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

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

3 Beautiful Reasons I Fell in Love with St Croix

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

Introducing America’s Newest National Park: Camp Nelson

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

On and Off the Trail in Acadia: Brook Trout Fishing in Acadia National Park

A good friend of mine – and an incredible fly angler – once told me a story he called the evolution of the fly fisherman: When someone first learns to fish using a fly rod (and the same probably holds true of a spinning rod as well) they’re hell bent on catching a fish, no … Continue reading On and Off the Trail in Acadia: Brook Trout Fishing in Acadia National Park

Introducing Chimani Perks – a Savings Club for National Park Travelers

Save $200 on your next national park trip! WHY WE ARE EXCITED This week the team at Chimani is proud to announce the launch of their Chimani Perks a Membership Savings Club program for national park travelers, perfect for people planning to hit some parks this summer. To honor National Park Week, we are offering … Continue reading Introducing Chimani Perks – a Savings Club for National Park Travelers