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National Parks Traveler Podcast

Jun 25, 2023

A winter heavy in snowfall has slowed the start to the wildfire season across parts of the West, although the return of the El Niño weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean could reverse that start and contribute to another smoky summer in the National Park System west of the Continental Divide.

Climate change, coupled...

Jun 18, 2023

There always seem to be calls to expand the National Park System. And those calls always spur a number of questions. 

Why does the National Park System need to be expanded? What sites might be considered for expansion? Can we even afford to expand the system? After all, as the Traveler frequently points out,...

Jun 11, 2023

You likely know that Dry Tortugas National Park houses Fort Jefferson, which served as a Civil War-era prison with a community for soldiers, civilians, and slaves.
Were you aware that hidden remnants of a hospital and graveyard have been found nearby — offshore — adding to the puzzle of life and death in the...

Jun 4, 2023

It’s summer. Not officially, but close enough. Many schools have already taken the next few months off, others will soon join the summer break.

Summer for many is the peak travel time. Parks are a great destination, whether in summer or just about any other month of the year. To help you come up with some ideas of...