The U.S. government shutdown may have caused national parks nationwide to close, but Bryce Canyon isn’t giving up, yet. Park services are limited, but the State Tourism Office, Garfield County Tourism and the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association are all providing funding as well as in-kind donations to keep the park and visitor’s center open, including services for keeping the park restrooms and public spaces clean.
Since the Dec. 22, 2018, shutdown, many National Parks closed in Utah, including Zion. With the recent heavy snowfall and lack of services to keep park roads and paths clear, many of Utah’s parks had to call it quits earlier on in the shutdown. Bryce Canyon National park is a much-visited park in the area and one of the last to hang on, as it can be incredibly expensive to stay open without any funding coming in.
Bryce Canyon Natural History Association is committed to keeping the visitor center open and operating for however long the shutdown remains — given the recent talks, this could take awhile. If the shutdown does continue for much longer, the state will discuss its options.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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