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National Parks

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  • The Frugal Traveler: Grand Bahama Island offers budget-friendly eco tourism

    The Frugal Traveler: Grand Bahama Island offers budget-friendly eco tourism
    With all of the king-sized cruise ships, casino action and waterfront resorts on Grand Bahama Island, travelers might reasonably expect that a more ecologically-oriented getaway to this destination would be out of reach. Fortunately, this is not the case....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California's Palm Springs is just right for sun-starved families

    California's Palm Springs is just right for sun-starved families
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Like most of the people soaking up Sunday brunch at the Parker Palm Springs hotel, the hungover-looking dude in slacker attire with the fashionista girlfriend looked as if he had just rolled out of bed at 10:30 a.m. He also...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Wales offers visually striking, affordable European vacation

    The Frugal Traveler: Wales offers visually striking, affordable European vacation
    Searching for a scenic and unusual vacation? Wales is a winner. Accessible countryside, commanding castles and numerous archaeological attractions make this European destination worthy of your tourist time. It's also the birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas,...
  • 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...
  • Travel to places where you can go behind bars

    Doing time on the prison tour circuit? Here are some other tours you won't want to miss. —Alcatraz, Calif.: The legendary island in San Francisco Bay was a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963; daily tours are run by the National Park Service....
  • Ecuador's remote ecolodges put the lush, tropical woodland right outside

    Ecuador's remote ecolodges put the lush, tropical woodland right outside
    EL ORIENTE, Ecuador — This is one rain forest the world has saved. After donors around the globe pledged $116 million by the December 2011 deadline to prevent oil drilling in the biologically fragile Yasuni National Park, the Ecuadorian...
  • 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...
  • 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...