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National Parks

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  • Travel deals with biking and more

     Travel deals with biking and more
    Families planning vacations for the year might want to think about kicking things up a notch with a trip that emphasizes physical activity. Trek Travel, which specializes in bike tours, has a variety of family trips for 2015, some that include...
  • 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...
  • A Tennessee family adventure

    A Tennessee family adventure
    Driving into Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on the main road called the Parkway, the sheer number of attractions that can entertain a family is mind-boggling. As far as the eye can see, there are diversions beckoning you and your kids to stop and give them a try....
  • New national park highlights Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb

    New national park highlights Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb
    Want to take a long road trip halfway across the country to see where the atomic bomb was born? It doesn't sound like the makings for a typical summer getaway, but the newly created Manhattan Project National Historic Park may change all that. The park,...
  • Gray wolf travels more than 500 miles, then gets shot in Utah

    Gray wolf travels more than 500 miles, then gets shot in Utah
    Long trip, sad ending. A 3-year-old female gray wolf, after traveling more than 500 miles from Wyoming, was shot and killed in southwestern Utah after a hunter apparently mistook her for a coyote, state officials said Monday. The wolf had been radio-...
  • 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'...
  • Readers share their 2014 travel highlights

     Readers share their 2014 travel highlights
    I spend most of the year telling you about my travels, so I always enjoy the opportunity to turn that around and hear about your journeys. I recently wrote of my 2014 travel highlights, both big and small. Readers poured in their recollections, and here...
  • Chilling on Alberta high country slopes

    Chilling on Alberta high country slopes
    In Alberta's high country, where the Trans-Canada Highway unfurls between Banff and Lake Louise, the Rockies march shoulder to shoulder flanking the road, peaks bristling, glaciers sparkling. The place looks so good in summer it's practically a traffic...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • BLM rejects application for Silurian Valley energy project

    BLM rejects application for Silurian Valley energy project
    The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
  • Disney tops Facebook's most checked-into places in 2014

    Disney tops Facebook's most checked-into places in 2014
    Facebook users post about their day spent with Mickey Mouse more than visits to New York City, the Grand Canyon or the Vegas Strip.  Data released by Facebook's analysts reveal that out of the social network's one-billion-plus active users, Disney...