Even though I blog about exotic birds in exotic locations, not all eco-tourism is done so far from home. Every year, 1000′s of Americans and foreign tourists visit the magnificent national parks in the USA. But sadly for the last couple of weeks, the parks have been shut down due to the US gov’t shutdown. If you visit the National Parks website, this is all you will see so you can’t even plan your future trips.
You are then directed to the US Dept of the Interior website where information is given about a few parks that are arranging with the State gov’ts to operate them during the federal shutdown.
Just a very sad state of affairs all around!