I must admit—I have a soft spot for the Virgin Islands. My grandmother lived on the U.S. Virgin Island of St Croix for over 30 years. Whenever my family and I visited her, I was enchanted by the palm trees, the bright blue water, and the casual, Caribbean vibe that permeated the island. The last … Continue reading 3 Beautiful Reasons I Fell in Love with St Croix
National Park of American Samoa National Park of American Samoa is not only one of the least visited national parks, but it’s also the only U.S. national park south of the equator. And it’s the perfect place to shake off seasonal affective disorder. Located on three different islands, this national park has coral reefs for … Continue reading Warm-Weather Parks You Need to Visit
Have you been to Yellowstone National Park in the summertime? If so, you know it’s a popular place to be. Summertime in Yellowstone means good weather, longer days, and pleasant temperatures. On the flip side, it also means crowded campgrounds, congested roadways, and lots of people. In contrast, the winter months in Yellowstone are peaceful, … Continue reading 5 Insider Tips to Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter
Located in the Northwestern part of New Mexico, there’s no denying that Aztec Ruins National Monument is a special place. But the name “Aztec Ruins” is a bit of a misnomer. Early white settlers to the region believed that the ruins had been populated by the Aztec people—the nearby town and the ruins were named … Continue reading A Winter Solstice Ritual You Need to Know About
Five weeks ago, a new national park joined the ranks of our National Park Service system: Camp Nelson National Monument in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The park, located about 20 miles south of Lexington in Jessamine County, commemorates the African American soldiers who resided at Camp Nelson during the Civil War. Originally established as a Union Army … Continue reading Introducing America’s Newest National Park: Camp Nelson
The day before Thanksgiving is a hectic day in America. Across the country, people are traveling, cooking, and making last minute trips to the grocery store. But as we busy ourselves preparing for tomorrow’s feast, we ought to take a moment of pause to ask ourselves—what does Thanksgiving mean to us? The answers are sure … Continue reading America’s Parks Reveal a Different Kind of Thanksgiving
In today’s current political climate, the midterm elections are as important as ever. And for national park advocates, voting can have an impact on the parks that we all enjoy.