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25 Wedding Photos That Prove Nature Is The Very Best Backdrop

Bridal Guide | Posted 06.10.2016 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

With natural settings like these, you don't really need much more when it comes to ceremony or venue décor.

To the Top of Texas! Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

On the road to Guadalupe Mountains National Park! Photo credit: Jonathan Irish Have you heard of the term "highpointing"? That is the name given to t...

Wild Days and Dark Nights: Big Bend National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 04.11.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

The falling sun in west Texas. Image credit: Jonathan Irish Texas may be the Lone Star State, but there are 2,000 more stars visible in the sky on an...

6 U.S. National Parks To Visit This Year

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There are 84 million acres of protected national parkland in the U.S., and this year the National Park Service (they take care of it all) celebrates i...

Despite End of Oregon Standoff, Public Land Critics Continue to Push

Will Rogers | Posted 03.29.2016 | Green
Will Rogers

Although the armed seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has ended with the arrest of the militants in Oregon, critics of the public lands we all own together have not ended their efforts.

A Snowy Winter Adventure in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Ohio is notoriously freezing, windy, and snowy during the winter. Weather like that is tough enough for the casual driver, but for two newbie RV'ers h...

Seeing an Old Friend in a New Light: Shenandoah National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 03.18.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

When we arrived to Shenandoah National Park in February, it was very much a world without color. A recent cold snap had blanketed snow on much of the mountains and trails.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: The Joy's of Off-Season Traveling

Stefanie Payne | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

We happened upon the most beautiful brooks along Newfound Gap Road... this one's for all of you frothy water lovers out there! Image credit: Jonathan ...

This Is Seriously The Most Beautiful Place In California

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.16.2016 | Travel

• Joshua Tree covers 800,000 acres in both the Colorado and Mojave Deserts.• The federal government recently recognized the land around Joshua Tre...

Nature's: It's All Over Me

Marion Leary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

This was not a vacation for the faint of heart, this was a vacation of extremes -- extreme temperatures as the Colorado River, starting just below the Glen Canyon dam, was a chilly 46 degrees F.

Find Your Inner Adventurer With These Stunning Photos From America's Public Lands

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green

It's officially summer, season of beaches, iced coffee and, of course, the great outdoors. The Department of the Interior has been chronicling the ...

National Parks Get The Go-Ahead To Raise Entrance Fees

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel

If you're headed to a U.S. national park this fall, be sure to savor the last of the leaf peeping -- and what could be the last of the low admission p...

These Photos Prove That Yosemite Has Always Been Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel

It's not our oldest national park -- that title belongs to Yellowstone -- but it sure is pretty. Yosemite National Park, which was first protected ...

You Can Visit The National Parks For Free This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

In honor of National Public Lands Day, on Saturday, Sept. 27, nearly every National Parks site in the U.S. will offer free admission to the public. ...

This National Park Is Larger Than Switzerland

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

When it comes to U.S. national parks, everyone knows about Yellowstone and Yosemite. But we bet you've never heard of the national park that's larger ...

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

(Photo: Getty Images) You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks? These lesser-k...

Congress Says National Parks Are Important, Until They're Not

Ellis Richard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

Suddenly national parks were on every one's best friends list. While bipartisan agreement looks more like the Klingon Neutral Zone on most issues it looked like a field of dreams when it came to the country's national parks.

9 Reasons You Should Visit Sequoia National Park This Summer

Roadtrippers | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Sequoia National Park comprises over 631 square miles of mountainous peaks, old-growth forests, and breathtaking meadows. It's also home to five of the 10 largest trees on the planet! Here are nine reasons why you simply must visit Sequoia National Park this summer.

96 Years of Service

Neil Mulholland | Posted 10.23.2012 | DC
Neil Mulholland

As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service draws closer, the support of volunteers, philanthropists and private citizens will make the critical difference for our national parks.

Conservation Is Patriotic, Survey Finds

Posted 07.06.2012 | Green

By Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: There aren't many issues that can unite Republicans and Democrats in an election year, but a new natio...

America's 10 Best National Parks

Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel

Here at HuffPost Travel, we're big fans of America's National Parks. We've taken a look at obscure parks that are totally worth a visit, as well a...

Best Eats At America's National Parks

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel
The Daily Meal

Whether you're looking to get away from it all or your outdoor style leans more towards glamping, America's National Parks offer gastronomic delights with unparalleled vistas.

Paul Brady

Photos: America's Most Deadly National Parks

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

With the recent National Park death at Mount Rainier and an uncomfortably large number of drownings this season at Yosemite, it might seem that 2011 i...

5 Amazing National Parks Worth Discovering

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.16.2011 | Travel

From sea to shining sea, the celebration of National Parks Week kicks off Saturday. Sitting in a recliner watching the game on the weekend may be the ...

PHOTOS: Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Sure, national parks are beautiful in the summer, but they can also be crowded (Yellowstone, after all, had record-breaking attendance this summer, n...