Spring is one of the best times to visit national parks in the United States. The weather is mild, the flowers are in bloom, and the crowds are smaller than during the summer months. Here are ten of the best national parks to visit in the springtime. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Spring is the … Continue reading The Top Ten National Parks to Visit in Spring
A Brief History of the National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is a federal agency responsible for managing and preserving the United States' national parks and historic sites. The NPS was created on August 25, 1916, by President Woodrow Wilson when he signed the Organic Act, a law that established the agency and its mission. However, the idea of national parks … Continue reading A Brief History of the National Park Service
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
5 Insider Tips to Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter
Have you been to Yellowstone National Park in the summertime? If so, you know it’s a popular place to be. Summertime in Yellowstone means good weather, longer days, and pleasant temperatures. On the flip side, it also means crowded campgrounds, congested roadways, and lots of people. In contrast, the winter months in Yellowstone are peaceful, … Continue reading 5 Insider Tips to Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter
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
Kayakers on Lake Yellowstone by the West Thumb Geyser Basin.
The American flag blowing in the wind today at the Madison Information Center in Yellowstone National Park. The idea to create Yellowstone, and the start of the “national park movement”, was conceived on the mountain that overlooks this site. Happy 4th of July!
I love landing in the only airport within a national park: Grand Teton NP. It’s great to be back! Celebrating the 4th of July and the launch of the Chimani Yellowstone app in Yellowstone!