During Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time, you can discover the rich and historic connection between national parks and historic sites and Hispanic/Latinx heritage. And there’s always the opportunity to take a hike, watch wildlife, enjoy a picture perfect sunset, learn about the intersection of national parks, conservation and recreation with Park Rangers.
Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, is no more. Its new name is Palisades Tahoe, and it newly incorporates the adjoining ski/snowboard resort, which is no longer known as Alpine Meadows. The name change is the latest in a wave of rebranding of names which insult our Native American tribes, including renaming major sports teams.
The tourists have gone home, the kids have gone back to school, sweltering temperatures have tamed to tolerable levels, and hotels have reduced their peak summer rates. It’s an ideal time to enjoy the crisp autumn air and the technicolor palette that Mother Nature serves up each autumn. Here are my favorite places in the USA and Canada and for a fall getaway.
Some of the best reasons to visit national parks are the chance to spot wildlife, including bison, elk, bear, moose, wolves, eagles, trumpeter swans and more. Plus, of course, hundreds of species of birds. With more than 400 national parks and preserves in the National Parks System, there’s plenty of opportunity.
Indianapolis is justifiably famous for the Indy 500 race every Memorial Day weekend. It’s the oldest race in the USA – 2021 is the 105th running – and one of the most famous races in the world. But Indianapolis has a much more to offer, during Race Week or anytime of the year. Here’s why Indianapolis is on our list of where to go next.
The National Park Service has added more than a dozen new sites across the USA into the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. The new listings join nearly 700 other sites, programs, and facilities in the network which honor, preserve, and promote the history of resistance to enslavement through escape and flight.
The magical destination of Tahiti re-opened to international tourism on May 1, 2021. Here’s why you should put Tahiti on your bucket list, especially it’s most famous island, Bora Bora. It sparkles with its diverse marine life, rugged mountain landscapes thick with colorful flowers and deep green trees, and luxurious glass-floored bungalows that seem to float over pristine turquoise lagoons.