Category: National Parks

Epic National Parks Road Trips – Heart of California Road Trip

In the final installment of my Epic National Park Roadtrips series, I am going to focus on a road trip that highlights some of the best national parklands that the state of California has to offer.  Not only is the state of California one of America’s biggest states, but it is also one of the country’s most beautiful.  For that reason, it should come as no surprise that California is tied with the state of Alaska for the most national parks in the United States with eight.

Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Guide

With a countless number of breathtaking vistas, some of the most unique and beautiful trees in the country scattering its landscape, and some of the best rock climbing scrambles in North America within its borders, Joshua Tree National Park may just be one of the most underrated national parks in the US National Parks system.

Joshua Tree may not get all of the press that its sister parks in California get, as parks such as Yosemite, Death Valley, and Redwood are well known around the world.  However, that doesn’t mean Joshua Tree National Park isn’t every bit as beautiful or exciting.  If you ask any national parks enthusiast who is well versed in all of the national parks in the United States and they will tell you that Joshua Tree National Park is one of the premier national parks in the country.

Epic National Parks Road Trips – Pacific Northwest Road Trip

In this fourth part of my Epic National Parks Road Trips series, I am going to walk you thru a road trip itinerary that takes you thru some of America’s most stunning national parklands.  The Pacific Northwest is renown for its wildness and its beauty and the national parks that are found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States are no different.  They are wild and they are beautiful.

Epic National Parks Road Trips – Desert Mountains and Caves Road Trip

In this third installment of my Epic National Parks Road Trips series, I will be talking to you about an itinerary that takes you thru some of the most remarkable desert mountains and caves in the Southern United States.  As you make your way thru the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, you will see one of the largest cave systems in the world, one of the biggest cactus species in the world, and beautiful mountains and rivers that have shaped the American Southwest.

Epic National Parks Road Trips – Ultimate American Southwest Road Trip

The next epic road trip in my five-part series is an amazing trip thru the American Southwest.  The Southwest is one of the most unique and beautiful areas of the United States, and undoubtedly my favorite part of the country.  With breathtaking canyons, beautiful forests, and stunning desert landscapes, the canyon region of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona is an absolute must-see for any outdoor enthusiast.  In this epic road trip, you will get to see the best that this region of the United States has to offer.

Epic National Parks Road Trips – The Badlands to the Rockies

The first epic national parks road trip in my series covers some of the most well-known and popular national parks and monuments in the United States.  After flying into Rapid City, South Dakota and renting a car, you will start exploring almost immediately.  With the Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore in the Rapid City area, you will get your first taste of America’s national parks and monuments right at the start.

A New Year – Our 2019 Travel Plans

This past year was another banner travel year for us, with so many new places seen and familiar places revisited.  Even if you have been somewhere before, it can seem almost new if you haven’t been there in a while.  It seems no matter how often I visit Southern Utah, I am always discovering something new and fascinating when I visit.  In case you haven’t seen it yet, I put together a post on my Top Photographs from 2018 and there are some images I am pretty proud of in there.

Big Bend National Park Visitor Guide

Everything in Texas tends to be big, and the national parks that reside within the state are no exception.  Big Bend National Park even has the word “big” in its name.  With a total size of 801,163 acres, Big Bend ranks as the fourteenth largest national park in the United States and the seventh largest park in the continental United States.  Not only is the size of the park big, but the vistas are large, the hikes are large, and the hearts of the people in this part of the country are large as well.