National Park System

5 Places to Visit to Honor JFK’s Legacy

5 Places to Visit to Honor JFK's Legacy

America’s 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was shot while riding in a convertible in his presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Here are five places you can visit to honor JFK’s legacy.

Be Bear Aware with These Tips to Avoid (and Survive) a Bear Encounter

How to be Bear Aware to Avoid (and Survive) a Bear Encounter

While it’s exciting to see a black bear or grizzly bear in the wild, it’s important to be bear aware in bear country. Improperly interacting with bears can cause injury or death, either to you or the bear. Here’s how to be bear aware in order to avoid (and survive) a bear encounter.

10 Fun Things to Do When You Visit White Sands National Park

What to Pack When You Visit White Sands (All the Essentials)

Located in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert, between the New Mexico towns of Alamogordo and Las Cruces, is one of the world’s largest gypsum sand dune fields. From sledding down the sand dunes to taking a ranger-led hike, here are ten fun things to do when you visit White Sands National Park. Originally published in September …

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What to Take to White Sands National Park (Don’t Overlook These 10 Essentials)

What to Take to White Sands National Monument (Don't Overlook These Essentials)

Located near Alamogordo, New Mexico, White Sands National Park is the world’s largest gypsum sand dune field, one of the natural wonders of the world, and a truly magical place to visit. But there are limited services and amenities available, so here is an important list of what to take to White Sands National Park.

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