Packing a backpack is the art of fitting as much functionality into as little space as possible, bringing along the best, lightest tools to ensure a fun, safe and memorable journey. And that’s the exact approach that Chimani has taken in creating Version 3.0 of its outdoors apps for iOS and Android, now available for … Continue reading Chimani Leaps Forward with Version 3.0 for Android, iOS
There's always a few days each year when it's free to get into the U.S. National Parks, but 2016 is no ordinary year: it's the centennial of the National Park Service. And all Americans (and visitors to the U.S.) can help celebrate on the 16 (!) days in 2016 when it will cost zilch to spend … Continue reading What a Way to Celebrate a Centennial: Free Parks Days in 2016!
"That's so cool." Jason Howell, TWiT-TV co-host of the All About Android podcast, neatly summed up the experience of live streaming Chimani's apps from the Cloud via Google's new App Indexing/App Streaming technology during an interview this week with Chimani co-founder and chief technology officer Shaun Meredith. Focused on "the big news story this week" -- … Continue reading Chimani App Streaming Wows Android Experts
Snow means shutdowns at the many national parks that go into hibernation for the winter, but for a select few parks the fluffy white stuff is a harbinger of action, not rest -- an opportunity for visitors to slip on their skis or snowboards for some alpine adventures. Three U.S. national parks include ski areas, facilities that … Continue reading Hit the Slopes at These National Parks This Winter
If your Thanksgiving feast includes turkey, cornbread, pumpkin, squash, and beer, you're eating a pretty similar meal to that enjoyed during the first celebratory meal shared by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe in 1621. Visitors to Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum near the original site of the Plymouth Colony, can still enjoy a traditional meal on … Continue reading Good Gravy! Top Turkey Day Destinations in the National Parks
Admission to U.S. National Parks is free today, Nov. 11, in honor of Veteran's Day. It's one of just a handful of free parks days each year, and the last one of 2015. Please take some time out of your day to thank a military veteran for their service, and use the opportunity to reflect … Continue reading Celebrate Veteran’s Day at a National Park
Remember when you were a kid and every cloud looked like a cat, or a bear, or your Uncle Louie? You can play a similar game at Bryce Canyon National Park, where the awe-inspiring Bryce Amphitheater is filled with towering "hoodoos" in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes. The Paiute Indians believe the … Continue reading See Bryce Canyon with the Eyes of a Child
Death Valley National Park is the biggest national park in the contiguous United States, but it also includes a tiny little satellite location in the neighboring Amargosa Valley that's well worth a visit. Actually, let's amend that: the Devil's Hole unit of Death Valley National Park is kind of a dud, even if it is … Continue reading Ash Meadows: The Mojave’s Miracle Oasis on the Doorstep of Death Valley
You know what's spooky? How quickly a community can go from thriving to desolate -- and we're not just talking about the fictional, zombie-plagued world of "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" here. The U.S. is dotted with ghost towns, and while some of them were "never-was" places, others are disturbing reminders of … Continue reading National Park Ghost Towns: Halloween Haunts and History, Too!
A library may seem like the polar opposite of the great outdoors, but children's librarians know that getting outside in the fall can enhance learning, from reading a book in a park to exploring the natural world described in the pages within. "The best way to experience the beauty of fall is to strap on your hiking shoes … Continue reading Chimani is for Kids, Too!