Journey to Alaska: The Land of Eight National Parks

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

Photo: Scott Ricks

  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

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

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

White Sands National Monument: The World’s Largest Gypsum Dunefield

White Sands National Monument | Photo: Kerry Gallivan/Chimani, Inc.

Located in South-Central New Mexico, White Sands National Monument is a unique spectacle in the desert of the American Southwest. The great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. While the 143,733-acre park is large in size, protecting many varieties of plants and animals, … Continue reading White Sands National Monument: The World’s Largest Gypsum Dunefield

Stop What You’re Doing… There’s a National Park Themed Corn Maze In Massachusetts!

Photo: Johanna Stacy

Elk in western MA? Alligators in a cornfield? You must be at Mike's Maze in Sunderland, MA! This year's maze theme is the National Park Service's 100 year anniversary. The maze is cut into a cornfield on the banks of the Connecticut River, and when viewed from above, artistically depicts Old Faithful and the profile … Continue reading Stop What You’re Doing… There’s a National Park Themed Corn Maze In Massachusetts!

Get Outside For National Public Lands Day!

Saturday, September 24th is National Public Lands Day. This nationwide celebration of the great outdoors is typically the wrap up to the warm weather season for most of the country. Now, in its 23rd year, National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. National Public Lands Day aims to work to connect … Continue reading Get Outside For National Public Lands Day!

With 9 California National Parks To Choose From, Where Will You Go?

Channel Islands National Park

If you’re planning a visit to one of California’s renowned national parks, the Chimani apps are sure to help you plan your trip and navigate the parks like a pro. But, if like many, you haven’t settled on which park or parks you want to visit while in The Golden State, here is some information … Continue reading With 9 California National Parks To Choose From, Where Will You Go?

Auto Tour Through Joshua Tree National Park In California

Joshua Tree National Park Photo: Tom Tash/Chimani

Joshua Tree National Park in southern California has consistently clung to the 12th-14th spot on the list of most-visited national parks in the United States; and for good reason. Topping out at just over 2-million visitors last year, an all-time high for the park, Joshua Tree is a year-round destination that should rank high on … Continue reading Auto Tour Through Joshua Tree National Park In California

Virtual Hike: Mesa Arch Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park | Photo: Tom Tash Chimani

Mesa Arch is one of the most iconic sights in all on Canyonlands National Park. Located near Moab, Utah, Canyonlands is a very close neighbor to Arches National Park (located across town). Being so close, the two parks make a great weekend trip for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to take in some of Utah's … Continue reading Virtual Hike: Mesa Arch Trail in Canyonlands National Park