Creating a Cultural Legacy: The Artists of the U.S. National Parks

You know that story about the person who visited a U.S. national park and felt unimpressed? Yeah, me neither. Ever since these lands were preserved and made accessible to the public, they’ve been captivating...
A black bear surrounded by tall, green plants.

Searching for Bears in Shenandoah National Park

A warm, dense fog encapsulated us, clouding every lookout point and, at times, limiting our view to just 10 feet in front of our car. Though disappointed to be visiting a park chock-full of...

The American West and Its Wild Places

“As we passed on, it seemed those scenes of visionary enchantment would never have an end.” Meriwether Lewis spoke this sentence in 1804 as he ventured deeper into what was then unknown wilderness. It was...

A Photographer’s Journey to Capture the Wonder of America’s National Parks

When Rob Decker’s daughter got married five years ago, his life changed in more ways than one. Yes, his family was doubling in size, but what Rob hadn’t realized was that by agreeing to handle...

Tips for Touring Tribal Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: A Q&A with Rick...

Arizona native Rick Quinn calls his new book, “RoadTrip America Arizona & New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips,” a “distillation of a lifetime of experience and almost half a million miles of travel by...

From the Dunes to the Bells

As the Rockies descend from Canada, their summits rise across vastly different regions of the American West. Colorado holds some of their most splendid peaks and valleys, as well as one of the range’s...

A National Park First-Timer’s Guide

So, you’re finally doing it. Maybe you’ve been motivated by the current administration’s attacks against our public lands and want to see them for yourself. Maybe you’ve taken inspiration from the various guides we’ve...

The View Out the Window: Driving through America’s National Parks

I didn’t visit my first national park until I was 22. I grew up in southern Ohio, and while there were several national parks within driving distance, my family always opted for vacations to...

Guide to California’s National Parks

California features the most national parks of any state in the U-S of A, so it can be tough to choose between them. If you’re taking a trip to the Golden State and are...

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