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Monday, April 2nd, 2012

  • A relentless barrage of Union cannon fire prompted the Confederate forces in Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Georgia, to surrender in April 1862.

  • Development and population density around units of the National Park System greatly outpaces that occurring around other parts of the country, according to a Montana State University study.

    It certainly would seem only natural that units of the park system would attract people who want a park in their backyard.

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

  • Editor's note: In 2012, the Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations with travel features and this weekly sampling of global park news.

  • There's a friendly, comfortable feeling about Smokemont Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Children race around on bicycles and adults visit with their camping neighbors. Two young men struggle to keep their fire going; it's clearly their first time camping.

  • They're not the most opulent rooms in Yellowstone National Park, but they're well-located and only $99 a night through May 24.

    The Frontier Cabins that carry this special pricetag are located at Lake, next to the grand hotel.

    Built in the 1920s, all of the Frontier Cabins have been renovated within the last