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Discover US National Parks

Mountains, glaciers, geysers, rainforests, swamps, deserts,

arches, canyons, volcanoes and more:

the US National Parks showcase nature’s awe-inspiring majesty.

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US National Parks Packing Lists

When it’s time to start packing for your trip, use our National Park Packing Lists. 

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15 Amazing US National Parks to Visit With Kids

15 Amazing US National Parks to Visit With Kids

Some of my favorite memories are from visiting national parks – both growing up, and with my own kids. Every National Park in the US has something unique for kids to see, do and learn. A family vacation becomes an adventure when you visit a national park! To help you...

12 Must-See US National Parks to Visit in the Winter

12 Must-See US National Parks to Visit in the Winter

We are going to share our biggest travel secret with you. Visit US National Parks in the winter. If you want to avoid the crowds, plan a vacation to a US National Park in the winter. There are many National Parks that are hard to visit in the summer due to heat, bugs...

10 Must-See US National Parks to Visit in the Fall

10 Must-See US National Parks to Visit in the Fall

We love to visit National Parks in the fall. Why? Crowds dwindle, temperatures become more moderate, fall foliage bursts with color, and wildlife is more active. Fall is an excellent time to plan a US National Park trip. Our Number One Tip for visiting national parks...

US National Parks Packing Lists

US National Parks Packing Lists

US National Parks provide destinations with unique landscapes and wildlife, and a variety of outdoor activities year-round. When it's time to start packing for your trip, use our National Park Packing Lists. (Scroll to download the packing lists.) The lists are fairly...

US National Park List: 25 Beautiful Parks to Visit

US National Park List: 25 Beautiful Parks to Visit

The US National Parks showcase nature’s awe-inspiring majesty. Jutting mountains, glaciers, geysers, rainforests, swamps, deserts, arches, canyons, volcanoes and more! Visit any of the 59 US National Parks to explore the stories of America’s people and places, and...

Why the US National Parks Pass is a Good Deal

Why the US National Parks Pass is a Good Deal

There are 59 areas around the United States that are protected and called National Parks. They feature landscapes from deserts and glaciers to caves and coral reefs. National Parks are one of the biggest attractions in the United States. The parks were founded to...

US National Parks Pass

If you plan to visit multiple National Parks,
this pass will save you money!

Plan a US National Park Vacation

There are a variety of accommodation options in or near the US National Parks that include campgrounds, hotels, motels, B&Bs and rentals of all types and in all price ranges.

If you like to use Airbnb or VRBO, be sure to see if it’s legal for the city you’re visiting.

US National Park Travel Tips & Resources

10 Best Compact Travel Cameras: 2019 Buyer’s Guide

10 Best Compact Travel Cameras: 2019 Buyer’s Guide

We often get asked this age-old question, "What is the best travel camera?" To answer this question, we decided that the criteria for a 'travel camera' for this article means: the camera must produce quality photos without sacrificing convenience. Most decent cameras...

US National Parks Packing Lists

US National Parks Packing Lists

US National Parks provide destinations with unique landscapes and wildlife, and a variety of outdoor activities year-round. When it's time to start packing for your trip, use our National Park Packing Lists. (Scroll to download the packing lists.) The lists are fairly...

National Park Themed Gifts for Outdoor Adventure Lovers

National Park Themed Gifts for Outdoor Adventure Lovers

Are you looking for that perfect gift for the person on your list who enjoys camping, biking and hiking? And they REALLY enjoy doing these activities at US National Parks? We have found practical and fun gift ideas that feature US National Parks. When you buy many of...

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

A family road trip is easy, right? Simply load up the car, fill the tank, and drive to your destination to see relatives, explore exciting new places, or revisit old favorites. Well, it's not quite that simple A successful road trip with kids takes planning and...

Hiking Gear List and Tips for a Day Hike With Kids

Hiking Gear List and Tips for a Day Hike With Kids

My husband and I both grew up with a love of hiking and enjoying the outdoors. It’s something we’ve continued to do as we added to our family. Now with four kids, we still take the whole crew on local Orange County hikes at least once a month. We share tips and list...

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

We enjoy traveling during the winter when it's the off season at many locations. But winter exploration and photography can be a love-hate struggle. Winter provides unique opportunities to see landscapes and scenes with glistening snow, festive lights, and rosy...

Why the US National Parks Pass is a Good Deal

Why the US National Parks Pass is a Good Deal

There are 59 areas around the United States that are protected and called National Parks. They feature landscapes from deserts and glaciers to caves and coral reefs. National Parks are one of the biggest attractions in the United States. The parks were founded to...

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Are you familiar with the phrases “Leave No Trace” or "Tread Lightly”? If you spend any time in the great outdoors, you should know these phrases and what they mean. They provide guidelines we should follow to enjoy and protect our natural spaces. Our increasing love...

10 Healthy Snacks for Travel, Road Trips and Hiking

10 Healthy Snacks for Travel, Road Trips and Hiking

Does this ever happen to you? Without fail, about an hour into any road trip, I get hungry. I can hear the snacks and drinks from the gas stations calling my name as I drive past. The trick to fighting off these snack attacks is PLANNING! Healthy road trip snacks...

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