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Visiting Chile’s Route of the Parks

Patagonia awes all who visit — whether they’ve come for the famous Torres del Paine route or another wild trek, to stay at an estancia and ride horses or explore the region’s glacier-fed lakes. Now, Chile has taken the Patagonia experience to the next level with the opening of a new route of epic proportions. Officially named La Ruta de los Parques, the Route of the Parks blazes a trail through the pristine and remote landscapes of Chilean Patagonia that have never been accessible before. Whe...
Tags: Travel, National Parks, Chile, Antarctica, Patagonia, South America, Parks, All, Cape Horn, Andes, Patagonian, Kris, Puerto Montt, Paine, Appalachian Trail, Patagonia Park


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 1/18 – 1/24

This weekend is Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday! Which means most of us will have a long weekend, which sounds great. We found a good array of fun events to attend, including some Martin Luther King, Jr celebrations. Hope you all have a great weekend. Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a c...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Washington, National Parks, Bellevue, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Martin Luther King, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Martin Luther King Jr, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Tallulah


5 ways to experience Montana

5 ways to experience the best of Montana By: Shar Riley The National Parks Road Trip Musts History & Culture Wildlife Food & Drink #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/1-LeadImage-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/1-LeadImage-1200x900.jpg') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.clo...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Montana, Anaconda, US, America, History, Culture, Wildlife, National Parks, Wyoming, North America, Continental, Yellowstone, Livingston, Yellowstone National Park


Peneda-Gerês is the only national park in Portugal. And it’s incredible.

Peneda-Gerês is the single greatest national park in Portugal. It wins on a technicality, being that it’s the country’s only national park. But there’s a certain magic to the mountains and valleys of northern Portugal where Peneda-Gerês lies, snuggled up against Spain, that makes calling it the greatest feel apt nonetheless. Gerês, as it’s known locally, spans roughly 270 square miles of oak and pine forests, granite cliffs, peat bogs, marshes, rivers, and lagoons between the Castro Laboreiro...
Tags: Travel, Spain, National Parks, Portugal, Porto, Braga, All, Roman, Campo, Santa Maria, Vila, São Bento, Viana, Rolf, Homem, visiting Portugal


Next to National Parks, a Winter of Worry

Towns like Estes Park, Colo., wonder how long they can survive the shutdown.
Tags: News, National Parks, Trump, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Monuments and Seashores, Estes Park Colo, Rocky Mountain National Park (Colo


Inside the Shutdown: What’s Happening in Shenandoah and the Smokies?

Since the partial government shutdown began three weeks ago, visitors to the national parks have been greeted by empty fee stations and red-lettered notices posted to entrance gates. The notice advises visitors to “use extreme caution” and that “any entry… is at the visitor’s sole risk.” While many national parks, including Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains, remain open to the public, National Park Service (NPS) personnel have been furloughed and thereby unable to provide guidance, as...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Virginia, Environment, Sport, Cycling, National Parks, SNP, Interior Department, Issues, Great Smoky Mountains, Political, National Park Service, Daniel Smith, Nps, Interior


Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims

The park said that an unspecified number of its spiky-leafed trees had been destroyed by visitors during the shutdown.
Tags: News, California, National Parks, National Park Service, Joshua Tree National Park, Trees and Shrubs, Shutdowns (Institutional, Monuments and Seashores, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Joshua Tree National Park (Calif


Over 80 US government websites have become insecure or completely inaccessible because there are no workers there to update security credentials

More than 80 US government websites have now become either insecure or inaccessible due to the sites not updating a security credential known as a TLS certificate, according to a report by Netcraft. Sites impacted include the likes of NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the US Court of Appeals. Most of these affected sites will allow users to proceed past the security warning page, but that can leave users vulnerable to cyber attacks. The US government shutdown has taken a toll on pub...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, National Parks, US Department of Justice, US Court of Appeals, Netcraft, Netcraft Sites, US Court of Appeals Most


Did Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park Cut Down Trees During the Government Shutdown?

The iconic wilderness area fell victim to staff shortages caused by the budget standoff in Washington.
Tags: News, National Parks, Joshua, The Other 98, Federal Government Shutdown


The Joshua Tree Fiasco Is Why Parks Should Be Closed During the Shutdown

In a bizarre decision on Wednesday, Joshua Tree National Park reversed course on closing its gates, despite clear evidence visitors are destroying the park’s namesake trees, illegally camping, and off-roading.Read more...
Tags: Science, National Parks, Bad Decisions, Shutdown, Public Lands, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park


Why You Need to Ask Why

Some years ago, there was a big problem at one of America's most treasured monuments -- the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. Simply put, birds, in huge numbers, were pooping all over it, which made visiting the place a very unpleasant experience. Attempts to remedy the situation caused even bigger problems, since the harsh cleaning detergents being used were damaging the memorial. Fortunately, some of the National Parks managers assigned to the case began asking WHY -- as in "Why was th...
Tags: America, National Parks, Washington Dc, Innovation, Best Practices, Jefferson Memorial


A Shut Down Government Actually Costs More Than an Open One

Sending workers home, not collecting fees and not paying bills on time all come with a cost, which escalates every day President Trump and Congress fail to reach a deal to reopen federal agencies.
Tags: News, Congress, National Parks, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Federal Budget (US, Government Contracts and Procurement, Monuments and Seashores


Joshua Tree national park announces closure after trees destroyed amid shutdown

Maintenance and sanitation problems also reported 18 days after government shutdown furloughed the vast majority of park staffFor 17 days, a host of volunteers and a skeleton staff kept the trash cans and toilets from overflowing at Joshua Tree national park.But on Tuesday, 18 days after the federal government shutdown furloughed the vast majority of national park staff, officials announced that vandalism of the park’s distinctive namesake plants and other maintenance and sanitation problems wil...
Tags: California, Environment, World news, US news, National Parks, Public Lands, Joshua Tree


Joshua Tree National Park to close because Trump's shutdown led to damage

Trump's government shutdown, now on day 17 and counting, has led to the closure of Joshua Tree National Park. The park announced today, Tuesday January 8, that it will temporarily close “effective 8 am on Thursday, January 10, to allow park staff to address sanitation, safety, and resource protection issues in the park that have arisen during the lapse in appropriations.” Officials at the popular California park say some of the iconic desert trees (Yucca brevifolia) and other ancient element...
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Joshua Tree national park to close after trees destroyed amid shutdown

Maintenance and sanitation problems also reported 18 days after government shutdown furloughed the vast majority of park staffFor 17 days, a host of volunteers and a skeleton staff kept the trash cans and toilets from overflowing at Joshua Tree national park.But on Tuesday, 18 days after the federal government shutdown furloughed the vast majority of national park staff, officials announced that vandalism of the park’s distinctive namesake plants and other maintenance and sanitation problems wil...
Tags: California, Environment, World news, US news, National Parks, Public Lands, Joshua Tree


Man dies in Yosemite during shutdown

National parks might not be fully operational during the government shutdown, but that isn’t stopping people from visiting them and injuring themselves while doing so. On Christmas Day, a man died after he fell into a river in Yosemite National Park, just three days into the government shutdown. Andrew Muñoz, supervisory public affairs officer for the National Park Service, told Outside that the park’s emergency center received a 911 call about a male visitor with a head injury above Nevada F...
Tags: Travel, News, Yosemite, National Parks, Government Shutdown, National Park Service, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Andrew Munoz, Nevada Fall `` Medical


National Park Service Plans to Use Visitor Fees to Keep Sites Operational Amid Shutdown Chaos

As the government shutdown moves into its third week with no foreseeable end in sight, national parks are devolving into utter chaos as reports describe heaping piles of garbage and unmanaged public toilets overflowing with human waste.Read more...
Tags: Science, National Parks, National Park Service


Week 5: New Years in Gruene and Big Bend, Texas

We stayed longer in Texas Hill Country then we planned. A few challenges sprung up during week 5 of our USA road trip which had us problem solving for the optimal solution. One really never knows if it will turn out to be optimal or not, but you can only make decisions based upon the information you have at hand. Our Challenges: 1. Busy Holiday Season I didn’t think Texas would be so busy in the winter time, but I’ve since learned it is because the summer months are too hot! It makes sense r...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Texas, Australia, California, Ryan Seacrest, Disney, US, Netflix, National Parks, Bob Dylan, Dallas, Lenny Kravitz, Sam, San Antonio, Family Travel


‘Really an awful situation’: Health and safety concerns spur calls to close National Parks amid shutdown, environmentalists say

Retired National Park Service workers calling on Trump to close all national parks during federal shutdown            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Overview Great Basin National Park is one of 60 sites in the United States with a national park designation, and one of 4 National Park Service Sites in Nevada. Its name is derived from its location in the Great Basin which consists of most of the state of Nevada, western Utah, and parts of southern … Continue reading "Great Basin National Park, Nevada" The post Great Basin National Park, Nevada appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
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‘Really an awful situation’: Major health and safety concerns spur calls to close National Parks amid shutdown, environmentalists say

Retired National Park Service workers calling on Trump to close all national parks during federal shutdown            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, National Parks, Usa Today, Trump, Retired National Park Service


5 Important Items for Hiking with Kids

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brazos Walking Sticks & we received a walking stick for the purposes of the review. All opinions and thoughts are my own. 5 Important Items for Hiking with Kids Do you have a goal for 2019 to get outdoors more with your family? One of the best ways to exercise as a family is to go on family hikes (or if you do not live near any hiking areas, make it a point to find new parks for family walks).  One of our goals for this year as a family is to do at least ...
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National Parks are being trashed during the government shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, many National Parks are suffering from a lack of staff as well as a complete disregard for the rules by visitors. According to multiple reports, some parks — like Yosemite National Park in California — are being overwhelmed by trash, vandalism, human waste and destructive off-roading. “It’s a free-for-all,” said Yosemite worker Dakota Snider, who added that the heartbreaking situation is the worst he has seen in his four years living there. The Los Angeles ...
Tags: Utah, New York, Design, News, Yosemite, Colorado, California, Government, US, Conservation, National Parks, Waste, Government Shutdown, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Yellowstone


Quick Hits: National Parks get Trashed during Government Shutdown

Plastic straws are officially banned in D.C. On January 1, 2019, Washington, D.C. became the second major U.S. city to ban plastic straws in restaurants and other businesses. Businesses have until July to make the change before any fines kick in. Possible alternatives to plastic straws include hay straws, paper straws and reusable straws. Americans use and toss between 170 million and 500 million straws each day. Worldwide, it is estimated that straws account for 4 percent of plastic pollution ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Sport, Nasa, Cycling, National Parks, Seattle, Neptune, Issues, Ultima Thule, Newswire


National Parks tap charities, concession operators, and the kindness of strangers to take out the trash

Philanthropic groups in Florida, Utah, step in as trash piles up while staff workers are barred from working.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, National Parks, Usa Today, Florida Utah


National parks filled with trash

The biggest victim of the ongoing US government shutdown is likely the country’s national parks. Due to a lack of rangers and other employees to maintain the grounds, parks are overflowing with trash and feces. On Wednesday, it got so bad in Joshua Tree National Park that the park temporarily closed its campgrounds due to health and safety concerns attributed to overflowing toilets. Yosemite National Park has experienced similar issues, with over-capacity toilets forcing the closure of campgr...
Tags: Travel, Washington, White House, US, National Parks, Washington Dc, National Mall, Government Shutdown, National Park, All, Trump, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, Department of Public Works, Sequoia National Park




How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting National Parks

The partial government shutdown is starting to take a toll on some of America's National Parks, with garbage bins overflowing and fights breaking out over camping spots.
Tags: News, America, National Parks


Whose Garbage is it anyway? Trash starting to pile up in National Parks due to government shutdown

The government has been shut down for 11 days and our national parks continue to be affected with Garbage in some spots pilling up as the staff isn't there to collect.
Tags: News, National Parks


Government shutdown puts national parks in nightmare mode

I live in a small, grandfathered, community inside of the Golden Gate National Recreation area. The government shutdown is making parks scary for tourists and residents alike. It is vacation time! People want to get out and enjoy nature! The weather is beautiful, the skies are super clear in the San Francisco Bay area, and the roads are completely jammed up with people unclear as to what is open and what is not. Encountering a mile long SNAFU of confused drivers will eat hours of your time. P...
Tags: Post, News, Nbc, National Parks, Interior Department, Shutdown, San Francisco Bay, National Park Service, Nps, Trump, Jeremy Barnum, Garder, John Garder, National Parks Conservation Association We, Golden Gate National Recreation