6 Perfect National Park Dates for Valentine’s Day

Looking for the perfect date for Valentine’s Day? Plan an excursion to your nearest national park. Offering up a one-of-a-kind experience before a stunning backdrop, it’s an ideal venue for a romantic date for two. From spa treatments to stargazing, read on to learn more about the national parks that will help you have the … Continue reading 6 Perfect National Park Dates for Valentine’s Day

5 Insider Tips to Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter

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

America’s Parks Reveal a Different Kind of Thanksgiving

The day before Thanksgiving is typically a hectic day in America. Across the country, people are traveling, cooking, and making last-minute trips to the grocery store. However, this is not a typical year and we hope people are staying closer to home. But as we busy ourselves preparing for tomorrow’s (small) feast, we ought to … Continue reading America’s Parks Reveal a Different Kind of Thanksgiving

The 6 Best National Parks For Winter Fun

It's no secret that America's national parks are the premier outdoor destinations in the US during the summer, but that in-the-know will tell you (or maybe not if they want it to remain a secret) that these amazing places take on a completely new look during the winter. Spectacular prairies becoming cross-country skiing paradises, pristine … Continue reading The 6 Best National Parks For Winter Fun

Warm-Weather National Parks You Need to Visit

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 National Parks You Need to Visit

A Winter Solstice Ritual You Need to Know About

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

Sutro Baths was a test case for civil rights laws

Lands End Point (aka Labyrinth) in the Lands End District of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

In the summer of 1897, a young African American man filed a lawsuit against the former mayor of San Francisco Adolph Sutro - it was the first case to test California's recent civil right law. On several occasions, John Harris had been refused entry into the Sutro Baths because of his race. At the time, … Continue reading Sutro Baths was a test case for civil rights laws