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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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Roseau, Dominica

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Roseau, Dominica
    Often called the "Nature Island," Dominica, a 29-mile by 16-mile independent nation, in the Windward Islands, is less frequented than others, like Barbados and St. Lucia, that also form part of that group of islands, but nonetheless, Dominica is a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...