The Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina interprets a fascinating story of the best of American ingenuity, grit and perseverance. Through talks, exhibits, a movie and just walking, visitors can feel the elation felt by Wilbur and Orville Wright when their plane first stayed in the air for 12 seconds.
Some stories, whether focused on travel or a specific issue, deserve a longer treatment.
Every year, thousands of pairs of feet anxiously scurry across more than 14 miles of Yellowstone National Park’s iconic, wooden boardwalk system, eager to ferry their owners to an up close and personal glimpse of hundreds of natural hydrothermal springs, geysers and waterfalls.
As this is the third straight wet, cool May in the Rockies, perhaps it's no surprise that David and Kay Scott were snowed upon during their visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The two spent two nights at Grand Canyon Lodge to update their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.
Across the National Park System there are successes to note in pulling species back from the brink of extinction. But there also are stories to lament.
True, May might be a bit early to visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but David and Kay Scott, on the road to update their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges, found the month perfect for a stop there.
Having left Canyon de Chelly National Monument behind, our lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, have settled into rooms on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
American Rivers: Bridge Proposed for St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Imperils 'Wild and Scenic River'
Efforts to gain approval for a four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River not only represent a significant threat to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, but if successful would set a dangerous precedent for Wild and Scenic rivers nationwide, according to a national rivers advocacy group.
Lack of public education and illegal entry were blamed Tuesday when officials at Ozark National Scenic Riverways were confronted with a report that said they are not properly caring for the national treasure.
Planning a trip to Zion National Park? Let Traveler help you plan some of your exploration of this southwestern Utah wonder with our checklist to the park.
Ruminating On Unexploded Ordnance, Climate Change, And Maintaining Winter Access To Yellowstone National Park
One doesn't typically worry about coming across an unexploded howitzer round when visiting a national park. But it could happen at Yellowstone National Park.
After leaving Mesa Verde National Park, David and Kay Scott, on the road to update their guidebook, "The Complete Guide To the National Park Lodges," made a stop at Canyon de Chelly National Monument for a stay at the Thunderbird Lodge. It is one of their favorite destinations in the Southwest.
Greetings from Far View Lodge in Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park. It is early in the season and the park’s campground doesn’t open until later in the week. An added bonus of an early visit is a reduced entrance fee; $10 as opposed to $15 during high season.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina travels the length of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Danny Bernstein, the author, walked the beach and reports on her experience. This is part two.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina travels the length of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Danny Bernstein, the author, walked the beach and reports on her experience. This is part one.
Though few people seem to know or care, Michigan's long-ago abolished Mackinac National Park was America's second national park. Yellowstone got there first, but not by much.
En route from Big Bend National Park to Mesa Verde National Park to work on updating their national park lodging guidebook, David and Kay Scott managed to squeeze in a side-trip to Fort Davis National Historic Site.
How much should the National Park Service rely on technology to connect visitors to the national parks once they reach a park?Cellphonesign.jpg
The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.CUVA-BaldEagleNestingNPS.jpg
Big Bend National Park is an expansive, wild park full of adventure and surprises. After all, it's not every park where you'll spot a cougar walking across the patio of your lodge.