It's rare to travel to any U.S. destination without there being a national park nearby. Each of our country's 58 scenic gems is special. A great handbook to them all is "National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States" ($26), updated last year. The book's 380 color photographs and 80 color maps can help you plan your trip -- or inspire one. Those 62 and over, take note: A lifetime senior pass to national parks costs $10 and can be purchased at any national park.


Save $400 a couple on tour of India

Book Geringer Global Travel's new Hidden Gems of Rajasthan tour by Feb. 15 and save $400 per couple. The 15-day India journey starts at $2,875 per person for four travelers and includes luxury accommodations, transportation, guided tours/special activities (jeep safari in Narlai, heritage walk and cooking demo in Jaipur, etc.), most meals, taxes and more. The land tour visits Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jaipur, Ramathra and Agra. International air is extra. For lowest rate, travel April 16 to Sept. 30. Info: 1-877-255-7438,