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New England's Best Outdoor Adventures

March 30, 2012
Whether you prefer to hike, bike, kayak, or canoe, here's how to experience the best outdoor adventures in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine. [Read More]

More California state parks to remain open–only 15 of 278 still scheduled to close

March 29, 2012
By Bob Difley. In a previous post on efforts to keep California State Parks open I commended the good work by Ruth Coleman, her staff, and others to keep parks open by going the extra step, being creative, and thinking outside the box. Well, some good news came today when Michael Harris, the acting chief deputy [Read More...]

Myrtle Beach adds zipline, NASCAR attraction

March 20,2012
Free-falling from a 60-foot tower, slipping down an oceanfront zip line or fighting through a curve in a car once driven by a NASCAR great are among the new attractions that will greet visitors to Myrtle Beach during a new beach season.
There are also improvements to one of the area's most popular piers and, for a change of pace, a year-long celebration [Read More]

Which Southern city has the tastiest food?

March 19, 2012
Earlier this year, we asked you to vote for the best food destinations in the South. Now that a whopping 519,729 votes have been cast, Senior editor Paula Disbrowe weighs in on the surprising winner and nine other destinations with amazing hometown flavor. Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a $2,500 cash prize for a trip to any Tasty Town of your choice! [Read More]

Durango's Old-Fashioned Charm

March 17, 2012
Durango is a little town nestled in a valley of southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains. It's the kind of place where it's easy to imagine Butch and Sundance galloping off with a Pinkerton posse on their heels.

But this is no ordinary Old West town. For one thing, it's got a 130-year-old super-attraction that draws 140,000 visitors a year - close to 10 times the number of people who live here. [Read More]

Cherry blossom festivals a rite of spring

March 15, 2012
It was a simple ceremony on the northern bank of Washington's Tidal Basin, attended by only a few people.
First lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador to the United States, planted two Yoshino cherry trees, part of a gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan to the United States...[Read More]

Washington, D.C.: 5 Best Places for Photography

March 12, 2012
You'll always find postcard-worthy views at these five best places to shoot photos in D.C. Forget your itinerary, forget your underwear, but don't forget your camera when visiting Washington, D.C. Whether you shoot from above, below, or head on, you can't lose when it comes to these five best places to take photos in D.C. [Read More...]

The Newest National Historic Landmarks Are...

March 7, 2012
Ken Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior, announced the designation on Tuesday of 13 new historic landmarks in 9 different states.
In a press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Salazar said, “Each of these landmarks teaches us about the history of our land, our people, and our nation... [Read More]

Yellowstone Campgrounds Start to Reopen May 4

March 5, 2012
Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the concessioner that runs lodges, restaurants and activities in Yellowstone National Park, says it will start opening campgrounds there in early May, The Associated Press reported. Campgrounds start to open on May 4 with the Madison Campground, followed by Fishing Bridge RV Park on May 11. The park itself reopens to automobiles [Read More...]

10 great places to explore America with Larry the Cable Guy

March 2, 2012
Larry the Cable Guy says he was astonished when he was asked to host a series for the History channel. "It would be like Charlie Sheen doing commercials for eHarmony," says Larry, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney. But the blue-collar comedian says the show, Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy, has been a great fit, letting him explore the grandeur and oddities of the nation. He shares some favorite spots with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY. [Read More]