When everyone in the nation is trying to get across the state or country to be with family and friends on the same couple of days, there are bound to be issues—even if things are mostly working out in your favor. But you needn’t subject yourself to complete misery. Here …keep reading
Steven Veit clearly remembers his first volunteer vacation, in 2008. Recently retired, he’d decided to embrace his love of nature by joining a trail-maintenance trip with the Sierra Club, one of America’s first service-trip coordinators (it began offering them in 1958).
His destination? Arizona’s Saguaro National Park—a sweeping …keep reading
Decaying stone walls surround you as you walk through darkened hallways, passing by the rusted doors of small cells. Prisoners once lived here in total isolation, with little to do but think about the path that led them there. It has been decades since Pennsylvania’s Eastern State Penitentiary housed prisoners, …keep reading
Stroll the streets of Ithaca, N.Y., and the town’s impressive beauty quickly comes into focus. A creek tumbles down a 20-foot waterfall and rushes into the heart of downtown. Independent boutiques and art galleries line the pedestrian mall, while the stately architecture of Ithaca’s higher-learning institutions rises nearby. Surrounding it …keep reading
National Wildlife Refuge Week, held annually during the second full week of October, celebrates the world-class recreation brought to Americans by the National Wildlife Refuge System, the nation’s largest network of public lands and waters managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
National wildlife …keep reading