If you want a bird’s-eye view of the nation’s capital from atop the Washington Monument, you’ll have to wait awhile.
Repairs to the elevator that takes tourists to the observation deck at 500 feet in elevation will keep the landmark closed until 2019, the National Park Service announced Friday.Read more
Get to sunrise at Death Valley National Park’s Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Failing that, sunset.
These dunes, about two miles east of the Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel, aren't the tallest dunes in the park, but they're the easiest to reach from Furnace Creek, the park’s most popular overnight spot.
The highest dunes are about two miles' hike directly north of the parking lot.Read more
When you make that road trip to Death Valley National Park, don’t just drive to Badwater, which is famed for being the lowest point in North America.
Try to get there at sunrise or sunset, when the dramatic light all but transforms the landscape into a sci-fi set. Then hike a few hundred yards out onto the salty flats, then look up at the east canyon wall for the white sign about 282 feet above you.Read more
End the year with something to look forward to: a trip to Fiji for $793 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Nadi on Fiji Airways.
You must buy your ticket, which is subject to availability, by Dec. 31. It is for travel any day between Feb. 1 and May 31.Read more