Trujillo Homesteads Named National Historic Landmark

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March 22, 2012

The Trujillo Homesteads, an early Latino settlement in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.  In December, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a preliminary report by the National Park Service that identifies a number of important historic and cultural... Read more »

Civil War Charleston: Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter

Len Cousineau
March 12, 2012

Every American school kid learns the basic facts about the Civil War, but people who want an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of American history and culture should revisit the Civil War as adults. Doing so by traveling to any of the 70 national park sites that detail aspects of the war may... Read more »

Call of the Wild Animals: Traveling to Great Congregations

Snow Geese

Donna Ikenberry
March 8, 2012

Watching animal life in the wild is always amazing, but recently I realized that seeing large numbers of animals, great congregations of them, is even more of a thrill. Take, for instance, sandhill cranes. They migrate in the thousands and can be viewed in many places throughout the country, including... Read more »

Loveland, Colorado: Romance, Culture and Wilderness

Loveland Colorado

Irene Middleman Thomas
February 14, 2012

Just like children have been sending letters to Santa in the North Pole for decades, thousands of folks send their Valentine’s Day cards to Loveland, Colorado to be restamped with the Loveland postmark. Since 1946, this farming community-turned-arts center has been known as America’s “Sweetheart... Read more »

100 Miles Around Yellowstone

100 Miles Around Yellowstone

February 2, 2012

Yellowstone is gorgeous, anyone traveling around the Northwest should make an effort to get there. The park is so big, however, that a plan is a good idea. Instead of the same old guidebooks, 100 Miles Around Yellowstone is all about the historic park. There is so much more to see beyond ‘Ol... Read more »

National Parks offer free admission Jan. 14-16

Martin Luther King

Trailer Life Magazine
January 13, 2012

Start your new year with a free visit to your favorite national park. All 397 national parks across the country will offer free admission from January 14 through 16 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Park Service announced in a press release. You can literally walk in Dr. King’s... Read more »

The Talk of Utah: Dead Horse Point

People have been talking about Utah's Dead Horse Point State Park for the past 10,000 years for good reason.

Donna Ikenberry
January 6, 2012

Although you may not guess it by its name, Dead Horse Point State Park is a delightful place. It sits atop a lofty mesa with see-forever views, stunning cliffs, canyon rims, fun and challenging mountain bike trails and hiking trails that lead to even more grand views. This is the place people have been... Read more »

This Land: Redwood National Park

The northern sea cliffs and southern bluffs offer another spectacular view.

Bruce Leonard Jr.
January 6, 2012

Visitors need not understand where one park ends and another begins to appreciate the cooperative management effort that allows one national park and three state parks on the western edge of Northern California’s Coast Range to function as an enormous and fascinating tourist destination. In 1923,... Read more »

Trailer Camping Near Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

December 20, 2011

Costal Acadia National Park was the first national park established east of the Mississippi River, and a great trip for trailer campers with an interest in history. Maine doesn’t get many outdoor lovers’ mojo working, but the East Coast offers some gorgeous sites intertwined with American... Read more »

Trailer Camping at Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

December 20, 2011

Anyone looking for a rustic rendezvous should look no further than Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. Established in 1975, the park was named for the voyageurs, French-Canadian fur traders who were the first European settlers to frequent the area. The park lies along the Canadian border,... Read more »

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