at the unique beauty of the untouched American wild.
When we arrived at the gates of this national park, I not only found familiar movie settings, but a world that has been home to America's indigenous people for innumerable generations. To this day, Monument Valley is managed by members of the Navajo tribe.