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National Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Eastern Ecuador's ecological diversity means marvelous creatures at every turn

    Eastern Ecuador's ecological diversity means marvelous creatures at every turn
    Imagine palm trees 10 stories high. Imagine lakes with paiche fish that are 6 feet long. Imagine rivers with stingrays, caimans, catfish, neon tetras and electric eels. The lake where La Selva Amazon Ecolodge is located, Lake Garzacocha, looks...
  • Wildflowers have become a travel destination

    Wildflowers have become a travel destination
    Nowhere is nature's "Yay!" more apparent than a good display of wildflowers. Seeds are splitting, shoots are shooting, buds are unfolding to show the colorful petals they've concealed. It's happening everywhere from your back yard and your neighborhood to...
  • Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark

    Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark
    RICHMOND, Va. - Strolling above Beaver Dam Creek, you hardly take note of the languid tributary water that drifts peacefully from the nearby Chickahominy River. Red cutgrass, trumpet weeds and a host of other herbaceous species grow freely on bordering...
  • Zambia underfoot: On the ground at Zebra Plains

    Zambia underfoot: On the ground at Zebra Plains
    MFUWE, Zambia - We're nodding off in our tent, pitched under a tree, when the crunching and gnashing begin. It's the hippos again, a half-dozen massive beasts climbing up from the Luangwa River for their nightly feed. During September, a hot, dry month...
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah overshadowed by famous neighbors

    Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah overshadowed by famous neighbors
    CANNONVILLE, Utah - There's a very colorful state park in southern Utah that gets overlooked, despite its distinctive rock chimneys from long-dead petrified geysers. Kodachrome Basin State Park gets little respect, lost amidst the glitter of its more...
  • 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....
  • 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....