America’s national parks are gorgeous and beloved. But they’re also crowded: The National Park Service recorded nearly 331 million recreation visitors in 2017, just shy of its record-breaking year in 2016. You may even encounter traffic jams in the most popular parks—and that’s after paying the entrance fee …keep reading
If you’re tired of looking at brake lights and buildings, clear your mind with a drive on one of our favorite scenic roads. These unforgettable routes take you around mountains, along the coast and through national parks. No one will ask, “Are we there yet?” when the drive is the …keep reading
The mighty Missouri. The mighty Mississippi. The mighty Yukon. The U.S. has a mighty lot of mighty rivers. The main stems, or trunks, of 38 rivers in the United States are at least 500 miles long. They and other rivers bring clean drinking water, economic health, food for many native …keep reading
Spring break! School’s out and the temperature’s rising—it’s an ideal time for you and the clan to go exploring. So pile into the minivan to visit a nearby city, or fly somewhere on your collective bucket list. Like it hot? Hit the beach! Cold? Many ski slopes still have great …keep reading
America’s national wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, and more than 200 of the refuges were established especially to protect, manage and restore the habitats of migratory birds.
“Millions of acres of wetlands, forests, grasslands, deserts and swamps—professionally managed to …keep reading