These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks and None of the Crowds

Every year from Washington to Virginia and Montana to Arizona, throngs pour into U.S. national parks and preserves to climb towering cliffs, hike through misty forests, and capture the perfect selfie at the grandest of canyons. Widespread appreciation for protected lands is a good thing, but national parks’ overwhelming popularity also has downsides. There are […]

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Dreams Fade Into Nightmare in a Thor Motor Coach

So much for the lure of the open road. Bill and Jennie Mangan (pictured above) say their dream of spending the first 10 years of joint retirement traveling the country in their luxury motor coach quickly faded beneath a cloud of diesel fumes pouring into their bedroom at night as leaking hydraulic fluid seeped into […]

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A Photographer’s Guide To The American West

From west to east and north to south, we have toured and photographed numerous National Parks Service sites including national parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national seashores, and national historic sites and parks. These parks offer a cross-section of the best of the best for scenic beauty and historic significance across America. The most […]

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Better in the Bluegrass: Kentucky Launches Culinary Trail at 9 State Parks

The Kentucky Department of Tourism, recently launched a new culinary trail linking Kentucky State Parks, called “Better in the Bluegrass.” The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet says the Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail includes nine parks offering different authentic meals that represent their region. To highlight what is special about different regions of the state, a group […]

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