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Six Quick Tips to Help You Pick a 'Real' Park Tour Operator or Guide

When considering booking a tour operator as you plan a visit to a national park there are a number of considerations to protect yourself.
We asked Jo Pendry, Chief of the National Park Service Concession Program, and her staff to provide our readers with some tips they can use to pick a tour operator, such as rafting or horseback guides. Here are their suggestions for you.

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Adventure Seekers

Try a Winter Fun Getaway in One of the Nation’s National Parks

Try a Winter Fun Getaway in One of the Nation’s National Parks If you are thinking about a snow-style winter vacation, think about visiting a National Park. There are a large variety of winter activities available to visitors, and whether you want snow, or even desert sun, the National Park Service (NPS) can off...
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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

Houston’s Old West Flavors Include Ninfa’s Sizzling Fajitas

Houston’s Old West Flavors Include Ninfa’s Sizzling Fajitas True, it might be the symbol for energy and excess, but Houston retains a flavor of the old West that can be a surprise for visitors. For among the glass-encased high-rises standing in testimony to the oil patch's wealth, there are vestiges of the re...
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Trails

Island Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument Reopens

Island Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument Reopens One of the most popular trails in the West, Island Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument just outside Flagstaff, Arizona, has reopened after being closed since December 2007 due to rock slides.

Two separate rock falls occurred at Walnut Canyon Nati...
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Western Travel Buzz

El Portal Sedona Hotel Names New Hiking Guide for Guests

El Portal Sedona Hotel Names New Hiking Guide for Guests With more than 25 years of guiding experience, 12 years in the Sedona area, Stephen Ritson has been named as the new hiking guide for El Portal Sedona Hotel in Sedona, Arizona.

"We wanted to offer our guests a complete Sedona experience at El Portal; ...
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