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National Parks

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  • Dec. 28 Letters: Fort Monroe

    Fort Monroe The Daily Press' Dec. 21 editorial on Gov. McAuliffe's decision to expand and unify Fort Monroe National Monument errs in several ways. The state's development of Wherry — the land to be added to the monument — is not "the most...
  • 15 occasions to mark history by the hundreds

    15 occasions to mark history by the hundreds
    Here are 14 centennials and one quincentennial (500) worth putting on your travel calendar for 2015.   Hakone Estate & Gardens One hundred years ago, Isabel and Oliver Stine of San Francisco started work on building an authentic replica of a shogun'...
  • Where Times readers are traveling in 2015

    Where Times readers are traveling in 2015
    From what you've told us, you're going places in 2015, from domestic destinations such as Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota to international locales like the European Arctic. Some are traveling to explore their family roots, including Roderick...
  • State council: Fort Monroe Authority closed meeting improperly

    State council: Fort Monroe Authority closed meeting improperly
    The closed-door meeting during which Fort Monroe Authority board chairman John Lawson disclosed a possible conflict of interest with The Chamberlin's expansion plans was convened in violation of state law, the state Freedom of Information Council said....
  • Myanmar and Thailand: Tour takes in-depth look at nature

    Myanmar and Thailand: Tour takes in-depth look at nature
    Natural Habitat Adventures’ 13-day tour of Myanmar and Thailand offers an in-depth look at the countries’ little-known national parks and wildlife reserves. Highlights include looking for rare wild langurs, or leaf monkeys, in Popa...
  • Five Great Weekend Getaways In New England

    Perhaps the single best thing you can do to beat the January blahs is book a weekend away. Don't stress yourself out trying to fit four days in the islands into a long weekend (really, all that time on the plane?). Think of something more manageable and...
  • Shaming kids into loving the outdoors won't work

    To the editor: Gary Ferguson's assertion that fear of nature keeps Americans indoors is elitist and lacks nuance. His argument is historically questionable — early accounts of Niagara Falls and Yellowstone reveal many points in our history in...
  • Another year well traveled; how about for you?

    Another year well traveled; how about for you?
    Every year should bring some memorable travel into every life. It can be as grand as reaching a distant mountaintop or visiting a country 10,000 miles away. It can be as small and quiet as reading a local newspaper in a distant coffee shop while the...
  • Signs of hope for endangered sawfish

    Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
    Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed. Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
  • California: Women's tour visits Palm Springs, Death Valley

    California: Women's tour visits Palm Springs, Death Valley
    Explore your own backyard on this six-day adventure trip planned for women. Organized by Canyon Calling Adventures for Women, an Arizona tour company, the "Desert Dreams" itinerary includes Palm Springs and Death Valley National Park. Participants will...
  • Dozens of tourists stranded by floods in Malaysian national park

    Nearly 60 foreign tourists are among almost 100 people stranded at a resort in a Malaysian national park lashed by its heaviest rainfall in more than four decades, staff said on Wednesday, and authorities are sending boats and a helicopter to rescue them....