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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

Quiz: How Well Do You Know US National Parks?

US National Parks

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.)

I wouldn’t claim to be an expert when it comes to U.S. National Parks but was curious to see what I knew based on a quiz from Outside Magazine. Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know US National Parks?

National Parks Fee-Free Days 2015

US National ParksEach 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

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

10 Crowd Free National Parks

Pinnacles NP

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

10 National Park Experiences Of A Lifetime

Devils Tower from our trip in July 2012

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

Continue reading 10 National Park Experiences Of A Lifetime

Reminder: Free Entrance To U.S. National Parks This Weekend

Early last month I wrote about Free Entrance Days at US National Parks in 2014.

To get some ideas about National Parks to visit , check out a post I wrote about Fodor’s list of 10 Best National Parks To Visit This Winter.

President’s Day Weekend is coming up in less than a week which means free entry to National Parks all over the country!

Continue reading Reminder: Free Entrance To U.S. National Parks This Weekend