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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Park Photos: "Share the Experience" Winners

The amateur shutterbug contest brought out some stunning snapshots View gallery »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

It's not so dry 'round Yosemite National Park. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Lassen Camping Program: RentMyTent

New Lassen Camping Program: RentMyTent

Would you love to have your tent all ready when you arrive? You got it. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sequoia National Park's First-Ever Dark Sky Fest

Sequoia National Park's First-Ever Dark Sky Fest

The park gathers Milky Way buffs and big tree fans for a sparkly starry night. Read »

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy Birthday, Crystal Cave

Happy Birthday, Crystal Cave

The subterranean favorite marks a milestone and readies for summer. Read »

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Parks + Kids: A New Initiative

National Parks + Kids: A New Initiative

National Park Foundation and Disney want young people to enjoy the outdoors. Read »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Beasties and Beauty: National Park Week

Beasties and Beauty: National Park Week

Pay tribute to our wild places, and get in for free during the opening weekend. Read »

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 7:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

I Heart Parks: Get the Guide

I Heart Parks: Get the Guide

Sunsets, waterfalls, views: Find where to take your love in a national park. Read »

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Days in Nature's Splendor

Free Days in Nature's Splendor

Does your favorite national park have a get-in fee? It'll be waived for a weekend. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.