Reader Travel Tip of the Day: National Park Senior Pass

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National Park Senior Pass Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Nancy S., who built on Tuesday’s National Parks tip on Facebook by adding: “AND if you are 62 or older be sure to buy your LIFETIME park pass—for only $10.00. One […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Make National Park Reservations Now

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Make National Park Reservations Now With gas prices at record lows, expect a lot of travelers to hit the road this summer. A popular road trip destination? America’s amazing National Parks. If you plan on visiting a National Park this year, I’d recommend making reservations now (if you haven’t done so already) as they’re going […]

April 19-27, 2014 is National Park Week

Grand Teton National Park, as seen from the Grand Teton Lodge Company

Most people know that today is Earth Day, but did you know that this week—April 19-27, 2014—is National Park Week? Well it is, and that means seven more days (it’s more than a week, for some reason) worth of excuses to celebrate the spectacular and one-of-of-a-kind natural beauty packaged as America’s 58 U.S. National Parks. […]

Free National Park Entry for Veteran’s Weekend

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This Veteran’s Day weekend, all 398 of America’s national parks will be open and free to everyone. Paying respect to patriots who have served our country in uniform both past and present, the National Park Service invites everyone to head out doors and experience what our beautiful country has to offer. There are even special […]

Celebrating Namibia on World Rhino Day

The group in Yellowstone National Park (Photo: Kasey Austin | Austin-Lehman Adventures)

Say the words “conservation,” “wildlife protection,” or “sustainability” and you’re going to lose a lot of people. Not necessarily because they don’t care, but because let’s face it – it’s not a sexy topic. It can’t compete with something funny or entertaining because it quite simply is not. It takes time to process and understand, […]

Free Entrance to all National Parks on September 29

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The United States is home to 600 million acres of public land, some of which are the most vast and diverse spaces in the world. In honor of America’s open space, all 397 national parks will offer free entrance on Saturday, September 29 for National Public Lands Day.  The 19th annual event is an effort by the National Park […]