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To help travelers get the most of out their next visit, 'Travel + Leisure' spoke to National Park Service representatives for the inside scoop on 26 locations. From the hidden gems you won't want to miss, the best time of year to visit and the biggest mistakes to avoid, here are tips from park rangers, chiefs, and public affairs officers.
These 26 national parks show the beauty of the American wilderness
"Recently, tourists have been caught intentionally approaching active volcano sites to encounter the rare phenomenon of a hot lava eruption. Now, a report from the Royal Geographical Society is warning against volcano tourism, as it has dangerous effects."
Why You Shouldn't Get Involved in 'Volcano Tourism'
Kauai is by far the wettest island in the state of Hawaii, so it’s only natural that its lush tropical rainforests and massive sea cliffs are practically bursting with gorgeous waterfalls. We’ve rounded up where to find the 10 best waterfalls on the island (and the best ways to see them) so you won’t have to!