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National Parks

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  • Two friends scale El Capitan, climb into history by their bloodied fingertips

    Two friends scale El Capitan, climb into history by their bloodied fingertips
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A day after completing what had been considered the world's most difficult rock climb, two Americans who spent 19 days living on a sheer granite wall said they hope their feat inspires others to follow their own...
  • Boston, Chicago lead in ratings of extra-large U.S. hostels

     Boston, Chicago lead in ratings of extra-large U.S. hostels
    If saving money trumps luxury amenities when you're on the hunt for lodging, hostels can be a good choice. While at one time staying in a hostel meant sharing a dorm with strangers, it's now possible in some locations to get private rooms. Hostelworld.com...
  • Australia's Tasmania, Kangaroo Island offer pure, strange delights

    Australia's Tasmania, Kangaroo Island offer pure, strange delights
    Australia is about three-quarters the size of the United States, but with 24 million people versus our 318 million. What this means is that a huge part of the continent is unfamiliar to most people, even some Australians. And one of the lesser-known...
  • Tweeting along the way, man close to completing 'world's hardest' climb

    Tweeting along the way, man close to completing 'world's hardest' climb
    Hands torn and bleeding, the second of two men attempting a grueling climb up a half-mile of sheer granite in California's Yosemite National Park cleared one of the ascent's most difficult stretches after days of failed attempts and waiting. Growing...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    JAMES CITY — 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Virunga' details a complicated story of oil exploration in Congo

    'Virunga' details a complicated story of oil exploration in Congo
    When filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel first arrived in eastern Congo to film what ultimately became the Oscar-nominated documentary "Virunga," he'd hoped to showcase an inspiring story of about 500 lionhearted park rangers who risk their lives to protect...
  • A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...
  • 2015 fee-free days at Everglades National Park

    2015 fee-free days at Everglades National Park
    The National Park Service will offer free admission to Everglades National Park and other U.S. National Parks on nine days in 2015, according to a release. In 2015, visitors can explore for free the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States...
  • Free entry, special programs at Everglades National Park for President's Day weekend

    Free entry, special programs at Everglades National Park for President's Day weekend
    It's going to be a beautiful weekend here in sunny South Florida.  If you're looking for fun things to do outdoors over the long President's day weekend, enjoy free entry at Everglades National Park and all 405 U.S. National Parks on Saturday through...
  • Free entrance to national parks during Presidents Day weekend

    Free entrance to national parks during Presidents Day weekend
    National parks will waive entrance fees Saturday through Monday in honor of Presidents Day weekend. It's the longest fee-free period of the year for national parks. The free admission applies to more than 400 parks nationwide, including Yosemite, Joshua...