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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

  • Many writers have used national parks as settings for novels, but none have managed to do it more successfully or more durably than Nevada Barr.

  • There are raft trips, and then there are raft trips. Once upon a time the prime objective was to get wet and have fun while bucking rapids, but these days companies are getting more creative in the trips they offer.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

  • Though it's called the "Crystal Forest," it could just as easily have been dubbed "the wood lot" for all the slabs and trunks of petrified wood you'll find along this easy hike in Petrified Forest National Park.

  • Roughly 70 miles off the tip of Florida, Dry Tortugas National Park is not the easiest place to get to. But plan your trip with the following suggestions and you likely will be able to justify the expense getting there.

    What awaits you?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

  • A relentless barrage of Union cannon fire prompted the Confederate forces in Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Georgia, to surrender in April 1862.