US & Canada

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) nesting colony on Chandeleur Island, Breton Wilderness

Breton Wilderness

Thousands of seabirds, geologically young island formations and saltwater marshes

Kisatchie Hills at sunset

Kisatchie Hills Wilderness

Flat-topped mesas, steep cliffs and feral hogs

A rock climber in Clifty Wilderness

Clifty Wilderness

Hemlock thickets, sandstone arches and scenic river vistas

The shoreline of Lake Monroe, which borders the Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area to the west

Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area

Geode-laden streams and Karst topography

Garden of the Gods Wilderness captured at sunset

Garden of the Gods Wilderness

Carved ridges, bird-watching, massive sandstone formations

Beautiful Drone Video Captures Rarely Visited Area of Arizona's Vermilion Cliffs

Filmmaker Tristan Greszko takes us on an aerial journey through the isolated White Pocket of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

"Hawaii by Air" at the National Air and Space Museum explores the history of air travel to America's "most exotic state."

Surfers, Sunsets, and Dancing Girls: How Air Travel Came To Hawaii

“Hawaii by Air” opens today at the National Air and Space Museum, tracing the history of air travel to America’s “most exotic state.”

Looking for a New Place to Live? This Man Chose an Airplane

Oregon man Bruce Campbell created a home in a salvaged 727 aircraft

Sunrise over Convict Lake

15 Beautiful Reader-Submitted Photos Celebrate Yosemite on Its 150th Birthday

To celebrate the park's enduring beauty, check out some incredible Yosemite pictures from our photo contests

Springer Auditorium in Music Hall.

America's Most Endangered Historic Places

Here are the 11 endangered sites—including the prison where Solomon Northup was held—on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2014 list

Maunsell Sea & Air Forts in the U.K.

17 Amazing Photographs of Abandoned Places

Top places you should see before they die... or at least disappear

Founded in 1896, the Cooper Hewitt is located in the Andrew Carnegie mansion, a 64-room Georgian brick home that once served as home for the steel magnate and his family.

With a New Name and New Look, the Cooper Hewitt is Primed for a Grand Reopening

Journalists got a sneak preview of what's coming up when the new museum opens its doors this coming December

Washington, D.C.

Museums After Hours: D.C.'s Best Kept Secret

If you like visiting the capital's museums by day, you'll love what they offer after five

Untitled, Distant Steam Vents; Yellowstone National Park, 2008

Stark Photographs of America the Beautiful, Forever Altered by Man and Nature

Victoria Sambunaris’s new photography book, Taxonomy of a Landscape, goes beyond the amber waves of grain to catalogue what's on America's horizon

Sir Bobby, 2007

World Cup 2014

The Beautiful Game Becomes Beautiful Art as L.A. Museum Puts Soccer on Exhibit

The work of artists from around the world looks at players, fans and the ball itself

Lion cubs at the National Zoo.

Washington, D.C.

Zoo's Four Lion Cubs Meet Their Adoring Fans

The 14-week-old cubs are set to tumble-bumble out in their yard to greet their adoring fans

Bluejacket Brewery is one of the newest additions to DC's local beer scene.

Washington, D.C.

Take a Tour of Washington D.C.'s Emerging Craft Beer Scene

The Capital City might be best known for its monuments, but it also has a burgeoning brewery culture

The Capital Wheel has 1.6 million programmable LED lights.

Washington, D.C.

A New 180-foot Observation Wheel Opens Near Washington, D.C.

National Harbor's newest attraction offers sweeping views of the Potomac River and an LED light show

Riverbank of the Mississippi River as the dusk sun sets on a summer evening.

My Life as a Mississippi River Rat

A half century spent on, in, and around our most all-American body of water

Kayakers paddle along the roadway of the historic waterfront of Annapolis, following Hurricane Isabel. As much as four feet of water flooded the historic capital city.

Which of America's Most Precious Historical Sites Are Threatened By Climate Change?

A new report warns that rising sea levels could destroy many of the nation's important—and beloved—locations

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