Backpacking Isle Royale National Park

What’s the best way to see Isle Royale National Park, the least visited and most remote National Park in the continental United States? Explore its rocky ridges and dense woods by backpacking across it.

Blue Ice, Patagonia

I never expected the blue. Living in a land where ice comes in shades of white and off-gray, the brilliant blues and violets of Glacier Grey were startling, invigorating, in the heart of Patagonia.

A Superior Sunset

In June, sunset comes late to Isle Royale National Park, as it’s the westernmost point in the Eastern Time Zone. The sun spread an array of colors across the sky as it sank into Lake Superior.

Fall Color on Skyline Drive

Enjoy the glorious colors of autumn leaves along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in October. The 105-mile historic parkway offers unparalleled vistas.

Patagonia, in perspective

At the edge of Lago Grey in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, the vastness of the landscape is highlighted by the size of hikers passing massive icebergs.

The High Light: Cape Hatteras

Built in 1870, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is THE sentinel of the East Coast, the tallest lighthouse in America and second tallest in the world on the most dangerous cape on our continent.

The Outer Banks

With wind, water, and vast swaths of public land protecting the oceanfront and Pamlico Sound, the Outer Banks immerse visitors in a natural seashore experience unparalleled on the East Coast

Taking Flight

At Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, walk in the footsteps of Orville and Wilbur at Kill Devil Hill to learn how the brothers from Dayton, Ohio, discovered how to fly

New France and the River of May

The story of Florida’s settlement unfolds in 1562,¬†when Jean Ribault directed his fleet to the mouth of a great river in the New World. He declared the land for France and the waterway “The River of May.” A series of historic sites in North Florida tell the French story.