Grab Bag

Parks after Dark: 9 Ideas for Nighttime Fun

Summer nights may be short, but national parks often host extra activities to educate and entertain visitors during this popular […]

Meet the Three People Least Impressed with the Grand Canyon

... and How They Made Me Love the Park Even More

The Grand Canyon is a jaw-dropping place. Unless you’re a six-year-old. At that age, you’re interested in bugs and boogers, […]

The U.S. Supreme Court. Photo © Orhan Çam/Dreamstime.

Trivia Challenge: Telling a Supreme Story

Q: The U.S. Supreme Court plays a critical role in upholding the Constitution, shaping national policy, and defending the promise […]

Yoga enthusiasts enjoy a "microadventure" at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Photo © Annie Riker.

My “Microadventure” on Frederick Douglass’s Front Lawn—and How You Can Join Me

June 16th was one of those days that I really, really needed yoga. Like many Washingtonians, I had scheduled way too […]

Biscayne National Park

Water You Waiting For? 10 Perfect Parks for Paddling

Go beyond the hiking trail and enjoy parks from a refreshing vantage point: water. Rivers and lakes offer adventurous routes […]