For 40 million international visitors passing through Miami International Airport each year and 11 million local commuters, "national parks" will soon become a household world. The brand new sign spanning the airport's Central Boulevard portraying a beautiful view of the Everglades bathed in sunset is sure to pique the curiosity of many.
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Whether they be super small, or ridiculously tall, there's a force that drives our travel compass towards the superlative. Being peppered with some of the most incredible mountains in the world, this continent boasts an almost unparalleled collection of sceneries framed by peaks.
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.
There's never really a bad time to take the family on a trip to one (or more!) of the country's stunning national parks, but now is an incredibly opportune time to start planning your next group getaway to the great outdoors.
The first call is to inform every American of our heritage and our birthright, so that we know we have a responsibility to push back against the avaricious assault.
We thought we'd help you out and put together this list of 12 of America's national parks that you need to add to your bucket list. It's at least a start, but it's still a lot to explore in one lifetime, so start making your plans now!
What happens when you combine the most beautiful season with some of the best preserved natural land in the country?
How wild will the future be? Today, the World Database on Protected Areas estimates that 15.4% of earth's lands and 8.4% of the waters of the world are in some formal protection system. But do the current systems protect them in the best way possible?
Money talks. That's why when the U.S. Department of the Interior wanted to highlight the dangers of rising sea levels to its National Park assets--some of which are true national treasures--it decided to put an eye-popping price tag on the projected losses.
Among the National Parks, Yellowstone already stands out with its unique collection of hydrothermal features, wildlife, and vast scenery. However, when the busy season ends, and only the hardiest of locals remain, winter comes in hard.
Yellowstone is not the only National Park experiencing overcrowding. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains all have crowds during peak season.
Thirty-year-old Megan Simcox is a nature enthusiast with an ambitious goal: to visit all 59 national parks in the United States before her 40th birthday. But traversing the geothermal terrain of Yellowstone's geyser basin or the rocky trails of Mount Rushmore poses a bigger challenge for her than for most.
The red rock country of the Colorado Plateau, which includes parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah, boasts some of the most remarkable scenery in the U.S. -- if not the world. That is, when you can actually see it.
There are so many amazing places to view the changing colors of fall leaves, it can be tough to choose. We decided to make a list of five of our favorites to help you narrow things down. Some are more under the radar and might surprise you.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund fostered an idea endemic to our country: that precious landscapes should be set aside for the long-term enjoyment of all, not the short-term gain of a few.