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Be Safe Hiking During Hunting Season

We’ve spoken in the past about the health benefits of hunting. The problem with hunting is the safety concern for folks out walking and hiking. But steps can be taken to make everyone safer.

November 18, 2022
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Stop Licking Toads, Says National Park Service

The National Park Service has asked visitors to please stop licking the Sonoran Desert toad. Licking it provides a psychedelic effect because it secretes a potent toxin.

November 11, 2022
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Plastic Makes up 81 Percent of Trash in National Parks

A new analysis looked at trash in the parks to see what people throw away. It focused on garbage picked up by volunteers in 44 spots within the parks between July and September. Plastic made up 81 percent of the trash.

November 4, 2022
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Last Minute Halloween Safety Tips

People go all out decorating for Halloween. They look wonderful! But 3,200 Halloween-related injuries are treated at hospitals annually, and Halloween decorations caused 770 house fires between 2014 and 2019. It's essential to be safe this year!

October 28, 2022
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Hiking Shoes vs. Boots: What’s Better for You?

The differences between hiking shoes and hiking boots aren’t simply a seasonal choice. Today, we’re looking at hiking shoes and hiking boots to help you decide which one is right for you.

October 21, 2022
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Most National Parks End Reservations

The national park reservation system that people called complicated has ended in most parks. Now that the busy summer season has finished, the parks are easing their restrictions.

October 14, 2022
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Yardwork Safety Tips Help You Enjoy Fall Clean-up

People don’t think about hurting themselves around their homes. When it’s a task like yardwork, it can seem routine. However, fall yardwork should come with some safety tips.

October 7, 2022
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Enjoy Exercising Outdoors During the Fall

It’s been a while since many of us exercised outside. Exercising outdoors requires a few steps to be safe and enjoyable. But it’s more fun than working out inside.

September 30, 2022
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See Fall Foliage for Free this Weekend

The beautiful fall foliage is here. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, all NPS sites are free this Saturday. The best park for leaf peeping is Acadia. It usually has a fee, so check it out now.

September 23, 2022
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Melting Roads in Yellowstone Are Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

In 2014, a major road in Yellowstone had to be closed when the asphalt softened, and oil raised to the top. Since then people have claimed roads melting in the park are precursors to an apocalyptic volcanic event.

September 16, 2022
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Go Hike the Long Trail

While many people are hiking the Appalachian Trail these days, fewer are traversing the Long Trail. It’s a 272-mile route that follows the crest of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to Canada.

September 9, 2022
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How to Have a Fun, Safe Labor Day

From health, to food, to heat, to travel to recreational activities, there’re a lot of ways a fun day can turn dangerous. With that in mind, here are a few tips to have a fun, safe Labor Day!

September 2, 2022
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National Parks Get Much Needed Funding

The massive climate bill that just passed will help the national parks. The bill includes over a billion dollars for the park to aid staffing, maintenance and shore up their climate change resistance.

August 26, 2022
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Save Yourself a Headache and Get Rid of Your Lawn

Do you hate mowing your lawn? Is it killing your water bill? Do drought rules mean you can’t water it, and it dies every summer? Get rid of it. You can enjoy your outdoor space more without a lawn.

August 19, 2022
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Three Die in Three Days in Glacier National Park

It’s not always a walk in the park when people go for, well, a walk in the national parks. Three hiking deaths occurred in Glacier National Park in three days.

August 5, 2022
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Recognizing the Signs of Heatstroke

We usually urge you to get outside on Fridays. But parts of the country are sweltering. Heatstroke can lead to death, so it’s essential to avoid it and recognize the symptoms to get help fast.

July 29, 2022
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How to Hike with Your Dog in Summer

At this time of year, people want to go walking and hiking with their dogs. There are some steps you must take and gear you have to bring to make sure your furry friend is safe and has fun.

July 22, 2022
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Yellowstone’s Flood, Yosemite’s Fire Highlight Threats to Parks

Getting out into the national parks is worth it. But unpredictable weather and fires are becoming more regular. Yellowstone's flood and Yosemite's fire are the most recent but not the first.

July 15, 2022
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Artist-in-residence Makes Beautiful Quilts at National Park

The National Park Service hosts artists through 50 residencies nationwide. Accommodations range from remote cabins to modern studios. Nancy Hershberger, an artist-in-residence, makes art quilts of views from national parks.

July 8, 2022
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Reality TV Show Leads Inexperienced Hikers into Serious Danger

The Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain is one of the hardest hikes in Phoenix, AZ. Eight people shooting a reality TV show climbed it with “no idea” and had to be rescued — five of them needing to be removed by helicopter.

July 1, 2022
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Yellowstone Has Partially Reopened

Yellowstone had to close after terrible flooding. Now the southern part of the park has partially reopened, but there are things visitors should know before heading to the park.

June 24, 2022
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National Parks Phasing Out Plastic

There’s good news for those who love the environment and bad news for those who tend to forget the water bottles at home. The National Parks are phasing out single-use plastic by 2032.

June 17, 2022
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Top Tips to Ward Off Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are unwelcome company that make yards less pleasant! Here are ways to make your yard less friendly for mosquitoes while remaining a wonderful space to enjoy.

June 10, 2022
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How to Use Sunscreen Better than You Do

Most of us don’t use sunscreen as well as we should and aren’t getting the sun protection we expect. In a survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S., 62 percent rated themselves as “excellent” at sun protection. But, their answers show otherwise.

June 6, 2022
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Three-day Weekends May Help Stress More than Vacations

This three-day weekend you should take the opportunity to relax, unplug and stop thinking about your problems. It can be even more beneficial for your health than a longer vacation.

May 27, 2022
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Visit a Superfund Site

The EPA’s Superfund program cleans up some of the most contaminated lands in the country. When they open to the public, they are gorgeous, safe parks meant to be enjoyed by everyone. You should go to one in your area!

May 6, 2022
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National Parks Struggle to Balance Fun and Conservation

It's a challenge to balance the national parks’ conservation efforts and people’s ability to enjoy them. For instance, because of wildfire risks, the National Park Service will not be allowing fireworks on July 4th over Mount Rushmore.

April 29, 2022
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Be Careful Hiking During Muddy Season

It’s Earth Day today, a great time to remember to take care of nature while enjoying it! Hiking on muddy trails can be slippery and lead to erosion, damaging the environment. With some tips, you can safely enjoy trails.

April 22, 2022
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National Park Week Kicks Off with a Free Day

Tomorrow, the national parks are having a fee-free day to celebrate National Park Week. It’s a presidentially proclaimed event that happens every year that we always look forward to!

April 15, 2022
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Pres. Obama Hosts National Park Docuseries

Next week, Netflix is releasing a new docuseries narrated by Pres. Obama about national parks around the world. It’s called Our Great National Parks, and it premieres on April 13.

April 8, 2022
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Twice-rescued Man Underscores Need to Be Prepared

One man’s recent hiking trip can teach us how not to get outdoors. He was so under-prepared for a hike he attempted earlier this month that he needed to be rescued twice in two days.

March 25, 2022
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Get Outdoors: the Light’s Great and the Weather’s Fine!

This is a call to action. The clocks changing means there are more daylight minutes in the afternoon. And most places are getting warmer. It’s time to get out there and enjoy being outside!

March 18, 2022
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Yellowstone Turns 150 This Month

On March 1, Yellowstone National Park turned 150 years old. The park is celebrating with different events and activities this month and throughout the rest of the year!

March 11, 2022
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Yellowstone Changes Wolf Hunting Rules

Yellowstone has recently changed its rules about wolf hunting. The Montana wildlife commissioners have moved to stop hunting gray wolves in south-western Montana once 82 have been killed this season.

February 18, 2022
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Volunteer to Get Out into the National Parks

But, instead of heading to one as a visitor, have you ever considered volunteering at a national park? Whether you’re helping to clean up, run a site, guide a tour or lend your time some other way, it’s great to get involved!

February 4, 2022
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Preparing for the Dangers of the Great Outdoors

While we advocate for visiting the national parks, we believe it’s important to remember that they are wild, dangerous places. With some helpful tips, you can make your day safer and more fun.

January 21, 2022
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National Parks Offer Five Free Days in 2022

It’s that time of year again! The time we tell you to mark your calendars to visit the national parks for free on certain days. There are 423 national park sites. Only 108 have a fee, but it can deter you from going.

January 7, 2022
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The Best National Parks to Enjoy in the Winter

Now is a great time to get out into the national parks and see beautiful winter sights. Some parks are even better now than they are in the summer months!

December 17, 2021
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Do You Want to Build a Snowman… for Fitness?

People talk about winter sports like skating and skiing. But they rarely pay attention to the workout you get from sillier activities! Sledding, playing with snowballs and building snowmen are forms of exercise that help you stay fit and enjoy the winter.

December 13, 2021
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Best Inexpensive Gifts for Hikers

We’re looking at some last-minute gifts you can buy for your hiking partner! These are stocking stuffers and smaller gifts that are wonderful ways to show you care. They’ll help your loved one enjoy time outside without breaking the bank!

December 10, 2021
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Pennsylvania and New Jersey May Soon Have First National Park

While it’s true that the country is filled with natural beauty, there isn’t a national park in every state. Pennsylvania and New Jersey may soon have their first national park if the Delaware Water Gap is reclassified.

November 19, 2021
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National Parks Are Still Booming

People are getting out into the national parks.

November 5, 2021
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Woman Jailed Over Grizzly Encounter

In May, a grizzly bear and her two cubs in Yellowstone came near a group of tourists.

October 15, 2021
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Why Fall Is the Best Time of Year for Hiking

Fall is the best time of year for hiking, and we wanted to review a few of the reasons!

October 8, 2021
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Hiking in Smoky Conditions? It Can Be Safe, but Should You?

We have seen a lot of tips about how to hike safely in smoky conditions and during fire season. While you can follow the rules to safely hike during wildfire season, is it right for you?

September 17, 2021
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Is the Solution to Overcrowding More Parks?

As children, we’re taught about supply and demand. If something is needed, you make more of it. National parks are seeing record-breaking numbers of visitors. Is it time for more national parks?

September 10, 2021
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Are We Abusing Our Parks?

Ever since social distancing rules came into place, the public lands have been inundated with visitors. With crazy weather, unfortunate events and bad behavior, the parks are under a lot of stress.

September 3, 2021
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See National Parks from Space!

NASA’s Megan McArthur has taught herself how to ID the national parks from 250 miles above the Earth. She is taking photos of them while on the International Space Station to give us incredible views.

August 13, 2021
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Visit a Farmers Market This Weekend

There are heatwaves and advisories all around the country. We understand that right now might not be the best time for you to be exerting a lot of energy outside. That’s why today, we’re focusing on farmers markets.

August 6, 2021
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Fighting Allergies to Enjoy Your Summer

We’ve been sharing some ways to enjoy time outside — and ways to stay cool inside if it’s just too hot to venture out! Now we’re looking at ways to beat your allergies so you can enjoy summer.

July 30, 2021
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GPS Leading People to Potentially Fatal Hikes

Before setting out for any hike, you obviously check the route. But, danger lies ahead for people who use Google Maps to hike to the top of Scotland’s highest mountain.

July 23, 2021
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House Cat Climbed New Hampshire’s Tallest Mountain

A hiking cat reached the summit of the tallest mountain in New Hampshire, and we couldn’t be more pleased for the feline. We love looking for inspiration to get ourselves moving, but it’s never come in the form of a cat before.

July 9, 2021
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Golfing Stunt Shockingly Underscores Importance of Respecting Parks

An Instagram vlogger, decided to hit a golf ball in all 50 states. Now, he faces up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine for breaking the leave no trace policies after teeing off in Yellowstone.

June 11, 2021
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How to Enjoy Crowded Parks

This summer is expected to “be the biggest season in the history of the Park Service.” The National Park Service has launched a program to help people prepare for a trip in this busy year. It’s called “Plan Like a Park Ranger.”

May 28, 2021
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Get Out for Date Your Mate Month!

When you are married or have a partner, date night may fall by the wayside. But dating, even when you are in a relationship, has health benefits! Many places have reopened, and if you are still uncomfortable, picnics and outdoor dinners are great!

May 21, 2021
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Some National Parks Will Require a Reservation

If you are planning a trip to a national park this summer, you should plan ahead. Many have changed their policies because of COVID-19. And some are using a reservation system.

April 30, 2021
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Celebrate National Picnic Day with Four On-the-go Salads!

This Friday is National Picnic Day. The weather is beautiful, and it’s time to get outside. Sometimes you don’t have any interest in grilling or making a complicated picnic meal. If you want to enjoy something delicious and easy, these salads in jars are perfect.

April 20, 2021
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National Park Attendance Plunged in 2020

In 2020, the national parks opened and closed, over and over again. National Park Service has reviewed the data. Park attendance was incredibly low last year. The number of visitors dropped by nearly a third, down to 237 million.

March 12, 2021
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Mark Your Calendar for Free National Park Days in 2021

The U.S. has 418 national parks. Most are free, but 109 have admission can be expensive but have beautiful sights! That’s why we appreciate the free days. Six are happening this year, including a new free day that hasn’t occurred before!

January 8, 2021
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National Parks Receive Funding for Improvements, a New Free Day!

There's some great news for national parks: for years infrastructure including bathrooms, bridges, roads and more have needed help. New funds are giving a huge boost to those projects and adding an annual free day!

August 21, 2020
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What to Expect If You Visit a National Park

While gyms are closed, we need exercise and to breathe and some relaxation. Visiting a national park can be a wonderful break. But, things are different in the time of COVID-19.

August 7, 2020
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Iceland Encourages America to Scream for Health

Iceland is suggesting people use screaming therapy to ease anxiety and the other mental health impacts of the pandemic. And, they’ve made a site so that we here in America can join in the activity.

July 24, 2020
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Why Bug Spray Is an Absolute Must this Summer

Every summer, it’s essential to wear bug spray and take other precautions to avoid being bitten. But this summer, two specific illnesses are worrying health professionals.

July 23, 2020
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Is a Safe Trip Possible?

Many families enjoy trips in the summer, especially family reunions. This year, with COVID-19 outbreaks around the country, that’s more difficult. Here's how to evaluate your risks and make your plans.

July 13, 2020
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How to Gather Responsibly and Have Fun

It's essential to be as safe as possible while meeting up. If you follow guidelines you can make spending time with family and friends safer this holiday weekend and all summer.

July 1, 2020
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Ninety-Year-Old Lady Climbs “Mountain” on Stairs for Charity

Niney-year-old Margaret Payne decided to climb Scotland’s Suilven mountain to raise money for charity. But she did it differently: she took the stairs.

June 22, 2020
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Best Approach to Being Out in the Sun

Many of us are slowly reemerging into the sun having been indoors. No one has a “base tan.” So, what is the best way to get some fun outside and a little vitamin D without coming to harm?

June 19, 2020
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Two Grandmothers Hike to Avoid Loneliness

Two women were missing their grandchildren. But, concerned about the risk of contracting COVID-19, they have stayed away. The friends decided to go for a hike. But it wasn’t just any hike.

June 12, 2020
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Have You Made a COVID-19 Bubble?

We are all sick of staying away from other people. We need contact. That’s how the idea of COVID-19 bubbles started. The “bubble” means only hanging out with a couple of people who all agree to follow the same safety precautions.

June 10, 2020
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Experts Want Us to Go Outside

For months scientists have warned us to stay inside as much as possible. However, their understanding of COVID-19 is ever-growing. After months of being told the safety place was our home, it seems that just being out is quite safe.

May 15, 2020
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Travel Expected Not to Suffer but Change

A new survey showed that a third of Americans plan on traveling once they are free from containment. Companies are trying to figure out a way forward. Traveling in the future will look different from what it was.

May 8, 2020
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Attractions Offer Digital Tours so You Can Visit from Home

We want to get out into the world mentally if not physically, and that is why we were thrilled to see many museums, theme parks and zoos offering more accessibility to all of us.

April 10, 2020
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Avoid Cruise Ships This Spring

For inter-generational trips, cruises are always an exciting go-to vacation. But, as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread — and is now officially recognized as a pandemic — the government is warning families away.

March 13, 2020
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Last Stop in Wyoming

This will not be our last day out on the road trip, but we are entering the final state in the union. We are excited to be visiting Wyoming, with so much to see and do!

January 17, 2020
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“Rolling” Into Fun in America’s Dairyland

We are thrilled to be back on the road after the holidays, and we’re so pleased to be rolling into Wisconsin. From national parks and Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to giant cows and buildings shaped like castles and space ships, we want to see it all!

January 10, 2020
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How to Walk Safely in Winter

Getting outside is important. You don’t have to go on a ride to see nature, you just have to walk out your door. Much of the country has snow and ice and, this week, we are reviewing some safety tips for walking in winter.

January 3, 2020
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You Might Want to Ditch Wet Wipes for Hands

Antibacterial hand wipes serve many purposes. We love them during cold and flu season. They are an excellent tool for staying healthy throughout the winter. However, they aren’t great for hands.

December 6, 2019
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Travel Tips for the Holidays for Older People

Visiting family is fun and rewarding, but it can be stressful for both your mood and your body. Between the change of routine, weather and company, it’s a prime time to get sick or injured. It’s essential to take care of yourself.

November 22, 2019
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Country Roads Take Us to West Virginia

As we pull into the mountain state, we’ll be belting out the John Denver song. It’s going to be in the 50s this weekend, and we want to get out and see the sights in the gorgeous state that inspired the perennial favorite song

November 15, 2019
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See Wonderful Spots in Washington

Well known for its gorgeous vistas, beautiful evergreen forests and Puget Sound, we can’t wait to breathe the air in Washington. We decided that, for this trip, we’re avoiding Seattle. The famous city has many things we want to see, but we want to explore the rest of the state.

November 8, 2019
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Virginia Is for Everyone!

Virginia is filled with historic and beautiful sites we want to visit. In addition to the traditional places, we want to hit slightly odder spots. We want to see live mermaids, dinosaurs playing a role in the civil war and the world's oldest edible ham!

November 1, 2019
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Get Outside and Visit Vermont

We’re pulling into the green mountain state. We’re so pleased to be tourists here while the weather is still warm and we can see the last of the fall leaves and so many outdoor attractions!

October 25, 2019
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Join Us in Utah

By the numbers, Utah is an excellent place for us to visit. The state has two National Recreation Areas, seven national monuments and five beautiful national parks. But, we also want to visit some spots a little off beat.

October 18, 2019
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Everything is Bigger in Texas

We are so pleased to be rolling into Texas! This far south, we are bound to be enjoying warm weather for the weekend, which is great because we want to get outside. We're going to see some nature, history and culture. And, see how things really are bigger in Texas.

October 11, 2019
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We’re Dancing Our Way into Tennessee

We are so excited to be heading to Tennessee! We want to head outside, learn history and dance. As music lovers, we are thrilled to visit; Tennessee is the home state of much of America's musical history.

October 4, 2019
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So Much to See in South Dakota

We are so pleased to be rolling into South Dakota! We will be visiting Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and more beautiful monuments that mark America’s history. We’ll also be spending large amounts of time in the state’s gorgous parks. And, of course, we will be hitting tourist spots.

September 27, 2019
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Ocean, Art and Roadside Attractions in South Carolina

Fall officially begins on Monday, but it’s still hot in South Carolina. We want to soak in the sun before the cold season. We’re heading to the beach for a dip, to Columbia for outdoor art and a roadside spot with a storied past!

September 20, 2019
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Water, History and Leaves in Rhode Island

This week we are headed to Rhode Island, and we could not be more excited! The country’s smallest state is jam-packed full of exciting things to do and see. From history, to nature to apple picking, there is so much going on in Rhode Island.

September 13, 2019
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Hitting the Road in the Keystone State

We are in Pennsylvania this week on our digital trip. Trips to PA require visits to the Liberty Bell and historic sites, including Gettysburg. They are can’t miss attractions, but we’re interested in the slightly more offbeat destinations.

September 6, 2019
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Follow the “Trail” in Oregon

This week, our car is entering Oregon, known for beautiful vistas, the westward expansion and quirky towns. We’re excited as we enter the three-day weekend! It’s a time to relax, breathe out and get back into fun. We are looking at a great mix of manmade fun and gorgeous nature that will please everyone in your group!

August 30, 2019
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Visit Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain

As most of us stay near our own neighborhoods much of the time, it can be easy to forget just how large the U.S. really is. We’re thrilled to be in Oklahoma this week to marvel at the beauty of the Great Plains and learn more about our nation’s history.

August 23, 2019
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Fun Near the Center of the World

We’re heading to the Center of the World today. That's the name of a town in Ohio. The sign has been stolen many times, but we’ll be sure to take a photo as we cruise by on our virtual road trip. The weather all over the state looks to be in the mid-80s this weekend. We’re going to cover ourselves in sunscreen and get out there.

August 16, 2019
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Be a Tourist in North Carolina

North Carolina has so much to draw you in with historic sites, natural beauty and fun attractions and is a tourist-friendly destination with wonderful guidebooks and web resources to plan a whole trip. We love those classic destinations. But, here are a few more offbeat places like the Road to Nowhere, the fictional town of Mayberry and crazy roadside attractions.

July 26, 2019
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More to New York than a City

“I love New York” isn’t just a catchphrase, people really do love the state. In fact, it’s the fifth most visited state by tourists. New York City is the most visited city in the U.S. But, we’re looking outside of the Big Apple for things that you might enjoy.

July 19, 2019
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History, Aliens and Breathtaking Vistas

Getting outside is good for your physical and mental health, it lets you unwind, relax, get fresh air and get your heart pumping with more walking than you usually might do. So, let's plan a tour of New Mexico, a state bursting at the seams with Native American history, beautiful nature and odd pieces of Americana.

July 12, 2019
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Science, History, Farming and the Shore in New Jersey

Our road trip is heading to New Jersey this week. The state is so much more than the Shore. We are going to see history — from farms to inventions. We'll enjoy great corn and tomatoes. And, yes, we'll make a stop at the Shore for beautiful architecture and a historical roadside attraction.

July 5, 2019
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Stop By New Hampshire for Patriotic Sights and More this July 4th

Come see the state as we march toward the country’s birthday!

June 28, 2019
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Five Stops on a Trip to Nevada Away from City Lights

Enjoy this digital trip to Nevada!

June 21, 2019
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Four Sites of History and Nature in Nebraska

When you’re in America’s heartland, it’s hard to miss the stunning beauty.

June 14, 2019
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Four Fun Manmade Spots to See in Montana

We hope you enjoy our digital trip to Montana and that you enjoy it even more if you go in real life!

June 7, 2019
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June 24, 2022
Yellowstone Has Partially Reopened

Yellowstone had to close after terrible flooding. Now the southern part of the park has partially reopened, but there are things visitors should know before heading to the park.

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June 17, 2022
National Parks Phasing Out Plastic

There’s good news for those who love the environment and bad news for those who tend to forget the water bottles at home. The National Parks are phasing out single-use plastic by 2032.

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June 10, 2022
Top Tips to Ward Off Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are unwelcome company that make yards less pleasant! Here are ways to make your yard less friendly for mosquitoes while remaining a wonderful space to enjoy.

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June 6, 2022
How to Use Sunscreen Better than You Do

Most of us don’t use sunscreen as well as we should and aren’t getting the sun protection we expect. In a survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S., 62 percent rated themselves as “excellent” at sun protection. But, their answers show otherwise.

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May 27, 2022
Three-day Weekends May Help Stress More than Vacations

This three-day weekend you should take the opportunity to relax, unplug and stop thinking about your problems. It can be even more beneficial for your health than a longer vacation.

Get Out There
May 6, 2022
Visit a Superfund Site

The EPA’s Superfund program cleans up some of the most contaminated lands in the country. When they open to the public, they are gorgeous, safe parks meant to be enjoyed by everyone. You should go to one in your area!

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April 29, 2022
National Parks Struggle to Balance Fun and Conservation

It's a challenge to balance the national parks’ conservation efforts and people’s ability to enjoy them. For instance, because of wildfire risks, the National Park Service will not be allowing fireworks on July 4th over Mount Rushmore.

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April 22, 2022
Be Careful Hiking During Muddy Season

It’s Earth Day today, a great time to remember to take care of nature while enjoying it! Hiking on muddy trails can be slippery and lead to erosion, damaging the environment. With some tips, you can safely enjoy trails.

Get Out There
April 15, 2022
National Park Week Kicks Off with a Free Day

Tomorrow, the national parks are having a fee-free day to celebrate National Park Week. It’s a presidentially proclaimed event that happens every year that we always look forward to!

Get Out There
April 8, 2022
Pres. Obama Hosts National Park Docuseries

Next week, Netflix is releasing a new docuseries narrated by Pres. Obama about national parks around the world. It’s called Our Great National Parks, and it premieres on April 13.

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March 25, 2022
Twice-rescued Man Underscores Need to Be Prepared

One man’s recent hiking trip can teach us how not to get outdoors. He was so under-prepared for a hike he attempted earlier this month that he needed to be rescued twice in two days.

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March 18, 2022
Get Outdoors: the Light’s Great and the Weather’s Fine!

This is a call to action. The clocks changing means there are more daylight minutes in the afternoon. And most places are getting warmer. It’s time to get out there and enjoy being outside!

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March 11, 2022
Yellowstone Turns 150 This Month

On March 1, Yellowstone National Park turned 150 years old. The park is celebrating with different events and activities this month and throughout the rest of the year!

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February 18, 2022
Yellowstone Changes Wolf Hunting Rules

Yellowstone has recently changed its rules about wolf hunting. The Montana wildlife commissioners have moved to stop hunting gray wolves in south-western Montana once 82 have been killed this season.

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February 4, 2022
Volunteer to Get Out into the National Parks

But, instead of heading to one as a visitor, have you ever considered volunteering at a national park? Whether you’re helping to clean up, run a site, guide a tour or lend your time some other way, it’s great to get involved!

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January 21, 2022
Preparing for the Dangers of the Great Outdoors

While we advocate for visiting the national parks, we believe it’s important to remember that they are wild, dangerous places. With some helpful tips, you can make your day safer and more fun.

Get Out There
January 7, 2022
National Parks Offer Five Free Days in 2022

It’s that time of year again! The time we tell you to mark your calendars to visit the national parks for free on certain days. There are 423 national park sites. Only 108 have a fee, but it can deter you from going.

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December 17, 2021
The Best National Parks to Enjoy in the Winter

Now is a great time to get out into the national parks and see beautiful winter sights. Some parks are even better now than they are in the summer months!

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December 13, 2021
Do You Want to Build a Snowman… for Fitness?

People talk about winter sports like skating and skiing. But they rarely pay attention to the workout you get from sillier activities! Sledding, playing with snowballs and building snowmen are forms of exercise that help you stay fit and enjoy the winter.

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December 10, 2021
Best Inexpensive Gifts for Hikers

We’re looking at some last-minute gifts you can buy for your hiking partner! These are stocking stuffers and smaller gifts that are wonderful ways to show you care. They’ll help your loved one enjoy time outside without breaking the bank!

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