Category: National Parks Travel Advice

How Your Fourth Grader Can Get Your Family a Free National Parks Pass

If you love going to national parks but are on a budget that has been limiting you and your family from enjoying them as much as you would like to, the US National Parks Service has an offer that might be music to your ears.  If you have a child that is in fourth grade, they qualify for the Every Kid Outdoors free national parks pass from the US National Parks Service.  With this pass, your child can get your entire family into any US National Park for free.

The Definitive Apostle Islands Packing Guide

The Apostle Islands is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwestern United States if not all of North America.  Tourists flock to the islands each year to do some kayaking, hiking and enjoy the beautiful beaches.  However, each year I see tourists arrive in the Apostle Islands completely unprepared.  They either don’t have the right clothing for the climate, don’t have the right gear for the activities they would like to try, or don’t have the equipment to keep them safe and comfortable while camping.

Planning A Trip to the Apostle Islands

If you love to kayak, then you are going to absolutely love following the next adventure that I am planning.  There are a few places in the United States that I think are absolutely ideal for having a kayaking adventure.  Voyageurs National Park in Northern Minnesota, the Channel Islands in Southern California, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula are some really great spots.  However, my favorite spot to kayak is undoubtedly the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin.

The Top 20 Views to See in America’s National Parks

Americans have always valued the wide-open expanses of their wilderness, which likely explains why the concept of national parks started in the United States in the late 19th Century with Yellowstone National Park becoming the world’s first.  Since then, the network of national park and monument lands in the United States has grown to include 59 national parks and 117 national monuments.

Within these parks and monuments are some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.  Ranging from mountains to deserts, and including prairies, wetlands, seashores, and even active volcanoes, America’s national parks include a stunning array of beautiful scenery.  But out of all of the views in America’s public lands, some stand out as being even more beautiful and breathtaking than the others.

Best Hikes in the National Parks System

If you like to hike, the National Parks System in the United States has some really fun, challenging, and breathtakingly beautiful hiking trails for you to explore.  If you are looking for which parks have the best trails, you are in luck.  We are going to rank which hikes in our National Park System we would recommend.