Which National Parks are open?

Many of the national parks and their concessionaires are beginning to announce reopening dates. Needless to say, this season will be far from “normal”. It will be more important than ever to check on the status of parks before you head out to visit them, especially if you have reservations for lodging or camping. All … Continue reading National Parks Start to Announce Reopenings

Chimani College Interns in the Age of COVID-19

Below is a guest post by three college interns from the University of Southern Maine Chimani had during the spring 2020 semester. They got to experience (remotely) what it was like for a business in the travel industry go through the rapid changes which COVID-19 unleased in March 2020. We're very thankful for all the … Continue reading Chimani College Interns in the Age of COVID-19

Chimani Celebrates National Park Week with 64 Park Guides for only a $1

For one week only, the leading national park mobile app is offering a 96% discount on its annual subscription. Yarmouth, Maine – April 18, 2020 – Chimani, Inc. announced today that it is celebrating National Park Week with a one-week only $1 promotion for its premium Chimani Perks subscription. Normally, $29.99 a year, this is … Continue reading Chimani Celebrates National Park Week with 64 Park Guides for only a $1

Top 8 Podcasts for National Park Fans

With everyone staying at home these days, now is a great time to download a podcast to enjoy while you're doing work or preparing dinner. Perhaps surprisingly, there are a number of national park-related podcasts. During the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, there was a surge in the total number of national park-related podcasts however … Continue reading Top 8 Podcasts for National Park Fans

COVID-19 and the National Parks

Last updated: April 12, 2020 News about the national parks is changing daily. Below you'll find the latest information on some of the most frequently asked questions, as well as links to additional information and resources. Latest updates and related stories: Olympic National Park closes beaches, coastal areas Shenandoah National Park Closes Due To Coronavirus … Continue reading COVID-19 and the National Parks

The 6 Best National Parks For Winter Fun

It's no secret that America's national parks are the premier outdoor destinations in the US during the summer, but that in-the-know will tell you (or maybe not if they want it to remain a secret) that these amazing places take on a completely new look during the winter. Spectacular prairies becoming cross-country skiing paradises, pristine … Continue reading The 6 Best National Parks For Winter Fun

Warm-Weather National Parks You Need to Visit

National Park of American Samoa National Park of American Samoa is not only one of the least visited national parks, but it’s also the only U.S. national park south of the equator.  And it’s the perfect place to shake off seasonal affective disorder. Located on three different islands, this national park has coral reefs for … Continue reading Warm-Weather National Parks You Need to Visit

White Sands is now our 62nd National Park

On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 was signed and the White Sands National Monument's name was "supercharged" and became our 62nd "national park". The park, located in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, is one of the world's great natural wonders.  The 275 square miles of sand … Continue reading White Sands is now our 62nd National Park

A Winter Solstice Ritual You Need to Know About

Located in the Northwestern part of New Mexico, there’s no denying that Aztec Ruins National Monument is a special place. But the name “Aztec Ruins” is a bit of a misnomer. Early white settlers to the region believed that the ruins had been populated by the Aztec people—the nearby town and the ruins were named … Continue reading A Winter Solstice Ritual You Need to Know About