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Best National Parks To Avoid the Crowds

From snow-capped glacial peaks to meandering coastal shorelines and from white sand deserts to steep gorges and canyons, some of America’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions are found within its extensive national park system. Most people know about the popular and … Continue reading

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Discover & Explore Northern Arizona

There’s much to see and do in Northern Arizona in addition to the Grand Canyon, particularly if you have an interest in Native American history and culture. Flagstaff is also a jumping off point for day trips to see ancient … Continue reading

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Lesser Known National Park Gems

Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes more than 400 places, scores of lesser known sites that will reward a visit—and are far less crowded than big-name parks. Add an extra … Continue reading

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50 Places to Discover in an RV

You might have read it or seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Sometimes the best adventures are those in your own backyard. Here, … Continue reading

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Top 5 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here’s my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours? 5. … Continue reading

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Utah: Five Spectacular National Parks

Utah’s five national parks have it all. You’ll see unique soaring spires, towering pinnacles, sandstone canyons, and intricately eroded arches of sculptured stone for starters. Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef National Park splashes color for 100 miles from its … Continue reading

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Links to the Past: Petroglyph National Monument, NM

Petroglyph National Monument contains over 7,000 acres of a volcanic basalt escarpment made from ancient lava flows, known as the West Mesa. The monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources, including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites, … Continue reading

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Extreme Land: El Malpais National Monument, NM

Located in the high-desert country between lands belonging to the Zuni, Ramah Navajo, Laguna, and Acoma nations, El Malpais National Monument is a relative newcomer to the National Park System. Known as “the badlands” in Spanish, El Malpais was used … Continue reading

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Inscription Rock: El Morro National Monument, NM

“Paso por aqui, el adelantado Don Juan de Oñate, del descubrimiento de la mar del sur a 16 de Abril de 1605.” Translated, the inscription proclaims: “Passed by here, the expedition leader Don Juan de Oñate, from the discovery of … Continue reading

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Arizona State Park Saved: Homolovi Reopens

In an earlier post (Homolovi, AZ: What’s in a Name?), I reported that cooperation between the Hopi Tribe and Arizona State Parks would soon result in the reopening of Homolovi Ruins State Park. The Hopi entered into a one-year agreement … Continue reading

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