New Instagram Contest Invites YOU to #PicYourPark

In an earlier article I discussed the friendly “Sunset War” between Saguaro and Joshua Tree national parks to show off the beauty of these parks. Now, the National Park Foundation has announced a new Instagram contest aimed at all selfie and photo experts everywhere. The official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service is inviting […]

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Heaven Is a Little Closer On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Spanning 469 miles through 29 counties, the Blue Ridge Parkway takes travelers along the Appalachian Mountains through Virginia and North Carolina providing a unique view of foliage and history. One of the most scenic roads in America, the parkway connects Shenandoah National Park with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It starts at Rockfish Gap, […]

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Geothermal Weirdness, Volcanic Landscapes, and Stunning Beauty

When it comes to National Parks with steamy geothermal features, people usually think of Yellowstone National Park—but it’s certainly not the only park that’s hot to trot. There’s also California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park. On June 14, 1914, three men climbed Lassen Peak to see why a seemingly dormant volcano had started rumbling 16 days […]

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Turn Memorial Day Into a Weeklong Vacation

Looking forward to barbecues and RVing over Memorial Day weekend? Why not extend your stay for even more fun in the sun? Consider the following driving routes and destinations. Sequoia and Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, California Every year 4 million people visit Yosemite National Park to marvel at its soaring granite walls. But […]

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Springtime in the Smokies

Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park in America with over 11 million visitors a year. That is more than the number of visits of the next two national parks combined. From photo-worthy vistas to outdoor recreation and everything in between, this most-visited national park offers something for everyone. Any season is a […]

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National Parks Are Major Job Creators

According to a new National Park Service report, visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2017 resulted in a $35.8 billion benefit to the nation’s economy—a nearly $1 billion increase from 2016—and supported 306,000 jobs. More than 330 million visitors in 2017 spent $18.2 billion in the communities near national parks. Of the 306,000 […]

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