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

White Sands is now our 62nd National Park

On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 was signed and the White Sands National Monument's name was "supercharged" and became our 62nd "national park". The park, located in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, is one of the world's great natural wonders.  The 275 square miles of sand … Continue reading White Sands is now our 62nd National Park

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

Chimani and Subaru Launch National Park App on Multimedia System

Yarmouth, Maine – October 15, 2019 – Chimani, Inc., in partnership with Subaru of America, Inc., announced today the launch of a new Chimani national parks app on all SUBARU STARLINK multimedia systems with cloud-based capability. The new Chimani app works in conjunction with the customer’s smartphone and operates from the vehicle’s touchscreen multimedia system. … Continue reading Chimani and Subaru Launch National Park App on Multimedia System

The Secrets of the Cosmos at Chaco Culture National Historic Park

If New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment,” then Chaco Culture National Historic Park is indeed magical. These ruins reveal the stories behind an ancient civilization, giving us a glimpse into how the Chacoans lived and thrived in the high New Mexican desert. Even better, the park offers ranger-led astronomy programs and is one of … Continue reading The Secrets of the Cosmos at Chaco Culture National Historic Park

8 Amazing National Parks for Families

Looking for an affordable, fun, and family-friendly vacation? Visit a national park! We’ve rounded up a list of national parks with kid-friendly hiking, fun activities, and enough adventure for the entire family. Here’s our pick for some of the best national parks for families. Acadia National Park Maine’s Acadia National Park offers several easy hikes … Continue reading 8 Amazing National Parks for Families

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