Petroglyphs and Pictographs: Southwestern Rock Art

Petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock

Christine Goodier
September 11, 2012

We love the Southwest,” my brother said when I told him over lunch that my husband, Bob, and I were planning our first cross-country motorhome trip to the Four Corners region. “You should visit the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center near Cortez, Colo. We’ve gone on digs there,” he said. “Be... Read more »

Mount Hood, Oregon: Five Fabulous Day Trips

Mount Hood Oregon

Karen Lee Ensley
April 23, 2012

Wy’east and his brother, Klickitat, sent great clouds of black smoke and streams of liquid fire in a vicious rivalry over beautiful Squaw Mountain. According to Native American legend, the brother mountains growled and hurled hot rocks setting the forest on fire and sending the people into hiding.... Read more »

National Historic Landmark Photo Contest Underway

National Historic Landmark Photo Contest

July 26, 2010

They are places where Americans have a great time, like the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster in San Diego, and places where great Americans have lived, like Albert Einstein’s house in Princeton, New Jersey. America’s 2,470 national historic landmarks are tangible elements of our past – and... Read more »

Truman Home Reopens After Six Month Renovation

Truman Home

June 4, 2010

The Truman Home (at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Mo.) has reopened for public tours after six months of renovation. New heating, ventilation, cooling and fire suppression systems were installed since October of 2009 when the home was closed. Extensive repair to historic... Read more »

National Park Getaway: George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace

February 19, 2010

The first president of the United States was not born at a spa, but you might think so from the tranquility and rejuvenation you’ll experience on a visit to his birthplace. This plantation situated along the Potomac River on the Northern Neck of Virginia appears as this week’s National Park... Read more »

National Park Getaway: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

January 28, 2010

In less than three weeks, figure skaters will be spinning, lugers sliding, and skiers racing cross-country and whizzing down-mountain for gold. That metal – even when not in the form of a medal – can inspire people to leave home, travel great distances, and perform Olympian feats like climbing... Read more »

National Park Getaway: Steamtown National Historic Site

January 20, 2010

SCRANTON, Pa. – Steam rises around you. A giant turntable revolves. Excitement simmers in your chest. It might sound like you’re dancing the night away at a trendy club, but the turntable before you (used for positioning locomotives) isn’t manned by a DJ, and here, steam creates power,... Read more »

National Park Getaway: Golden Gate National Recreation Area

January 16, 2010

Hearing about the plight of natural areas around the world-areas invaded by non-native species, sullied by pollution, and beset by a host of problems linked to climate change-can create a feeling of helplessness. One may hardly know where to start when confronting global phenomena. You’ll find... Read more »

National Park Getaway: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

December 16, 2009

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – “Remember the Alamo!” Many travelers to San Antonio already do; they know before they arrive that they want to visit this site, which gained fame during the Texas Revolution. They may, however, appreciate a reminder to remember the Alamo’s four sister sites,... Read more »

National Park Getaway: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

December 4, 2009

SALT FLAT, Texas – Within driving distance of El Paso, Texas, and Carlsbad, N.M., the land, with its golden undertones and shades of brown, rises into what looks like the ramparts of a mythological fortress: the limestone bulk of El Capitan. This geologic formation, true to its name, resembles... Read more »

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