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If you’ve ever paid a visit to one of this country’s National Parks, you know that there is a surfeit of awe-inspiring natural wonder in the U.S., albeit one that is perhaps not given quite the degree of respect that it deserves. It’s hard to imagine standing in one of these majestic places and not feeling overwhelmed by its beauty.

Now imagine doing that for ALL OF THEM.

That’s Conor Knighton’s travel guide/memoir “Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-To-Zion Journey Through Every National Park” (Crown, $28), a book whose subhead is both accurate and insufficient. Knighton, a correspondent for “CBS This Morning,” does precisely what he says – he goes to every single National Park (though a couple more have been established since his 2016 trip.

Zigzagging through the country over the course of the year – sometimes with his sage photographer sidekick, often alone – Knighton offers up a loving look at our national natural pride. But it’s an internal journey as well, with Knighton also spending this time dealing with the aftermath of his breakup from his fiancée and other personal turmoil.

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Comedian Tommy Davidson has been making people laugh for as long as he can remember. An MVP on Fox’s sketch comedy show “In Living Color” during its five-season run in the early 1990s, Davidson’s spot-on impressions (including Sammy Davis Jr. and Michael Jackson) and his ability to instinctively adapt to virtually any scenario led to a series of network comedy specials and a second career in movies. But his latest gig is unlike anything we’ve seen from Davidson.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:33

Dirt Cheap' returns with Bar Harbor episode

BAR HARBOR - Last fall, Maine-based filmmaker Chas Bruns set out to shoot an episode of his budget-travel reality series 'Dirt Cheap' in Bar Harbor, only to shift gears and take his crew to Thailand for what turned out to be his series' second episode.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:53

New vacation rental sites aim for equality

NEW YORK Accusations that Airbnb has been ignoring complaints of racism have led several black entrepreneurs to create two new vacation rental websites where they say racism will not be tolerated.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:20

Route 66 becoming green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:39

A beach house rental checklist

REHOBOTH, Delaware My husband and I have vacationed at the beach in Rehoboth, Delaware, with our dogs for many years. We always stayed at a pet-friendly inn, except for one weekend at a condo. Nobody told us to bring our own bedsheets and towels, though, so an emergency shopping trip was needed before we could go to sleep.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 10:44

Cheap gas means return of the road trip

NEW YORK Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.

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NEW YORK Fliers facing extremely long airport security lines this spring and summer might want to consider becoming members of the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck, an expedited screening program that can speed travelers through the checkpoint.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 12:11

Alaska, JetBlue top annual airline survey

Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways still rank highest in the annual J.D. Power survey of passengers on the nine largest North American airlines, and the firm says overall traveler satisfaction with the industry is at a 10-year high.

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Spring may have just sprung, but it's time to start thinking about summerespecially if you are in the travel industry. According to travel planning website Hipmunk, 70 percent of travelers plan their summer vacations during the months of April and May. Since most of this planning is done online, your website needs to be ready for travelers looking to eat, play or stay with you.

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