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National Parks

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  • Vietnam biking trip not just for bikers

    Vietnam biking trip not just for bikers
    Most bike tours are all about the biking, making them not all that attractive as a getaway if your traveling companion(s) don't bike. Not so with the Vietnam — Coastal Exploration package from Ride & Seek, an Australian company. Sure, there's plenty...
  • Fort Monroe progressing with property transfers

    Fort Monroe progressing with property transfers
    HAMPTON — Virginia owns land along the Chesapeake Bay it wants to hand to the federal government, and state officials may agree to pay for land they believe the state already owns. Fort Monroe is steeped in some of the country's richest history,...
  • Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say

    Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say
    A Hampton Roads icon, Old Point Comfort's The Chamberlin, is planning to expand, officials of the Fort Monroe Authority disclosed Thursday -- and then hastened to say it has nothing to do with them. The former hotel is now a senior living center...
  • The great fear of the great outdoors

    The great fear of the great outdoors
    Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation's history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it. We have a growing intolerance for inconvenience, a feeling well captured by the...
  • For future generations

    When the U.S. Army decommissioned Fort Monroe and began the transfer of ownership to the commonwealth, a great debate emerged over how best to protect the property for future generations. No public body was eager to accept the financial obligations...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs

    Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs
    They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool. Yet not all of Yellowstone's famed thermal pools...
  • Letters: Pinnacles National Park deserves a better picture

    Uninspired choice of Pinnacles photos Regarding "Vision in Spires," by Rosemary McClure, Nov. 16: Of all the photos taken in Pinnacles National Park the Travel section could have chosen, the one selected shows someone ignoring the experience by being on...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is the Virginia Supreme...
  • 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...