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Friday, March 30th, 2012

  • While the fall leaf-peeping season is one of the most popular times to be in Shenandoah National Park, spring with its season of renewal is a close second.

  • As the Traveler's travel editor, I do my best to be in the right place at the right time.

    In early March 2012, award-winning travel journalist Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News, interviewed me to hear why off season is often a great time to visit a national park, especially if solitude is what you're looking for.

    After you've listened to the interview,

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

  • Some environmental heavyweights -- E.O. Wilson, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia A. Earle, Thomas E.

  • A proposal by the Obama administration to run a massive power transmission line across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area drew quick condemnation Thursday from the National Parks Conservation Association.

    “Today’s announcement by the Obama administration of the National Park Service’s 'preferred alternative' to allow massive 200-foot to

  • Carolyn Ward, chief executive officer of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, has been honored by the White House for her organization's efforts to get kids outdoors.

    Ms. Ward was one of 13 leaders recognized as [i][b]Let’s Move!