What we’re watching: Bastard Airlines, National Park love, 22-mile walkable Atlanta corridor

Total Bastard Airlines Some things never change. Sometimes they get worse. These flight attendants didn’t have to deal with super-squeezed seating, 85+-percent load factors, no food, paying for reservations for families and other slashes in customer service. Saying, “I do” in our national parks The National Park Service (NPS) put together this charming video about […]

Is it time to bring wireless services to the US national parks?

The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.

Guns in National Parks: What you need to know

Today, a change in the federal law allows people to carry handguns, rifles and other firearms into national parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon – provided that state’s law OKs it.

Smokey Bear turns 65: a look at birthday ads past and present

Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear! The Advertising Council, U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters are celebrating Smokey Bear’s birthday with a new series of ads promoting forest fire safety. We feature other Smokey Bear ads from years past. Any visitor to our National Parks knows the importance of Forest Fire prevention.

Rock slides force Yosemite officials to close 233 rooms

Yosemite National Park administrators have announced they will permanently close 233 cabins at Curry Village, which until last month had 600 units. Since 1996, two people have been killed, and almost two dozen injured by rockfalls in that area of the park.