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National Parks

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  • Have road will travel: Top 10 drives along the coast

    Have road will travel: Top 10 drives along the coast
    Few things celebrate the end of winter like a great drive and enjoying the beach. Whether you can put the top down or not, members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com are sure you'll enjoy any of our "Top 10 Coastal Drives." 1. Pacific...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Wisconsin's under-construction Ice Age trail focuses on geology

    Wisconsin's under-construction Ice Age trail focuses on geology
    VERONA, Wis. - Badger Prairie County Park is a good place to hop aboard the still-developing Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The 339-acre ridge-top park lies east of Verona and southwest of Madison in southern Dane County. The federally designated...
  • Shenandoah National Park offers stellar ridge-top vistas of high, rocky places

    Shenandoah National Park offers stellar ridge-top vistas of high, rocky places
    SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. - The ridge-top Skyline Drive offers lots of panoramic views. The curvy 105-mile drive from Front Royal on the north to Waynesboro in the south offers 75 scenic overlooks in the 197,000-acre national park that was dedicated...
  • 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....
  • Top 5 waterfall hikes

    Top 5 waterfall hikes
    With spring in the air, it's time to get off the couch and get outside. If you need greater motivation, we've found five trails that include outstanding water features, so you'll be inspired to get to the end and either take a dip or spot a rainbow....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies

    Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies
    NEAR WAGNER, Montana - The train rolls past distant hills - mountains, an easterner would call them. But it's just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all...