Alaska is home to eight of the United States’ 63 National Parks as well as some of the most elusive views in the natural world. The huge expanse of protected land spans roughly 54-million acres across Denali, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Parks. … Continue reading Journey to Alaska: The Land of Eight National Parks
Five Ways To Avoid The Crowds At Yellowstone National Park This Summer
https://youtu.be/nQtzaEeCKaE If you're planning on visiting a national park this summer, then you're by far not alone. With the potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic insight, and vaccination rates increasing, visitation is expected to be unusually busy this summer. Photo: Scott Ricks While you can expect to see large crowds at many of the … Continue reading Five Ways To Avoid The Crowds At Yellowstone National Park This Summer
Navigating Utah’s “Mighty Five” National Parks
If you find yourself in Utah this summer we highly recommend that you stop by at least one of its five national parks. The ancient desert biomes found in Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion are both beautiful and thought-provoking. Whether you’re planning a road trip to all five parks or just swinging … Continue reading Navigating Utah’s “Mighty Five” National Parks
Virtual Hike: Sunset at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park | Photo: Chimani Located in the near dead-center of Death Valley National Park, the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the most well-known and easily accessible sand dunes in the entire park. Visitors will find the sand dunes parking area along Highway 190, 2.2 miles east of Stovepipe Wells. While there's no … Continue reading Virtual Hike: Sunset at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park
Top 8 Podcasts for National Park Fans
Hitting the road this holiday weekend? Be sure to download a podcast to enjoy while you're traveling, or if you're just looking for some national park-related inspirations and tips. During the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, there was a surge in the number of national park-related podcasts however many are no longer updated. For the … Continue reading Top 8 Podcasts for National Park Fans
There’s Plenty To Do In Colorado’s National Parks!
https://youtu.be/6P2dkYfW1PM Colorado has a long-standing history with the National Park Service with its oldest protected lands established over 100 years ago. Its four national parks, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes, offer the perfect combination of history and beauty, which can be appreciated by visitors of all ages. … Continue reading There’s Plenty To Do In Colorado’s National Parks!
8 Ways to Avoid the Crowds at the National Parks
Nearly everyone wants to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the National Parks at some point in their lives — the problem is when too many of us have the same idea at the same time. More than 300 million people visit the U.S. National Parks each year, and nothing can kill the buzz of … Continue reading 8 Ways to Avoid the Crowds at the National Parks
Daughter of the Everglades Squatter
When I was in 7th grade my dad packed up all his worldly possessions into his VW wagon and took off for the Everglades, where he became, the first, and to my recollection, the only, established squatter. He lived there for almost 30 years. Yup, that’s right, my dad was the Everglades hermit.
The Secrets of the Cosmos at Chaco Culture National Historic Park
If New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment,” then Chaco Culture National Historic Park is indeed magical. These ruins reveal the stories behind an ancient civilization, giving us a glimpse into how the Chacoans lived and thrived in the high New Mexican desert. Even better, the park offers ranger-led astronomy programs and is one of … Continue reading The Secrets of the Cosmos at Chaco Culture National Historic Park
8 Amazing National Parks for Families
Looking for an affordable, fun, and family-friendly vacation? Visit a national park! We’ve rounded up a list of national parks with kid-friendly hiking, fun activities, and enough adventure for the entire family. Here’s our pick for some of the best national parks for families. Acadia National Park Maine’s Acadia National Park offers several easy hikes … Continue reading 8 Amazing National Parks for Families