The state library system teamed up Colorado Parks and Wildlife to launch the Check-Out Colorado State Parks program, an initiative intended to soften the barriers to entry for potential park-goers from across the state
“Early on the decision was made to not identify key signature events,” said NPS spokeswoman Elizabeth Stern. “That would run contrary to what we’re trying to do, which is to get people into all of the parks. The point of the centennial is to emphasize that we have 411 parks, and each one is so different. It shouldn’t be up to us in Washington to say, ‘Here’s what we want you to do.'”
“If American Airlines is going to spend $4 million of its own money, obviously the airlines are nervous about not being able to sell last-minute seats,” she said. “I wonder if this rash of bad publicity won’t make getting a last-minute booking more affordable.”
— Sign up for fare alerts from the airlines and fare-tracking websites. Some of those sales end quickly, so you may have to act fast.
“The whole point of creating Yellowstone was to give future generations an opportunity experience these special places,” he said. “When I look at these pictures, I take a great deal of comfort in knowing that my kids are going to be able to go to a lot of these places and see the same thing.”
“We’re pretty excited,” says Steve Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels, which includes Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge. “Last year was a record summer for us. We’re going to be a lot stronger this year.”
Rental company HomeAway is taking over part of the first floor of the iconic 300-meter (yard) landmark for the duration of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament in Paris, and transforming it into Hausmannian-style living quarters.
—Beach Olympics: A flip-flop toss, water balloon toss and using a seashell to fill cups with water. Winners get plastic gold, silver and bronze medals.
My husband’s family rents a beach house every other year or so along the North Carolina coast, and we always have several nights where teams cook dinner and plan games for the rest of the group.