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National Parks

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  • The quieter side of Provincetown

    The quieter side of Provincetown
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. - "Provincetown?" a Boston friend, who only summers on tony Nantucket, sniffed when I mentioned my plan to visit the artist colony and fishing port at the tip of Cape Cod. "You're not going to Provincetown. It's so tacky, so hectic....
  • Take in the Smoky Mountains at Laurel Crest in Pigeon Forge

    Take in the Smoky Mountains at Laurel Crest in Pigeon Forge
    If you're looking for a resort that embraces tranquility and the outdoors, try Laurel Crest in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the resort offers 1- and 2-bedroom suites with plenty of living space...
  • Sky-high vistas and adventure await you at Gatlinburg's MountainLoft

    Sky-high vistas and adventure await you at Gatlinburg's MountainLoft
    Whether you're taking in the grandeur to the great Smoky Mountains or the thrills of nearby Dollywood, MountainLoft resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn. is the perfect place to enjoy a country getaway. The resort is nestled into the woodland mountainside...
  • Shenandoah Crossing in the middle of a great Virginia vacation

    Shenandoah Crossing in the middle of a great Virginia vacation
    Get outdoors and take in the beautiful Virginia landscape without sacrificing luxury at Shenandoah Crossing resort. Based in Gordonsville, "a town at the Crossroads of History," the resort offers the perfect place to go camping, but also just minutes...
  • La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club offers the perfect Aruba getaway

    La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club offers the perfect Aruba getaway
    In the midst of warm, blue Caribbean waters awaits an iconic vacation getaway at La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club in the capital city of Oranjestad on the island of Aruba. Breathtaking views of the sea with direct access to the beach, a spectacular pool,...
  • Rented watercraft are a great way to enjoy Washington's Lake Chelan

    Rented watercraft are a great way to enjoy Washington's Lake Chelan
    LAKE CHELAN, Wash. - Here are three games you can play on a half-day outing aboard a rented motorboat as you explore this fjordlike lake, one of Washington's favorite spots for sun fun: -Barbie's Dream House: Which classic lakefront cottage - or which...
  • Family-friendly Glacier Basin Trail is on Mount Rainier's sunny side

    Family-friendly Glacier Basin Trail is on Mount Rainier's sunny side
    MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. - It was cloudy and drizzling on other parts of Mount Rainier, but the world was all sunscreen and sunglasses from where I stood, on the east face of the mountain. Hikers were smearing sunscreen, some sporting shorts. I was squinting....
  • San Juan's walls are full of history

    San Juan's walls are full of history
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The walls around Old San Juan are tall and very imposing. They are as tall as 42 feet and as thick as 45 feet at the base, 2 feet at the top. The muralla or city wall features two walls of sandstone blocks, filled with sand,...
  • A pretty plateau trail on Grand Canyon's wilder North Rim

    A pretty plateau trail on Grand Canyon's wilder North Rim
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Most trails in this colorful and iconic national park are tough up-and-down trails. You hike down into the canyon and then hike back up out of the canyon. But the Widforss Trail on the North Rim is different: It's a...
  • Glacier National Park a mountainous mecca for hikers, campers and backpackers

    Glacier National Park a mountainous mecca for hikers, campers and backpackers
    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Jagged peaks, a lucky glimpse of a bear or moose, and, of course, glaciers - these sights are just the tip of the iceberg at Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. Red, blue, yellow and white wildflowers fill the alpine...
  • Top 10 places to see animals in the wild

    Top 10 places to see animals in the wild
    With the thawing of winter in many parts of the world, animals and humans alike are starting to wake up and get outside. As avid wildlife watchers, members of VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel website, compiled a list of the "Top 10 Places to See...
  • Google's Street View goes Grand Canyon

    Google's Street View goes Grand Canyon
    PHOENIX - Google has taken Street View out of the city and veered into the Grand Canyon, adding to its maps 9,500 interactive panoramas of the landmark's winding trails and surrounding roads. Users can now virtually hike twists and turns of the Bright...