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The Most Popular US National Park, A Great Road Trip Destination

US National Parks
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US National Parks are amazing places to visit. What makes the parks so great are the amount of diversity in terms of what you might see.

To date, I haven’t seen enough of the US National Parks, having only visited four- American Samoa, Badlands, Everglades and Mammoth Cave. During these visits, I’ve seen a lot of variety and I’d definitely like to see more in the future. Continue reading The Most Popular US National Park, A Great Road Trip Destination

Florida Everglades Airboat Rides Ending

Florida Everglades

Almost two years back, Kim, Lucas and I took an airboat tour in the Florida Everglades while visiting my parents during Thanksgiving Weekend.

Kim and I enjoyed the tour but it definitely wasn’t Lucas’ favorite thing to do. I’d guess it was mainly due to the loud noise caused by the airboats.

According to Frommer’s, “airboats have been a staple of touring the Florida Everglades. New rules, though, are about the silence them once and for all“. Continue reading Florida Everglades Airboat Rides Ending

Tomorrow (11/11): Last Free Entry Day- US National Parks in 2014

us national parks
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One of the best ways to explore our great country is by visiting one of the many US National Parks. Visiting isn’t an overly costly proposition but its always even better when it’s free!

Each year the parks host a select amount of Free Entrance Days to celebrate a variety of holidays and occasions. Continue reading Tomorrow (11/11): Last Free Entry Day- US National Parks in 2014

National Parks Raising Entry Fees

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Here is a little bad new for you U.S. National Park lovers out there.

Visiting a national park is a pretty budget-friendly activity. With only 131 of 401 public properties under NPS management charing a fee, we’re talking about over 60% of the parks being absolutely free to visit!

However, for those 131 parks which do charge a fee, there is a good chance that the entry fee will be increasing in the near future. Continue reading National Parks Raising Entry Fees

Free Entry To US National Parks for NPS Birthday

The U.S. National Parks Service is turning 98 in a couple of days from now and will be offering a great perk which comes around just a handful of times each year.

Monday, August 25 will be one of the Free Entrance Days at the national parks, giving you access for free to all 401 parks. (Only 133 parks actually charge an entrance fee.) Continue reading Free Entry To US National Parks for NPS Birthday