You Want to See a Miracle?

The day they drilled into my father’s brain, it was warm out. Unable to bear the hospital waiting room, my mother and I strolled along Toronto’s Queen Street, waiting for the hours-long operation to be over. That morning we’d accompanied him to Toronto Western Hospital for his 6 a.m. check-in. We waited while he changed into […]

America’s Lost National Parks: Once a national park, always a national park? Think again. These 10 lost national parks (and monuments) got kicked out of the club. May they rest in peace.

Originally published in Backpacker Magazine America’s 59 national parks and 109 national monuments feature some of the country’s most recognizable landscapes and landmarks. But what of the parks that were quietly decommissioned due to a lack of funding or even vandalism? It’s true—a national park designation isn’t always permanent. We’ve rounded up some of the […]