One of the things in the U.S. that I’d most like to do is visit more of our National Parks.
To date I’ve only visited a handful of the main parks like Badlands in South Dakota, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, the Everglades in Florida and the Virgin Islands snorkeling on St John. (I’ve also been to Grand Canyon West for the amazing Skywalk however it isn’t part of the NPS.)
Each year the U.S. National Parks offers a bunch of Entrance Fee-Free Days where entry to all parks are free!
Dates for Entrance-Free Days for 2015 were announced earlier in December. I decided to hold off a bit about posting them since the first free day isn’t until January 19.
The U.S. National Parks offer an amazing array of sites to visit around the country. While I’ve visited some of these interesting parks, I haven’t even scratched the surface on what they really have to offer. Continue reading National Parks Fee-Free Days 2015→
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!
Do you love to visit U.S. National Parks or are you interested in doing so?
Great Smokey Mountains NP, located in Tennessee and North Carolina was the most visited U.S. National Park in 2013 with 9,354,695 according to the National Parks Conservation Association. Following in a distant second was Grand Canyon NP with 4,564,840 visitors and Yosemite NP with 3,691,191 visitors.
While I’m certainly no expert on the topic of U.S. National Parks, I would’ve expected the most visited parks to be Yellowstone or Yosemite. Kim and I have visited a limited number of National Parks in the U.S. and hope to change this in the future. Continue reading 10 Crowd Free National Parks→
When it comes to travel, we tend to pick many more international destinations than domestic ones around America. However, in recent years we’ve been trying to make it a point to see more of our amazing country.
In recent years we’ve spent time in Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin (and a few others that I’ve probably left out). During some of the trips we had the opportunity to visit some National Parks like Badlands, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Mammoth Cave. We’ve also visited other parks which are designated as National Monuments & Historis Sites. In the future, I’d love to get to more of these parks and sites