Scenic pull-out in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, June 2, 2023.
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5 Tips for a Memorable Summer 2023 Vacation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. These five tips will make your summer 2023 visit memorable.

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Flight 93 National Memorial
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Visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial with My Dog

Driving through Western Pennsylvania’s rolling farmland, I held back tears thinking of the afternoon’s destination, the Flight 93 National Memorial. Almost 20 years later, the thoughts of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, still trigger deep emotions.

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Me at One of the Entrances into Death Valley National Park, Calif., July 2019.
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My Summer Getaway to Death Valley National Park

A summer getaway to Death Valley probably does not top everyone’s vacation list but it is an experience I recommend you try at least once.

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An Alligator in Shark Valley in Everglades National Park, Fla.
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Everglades National Park is Open During the Federal Government Shutdown But…

Europe has centuries-old castles, Asia has sacred temples, and the United States has our National Park System. As filmmaker Ken Burns said of them, they are “America’s best idea.” How is the government shutdown affecting our national parks?

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