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  • Big Sur. On a budget. It can be done.

    Big Sur. On a budget. It can be done.
    Sure, it costs nothing except the gas to drive stunning Highway 1 between San Simeon and Carmel, but hold on to your wallet if you want to stay in Big Sur. Accommodations aren't plentiful — and they can be pricey. Post Ranch Inn, for instance, can...
  • Beltzville State Park beach closed again by high bacteria levels

    Beltzville State Park beach closed again by high bacteria levels
    The beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County was closed Thursday until further notice because of high bacterial counts found in the water, according to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It is the second closure in a...
  • Get Outdoors Day prompts kids to head outside

    Get Outdoors Day prompts kids to head outside
    For many children, summertime means video games, computer time and new television shows. Children average 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen and are six times more likely to play a computer game than to ride a bike, the U.S. Forest Service and the...
  • Teen bitten by shark at Cape Henlopen

    Teen bitten by shark at Cape Henlopen
    Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, was standing...
  • Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach

    Need a sand bucket list for the best beaches in the nation? Start with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Honolulu beach was picked as the best in the nation, according to Dr. Beach, aka Stephen Leatherman, a professor at...
  • Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach

    Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach
    Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified,...
  • California: Shipwrecks? Pioneers? Free state park tours tell the tales

    Three Central California parks this month will hold free walks and talks to showcase their history as whaling points, pioneer settlements and public lands. It's a special year for California State Parks. The agency, which oversees more than 150 parks,...
  • Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism

    Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism
    Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Fish-for-Free on Memorial Day in Pennsylvania

    You can do more than just grill burgers and hot dogs this holiday. Memorial Day is Monday, and while we honor those who served and gave their lives for our country and way of life, we also use the holiday as the unofficial start to the summer season....
  • Paddleboarding event supports HopeWell Cancer

    Paddleboarding event supports HopeWell Cancer
    Stand-up paddleboarding might have a clunky name, but the sport has a passionate following that's growing in the Baltimore area. In September, more than 100 people gathered at Gunpowder State Park's Hammerman Beach in Middle River to participate in...