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New National Park: Fort Monroe

New National Park: Fort Monroe November 8, 2011 | Travel News, USA | Read More
There is a new national park in town, thanks to President Obama. Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia finally made the cut as a National Park on November 1st, making it the 396th park in the US system and the first during Obama’s presidency. The new national park, named after U.S. President James...

Help Avoid Goat Gorings By Peeing Off Trail

Help Avoid Goat Gorings By Peeing Off Trail July 25, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Aside from getting caught with your pants down, there is a very valid reason for not peeing near a trail in Olympic National Park in Washington state. According to msnbc.com, park officials are asking visitors to refrain from urinating along backcountry trails so they don’t attract mountain goats....

Shark Versus Giant Crocodile – Who Won?

Shark Versus Giant Crocodile – Who Won? July 12, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Though it’s not nearly as awesome as this footage of a shark jumping out of the water and tearing a 747 out of the sky, tourists recently visiting Australia’s Kakadu National Park were in for one of nature’s more unusual spectacles. At Kakadu, you can view a wide spectrum of Australia’s...

Free National Park Admissions Through April 25th

Free National Park Admissions Through April 25th April 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
What better way to spend the weekend with the family than at a national park? The nature captured in a single setting often provides for an escape from the big city and the stresses of daily life. Nature enthusiasts rejoice – declared to be ‘National Park Week’, April 17th through the 25th will...

National Parks on the New ‘America the Beautiful Quarters’

National Parks on the New ‘America the Beautiful Quarters’ March 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The U.S. Mint will be issuing a new series of quarters featuring the country’s national parks and forests starting April 19 this year. The  last 50-state quarter program generated an enormous interest, with nearly half of the country participating in the coin collection, according to US Mint surveys....

Historic Airplane Hangar Bounces Back As Trampoline Park In San Francisco

Historic Airplane Hangar Bounces Back As Trampoline Park In San Francisco March 26, 2010 | San Francisco, Travel News | Read More
A historic former airplane hangar in San Francisco is scheduled to spring into new life this August as House of Air, a new indoor trampoline park.  The former hangar is one of 469 historic structures within the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation...

Winter in Yosemite: Why You Should Visit Off-Season

Winter in Yosemite: Why You Should Visit Off-Season December 24, 2009 | Offbeat, Yosemite | Read More
To most, Yosemite National Park is a summer destination… Hiking. Camping. Grassy meadows. Feathery waterfalls. And it’s really a pity, because there are so many reasons to visit Yosemite National Park in the winter. During the off-season in Yosemite, it’s not uncommon to have this beautiful...

Camp Treats: What Would Teddy Roosevelt Eat?

Camp Treats: What Would Teddy Roosevelt Eat? July 13, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was one of America’s great conservationists. His efforts helped develop what would one day become the National Park Service (NPS), which was formally established on August 25, 1916. Teddy enjoying himself It’s really quite a legacy,...

Top 40 Favorite Hikes of All Time

Top 40 Favorite Hikes of All Time April 24, 2009 | Active/Outdoors, Around the World | Read More
To cap off green week on the NileGuide blog, I present my top 40 favorite hikes of all time. I’ve attempted to include a good balance of trails in North America and around the world, and to feature hikes that take in mountains, canyons, culture, jungle and tundra. I hope you enjoy, and please...
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