The Latest News & Views

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

  • You may have read about the imminent demise of the Flamingo Lodge in my earlier Traveler post or other sources. Well, the waiting is over. The building, which was hurricane-damaged beyond repair in 2005, has been demolished.

  • Alaska's Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is back in the news with the eruption overnight of Mt. Redoubt.

  • A summer vacation at the beach is hard to beat. And now the folks at Cape Lookout National Seashore are making it more affordable than in recent years.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

  • The recent article about the roughly 30 designations that are in play across the 391 units of the National Park System highlights just one of the disparities that exist among units. Another example is the uneven quality of the 391 units' websites.

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

  • It's that perfect season for cycling in Yellowstone National Park -- the roads have closed to over-snow traffic, plowing is under way, and public automobiles won't be allowed into the park's interior for a month or more.