Visit a National Park Without Getting Off the Couch

Grand Canyon ©kashyap_hc First Google Maps brought Street View to the Amazon, then to the Great Barrier Reef. Now, granola bar company Nature Valley is bringing the trail to your computer screen with...

U.S. National Parks Free This Weekend

Visitors on Boardwalk Mammoth Springs ©Bernt Rostad In an effort to get more people to America’s national parks ”” and to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. ”” the National Park Service...
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Do You Know What “Backpacking” Really Means?

Forum goers over at LonelyPlanet's ThornTree forums have gotten into a rather heated discussion over the meaning of the term "backpacking". Who knew there was so much confusion over such a fundamental word in...