Outdoors, in the majesty of the national parks, masterpieces are created by artists drawn to nature's beauty.
Some stories, whether focused on travel or a specific issue, deserve a longer treatment.
Andersonville National Historic Site is a sad reminder of the Civil War. It's so well interpreted, it's been called the South's Holocaust Museum.
It was a (hopefully not) one of those once-in-a-lifetime visits to a far off national park, and I was flat on my back. That, however, was not all bad at Virgin Islands National Park on the Caribbean island of St. John, where basking under the February sun on the sugar-sand beaches in between snorkeling adventures is de rigueur. Preferably with a cool drink in hand and a rattan mat beneath you.
Pinnacles National Park took 125 years to become the nation’s newest designated parkland. But it took immensely longer for the mountains to arrive at the present location 40 miles southeast of Salinas, California.
Suzanne Ditmanson, wife of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson, talks about her National Park Service life. How did her husband's career affect her and their children?
“What good are national parks?” This is a question often raised by the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party when faced by non-utilitarian public land use.
Congress, not the Obama Administration, must shoulder the blame for the 16-day closure of the National Park System last month, according to a recent survey of voters.
It's been quite a month or so here at National Parks Traveler, with a new look and new features to grow your national parks community.
Nearly 3 million visitors explored Zion National Park last year...but they saw only a fraction of it.
Fall might seem an unusual time to paddle the Buffalo National River, but you can be rewarded with incredible solitude and beauty.
In this, part two of her series on walking Le Chemin de St. Jacques in France, Danny Bernstein travels the second half of her month-long journey along one of France's national trails. Fall is firmly setting in, painting its colors along the countryside.
Our National Park System has become a bloated, underfunded, kowtowing shadow of the ideal for which it was created, according to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, who lays out his case in a report that casts a withering portrait of Congress as a poor overseer.
Le Chemin de St.Jacques in France, also the Grand Route 65, is a pilgrimage and hike, a segment of the El Camino de Santiago. You walk through forests and villages and past farms. This is part 1 of the 440-mile trail.
Sometimes what seems like a great idea gets shot down before it's launched. That's the case with our members-only giveaways.
In the wake of the recent closure of the National Park System, park supporters should redouble their efforts to build a country in which reliable long-term investment in our parks is part of a broader recommitment to our nation’s public interest.
Just off shore from Marseille lie two jewels of the French national park system, one a national monument that lives immortally in literature, the other a national park comprised of four islands.
The National Park Service has a serious image problem, part of it earned, and part of it manufactured, that it needs to address.
There is only one word to describe Zion National Park in the fall and that is, magical. Or, would it be majestic?
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A smug, biting, and sarcastic roster of Republicans bashed National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis during a hearing Wednesday into how the Park Service handled the closure of the park system in the wake of the federal government's partial shutdown.