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When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories. That’s why we asked folks on the Nat Geo Travel team to share a story about the best trip they’ve taken in the past year with our readers.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks, from the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the sharp silhouette of the Grand Tetons, is something you should experience firsthand–and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s National Park Week. To pay homage to the amazing natural splendor of America’s best idea, we asked our Facebook community to share their favorite national park with us–and what makes it so special. Here’s what they had to say.

With over 392 national park sites to choose from, planning a summer vacation to one or a few of them can be a bit daunting. Thankfully, the National Park Service has just launched a new website dedicated to helping you map out your next visit. The new 2010 Summer Adventure planning site features quick links…

Wall Arch Collapses in Utah

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The old saying, “from ashes to ashes and dust to dust,” seems all too appropriate given the recent news from Utah’s Arches National Park. Wall Arch (above), which was one of the park’s most-photographed natural arches, collapsed last week, leaving behind a mound of rocks and rubble. Though the arch was located along the popular…