| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Somewhere in the high desert of eastern Nevada, a few turns off Route 50 — "the loneliest road in America" — a station wagon sat parked by the side of the highway. Before it lounged a young couple on red lawn chairs. A crudely painted wooden...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 6:49 AM
March is a good month to think about the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Eastern Maryland, the first national park site named after an African American woman. Harriet was born in March, made up her mind to flee slavery in...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Author and former Pan Am flight attendant Wendy Knecht will read from her book, "Life, Love and a Hijacking," focusing on the iconic airline, its history and her life as a flight attendant.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at...
| Mar 22, 2015
Right now, Mt. Rainier is snoozing under a thin blanket of snow that probably won't be gone until after summer officially arrives. But as it melts, it's setting the stage for a short but spectacular show.
Beginning in mid- to late July, wildflowers...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:06 PM
Writing letters since: The early 2000s, mainly for the Chicago Tribune. Writes about a variety of issues in Illinois from gun control to health care costs. Her biggest concern is climate change, saying, "It upsets me that people don't realize...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:15 AM
When Simon Beck stomps through fields of fresh snow, art happens.
In his first trip to North America, the British snow artist was invited by Banff Lake Louise Tourism to create a series of large-scale designs in snow. Beck has been making snowflakes,...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:07 AM
Many might consider Florida the tourist capital of America, but when it comes to visiting major U.S. landmarks, a recently released "ultimate road trip" guide shows a quick trip through the Sunshine State.
Michigan State University computer scientist...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Small-ship travel company Adventure Canada has rounded up three Canadian authors for its first "floating book club," which is set to sail around remote parts of Newfoundland and Labrador in July.
Doug Gibson, who wrote "Stories About Storytellers";...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 8:02 AM
Everglades National Park has a Big Day Birding Adventure March 14, where the public helps count birds within the park's varied habitats.
Meet at the Anhinga Trail parking area at 8 a.m. Be prepared to drive your car more than 40 miles to Flamingo,...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:01 AM
There's a curious mix of passengers aboard the Denali Star as the whistle blasts twice and the train pulls away from the Anchorage depot, beginning its journey north to Fairbanks on a 12-hour trip that packs in a lot of Alaska for passengers.
| Mar 9, 2015
| 7:25 PM
The National Park Service will focusing on gaining a footing at Fort Monroe before staff makes expanding the monument a priority, according to the service's northeast regional director.
Still, calls from preservation advocates and Virginia Gov. Terry...