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National parks, monuments, forests

Gaze up at Half Dome, and it’s obvious why Yosemite has national park status. Witness the wildflower bloom in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park during spring, and it may be less clear why California’s largest state park doesn’t. The United States’ parks and public lands fall under a number of designations. Most of us have probably […]

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The best parks to visit in Philly

When outsiders think of Philadelphia, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, or maybe even the steps from Rocky may come to mind. They picture a big city where they can eat philly cheese steaks and visit the oldest indoor farmer’s market in the US. What most people don’t know is that Philadelphia has one of the […]