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Great American Road Trips

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted May 1st 2013 05:14 PM
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Planning a road trip? Of course you are. It's almost summer, and few American pastimes –- baseball, eating hot dogs, heckling baseball umpires between bites of your hot dog –- are as enticing as piling in a car with family or friends and heading toward the beach. Or heading for that national park you've always meant to visit. Or just pointing your car toward the horizon and seeing where the bends in the road take you.
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National Parks In Time Lapse (VIDEO)

by Kate Auletta. Posted Jul 29th 2011 01:45 PM
Vimeo user Friar Johannes M. Schwarz took a road trip this month from California to Minnesota visiting friends and national parks.
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Yosemite National Park Strikes Back Against Campsite Scalping

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jul 7th 2011 09:30 AM


Yosemite National Park has begun a crackdown on scalpers who are buying campsite reservations and reselling them at a drastic mark-up, creating a highly competitive market for tent space. NPR reports that the U.S. National Park Service has re-enforced the website where reservations are sold, helped flag reservations sold on Craigslist and eBay, and begun assiduously checking I.D.s against reservations.
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10 Best Hikes In America's National Parks (PHOTOS)

by ShermansTravel. Posted Jun 25th 2011 07:30 AM

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With so many national parks in the U.S. and so much ground to explore, choosing an ideal hiking trail can be a challenge.
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Summer Begins! 5 Ways to Enjoy Free National Parks

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 21st 2011 11:40 AM
Summer Begins! 5 Ways to Enjoy Your Free National Parks

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Tuesday is not only the longest day of the year, the solstice, and the official start of summer, but also on of the few days a year that the National Park Service decides to open its doors. One hundred parks across the country will not charge entry fees, so it's the perfect time to take that overdue hike. We took it upon ourselves to find five fantastic free adventures.
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