Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2012’

New Tools for Vacation-Planning Season


Now that spring is here, for many of us, that means vacation planning! If you’re thinking about a trip to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or the Great Smoky Mountains, check out a new tool released last month by Nature Valley called Trail View. Similar to Google Maps, the website allows users to view hiking trails in these three major parks, both from a birds-eye view, and from a 360-degree ”street [...]

Posted on: April 6 2012
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Headed to a Park with Your Camera? Read These Tips!


By Scott Kirkwood, Editor-in-Chief of National Parks Magazine Bringing your camera on a park trip? Before you pack your bags, read these tips from the editors of National Parks Magazine, who offer ways to add interest and variety to your photographs. Thousands of people capture the same iconic landscapes and monuments over and over again in their travel pictures—here’s how [...]

Posted on: April 4 2012
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The Other Side of the Clouds: Behind the Scenes of NPCA’s Latest Video


By Amy Leinbach Marquis, Associate Editor of National Parks Magazine Last September, I hitched up my Airstream and took off for Yosemite National Park—a three-day drive from my home in Boulder, Colorado. Later that week, a filmmaker named Tucker Walsh would fly out from the East Coast to meet me, and we would spend 10 days producing a short film [...]

Posted on: April 2 2012
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