The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 27th, 2009

  • So far, more than six hundred Traveler readers have accepted our invitation to view the extended version of the Marine Corps commercial “America’s Marines” and try to identify the NPS units visible in the scenes showing the Silent Drill Platoon as they toured and

  • Trying to individually sort through all of the data flowing across the Internet is impossible. Can't be done. There's just too much. So when you come upon a cool site, spread the word. Today the word is "VisitRainier."

  • Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek's paddling excursion on the Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument is underway.

  • Solitude. Who doesn’t treasure some from time to time? And some of the greatest draws of national parks is their peacefulness and the ability for you to pass through an entrance gate and escape the pressures of day-to-day life.

    Where can you find some of the best solitude in the National Park System? Read on for some of the Traveler’s top picks for solitude.
    [i]

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

  • Where do you draw the line when it comes to electronics in the backcountry of the National Park System? Does use of it reflect self-doubt about your abilities, or a savviness in putting the latest technology to work for you?