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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

  • Despite the relaxed tropical connotations "Hawaii" might conjure, those who head to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park without preparing adequately for the trip could run into problems.

    During the year-end holidays, hundreds of hikers braved a 10-mile roundtrip trek over jagged terrain to witness molten lava cascading into the Pacif

Monday, February 20th, 2012

  • Editor's note: The Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations. Starting in 2012 we'll be rolling out travel stories on international park destinations, but we're also christening this weekly roundup on park news from countries other than the U.S. Stay tuned for more on global parks.

  • A Maryland man has been handed $5,000 in fines and restitution costs, placed on 18 months probation, and banned from hunting on federal lands for shooting a mare on Assateague Island National Seashore.

    The sentence was handed to Justin Eason, of Easton, Maryland, by U.S.

  • The Ahwahnee Hotel, the flagship lodging in Yosemite National Park, has numerous public safety issues revolving around seismic stability and fire protection for guests and employees.

  • Officials at the Vicksburg National Cemetery, located on the edge of Vicksburg National Military Park, have released the results of an extensive study of a group of unmarked graves discovered in the cemetery in 2010.

    Vicksburg National Cemetery occupies 116 manicured acres high above the Mississippi River.