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Rugged forest beauty finds a home in the Acadia tiny house

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The Acadia National Park in Maine, US, is home to thousands of acres of thick, coastal woodlands that explode in color each fall, and it is these dramatic palettes that have inspired one of Wind River Tiny Homes' latest creations. The...Show More Summary

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The … Click to Continue »

National Park Store Sells Trump Wines

A store in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park sold wine produced by the Trump Winery as recently as September.... The wine at the Shenandoah store was spotted by Bill Snape, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group that has fought President Trump's agenda. Show More Summary

Taye Diggs Takes A Tour of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area for #FindYourPark Series!

Taye Diggs is all smiles while joining the National Park Foundation for a tour of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Tuesday (November 21), which is only minutes away from Las Vegas. The 46-year-old Empire actor’s visit was part of the #FindYourPark Parks 101 series, which explores lesser known stories of national park sites [...]

People are furious about a National Park selling Trump Wine — but they shouldn't be

Trump Wine was spotted at a gift shop in Shenandoah National Park. People were immediately convinced that Trump was using his position as president to boost sales at Trump Winery, which is run by his son. However, the National ParksShow More Summary

Caltech Scientists Solve a Mystery --"The Strange Case of the Mono Lake Scuba-Diving Fly" (WATCH Video)

More than a century ago, American writer Mark Twain observed a curious phenomenon at ancient Mono Lake, just to the east of Yosemite National Park: enormous numbers of small flies would crawl underwater to forage and lay eggs, but each...        

Here Are All the TV Marathons Happening Thanksgiving Weekend

Some people celebrate the upcoming national holiday by eating a hearty Thanksgiving meal and then playing a quaint game of touch football with the ones they love. Others stuff their face with as much turkey as possible and then parkShow More Summary

Scientists solve the mystery of America's scuba-diving fly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

The strange case of the scuba-diving fly

More than a century ago, American writer Mark Twain observed a curious phenomenon at Mono Lake, just to the east of Yosemite National Park: enormous numbers of small flies would crawl underwater to forage and lay eggs, but each time they resurfaced, they would appear completely dry.

Are Photographers Artists? Let’s Discuss

I took this image while on a trip out west to the Grand Teton Mountains and Yellowstone National Park with my family and about 50 other people. We were driving towards our next lodge, past the mountains and the Snake River where we would...Show More Summary

Public Lands Watch: National Park Fee Increases

On October 24, the National Park Service published a proposal to hike entrance fees in 17 of the most popular parks—including Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon—during peak visitation seasons. The per-vehicle fee during peak season would rise to $70 from the current range of $25 to $30. The plan would also raise the per-person […]

Thinking big by burning small

(University of the Witwatersrand) A recent paper by scientists from Wits University in South Africa shows how creative fire management can increase habitat for wildebeest and other grazing animals in national parks. The work shows that...Show More Summary

Spa and away in Belgium: A detox retreat to dream of

Where do you go if you want a spa retreat that really takes you away from the world. The Maldives? Thailand? Or how about the middle of a Belgian national park? Jane Alexander picks the latter.

Mariella Frostrup revels in the delights of Sri Lanka

Mariella Frostrup finds Sri Lanka to be an exuberant, historically fascinating and welcoming country during a two-week road trip from east to south, taking in Yala National Park and the Ceylon Tea Trails.

Tassili n'Ajjer in Algeria

Just outside the desert oasis of Djanet, Algeria, there’s a national park brimming with pieces of the past. A trip through the alien-like landscape of Tassili n'Ajjer is like stepping into an open-air art gallery, where the sandstone...Show More Summary

Pop-up: Talat Market

Parnass Savang serves Thai-inspired dinners three nights a week at Gato in Candler Park, quietly revolutionizing what Atlanta thought of this nation’s cuisine.

Big Bend Outer Mountain Loop TX

If I return to Big Bend National Park it will be to hike the Outer Mountain Loop. Backcountry permits are required for all overnight backpacking trips in the park and can be obtained at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center (or … Continue reading ?

Muir Woods to require parking reservations starting Jan. 16

Muir Woods National Monument will implement a reservation system Jan. 16 for parking and shuttle service to reduce congestion in the Marin County preserve, the National Park Service said. All vehicles will have to use the reservation system to secure one of the 232 parking spaces at Muir Woods. Show More Summary

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