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National Parks

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  • 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...
  • Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent

    Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent
    "Climate Change Could Destroy Glacier National Park" - recent headline --- GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Lest you panic and picture Glacier National Park sprouting palm trees and reinventing itself as the Florida of northwest Montana, here's a big secret....
  • 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...
  • Close encounters in the Galapagos

    For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands. "You just see some of the craziest things," said Jonathan Brunger, operations manager for Adventure Life, a Montana company that...
  • Swim with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez

    Swim with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez
    In the turquoise water of Mexico's Sea of Cortez, the sleek and tawny sea lion zoomed past us as if he were a Jacques Cousteau diver clinging to one of those handheld aqua scooters. When he saw our group of snorkelers he stopped like he'd broadsided a...
  • On safari in Tanzania: a 'unique, amazing place'

    On safari in Tanzania: a 'unique, amazing place'
    SELOUS NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — The hot African sun was unrelenting, the sky broken only by an occasional wisp of cloud. My guide, Mtambo, and I were alone in the Land Rover for an early morning game drive. As he drove through Selous National...
  • Bluestone Turnpike is remote, scenic river trail in southern West Virginia

    Bluestone Turnpike is remote, scenic river trail in southern West Virginia
    HINTON, W.Va. — The Bluestone Turnpike is one of the best-kept secrets in West Virginia. The 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone National Scenic River in a 1.000-foot-deep gorge between Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park in...
  • Pacific Northwest in winter: Anybody can have fun on a tubing hill

    Pacific Northwest in winter: Anybody can have fun on a tubing hill
    SEATTLE — This is easy sliding. No need to strap on skis or a snowboard, and much cheaper, too. No lessons required. The learning curve is practically nil. It's tubing — sliding down a hill in an inflated inner tube. And if you are lazy,...
  • Snow-play and ski deals around the Northwest

    Snow-play and ski deals around the Northwest
    SEATTLE — For close-to-home winter fun it's hard to beat the views and abundant snow of mile-high Hurricane Ridge in Washington's Olympic National Park. This winter, for the second year in a row, the area will be open daily for cross-country...
  • 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...