Swim! Some of our most enjoyable experiences in the National Parks have been swimming—especially on a hot afternoon. Many... more
Buy a National Parks Pass—it is a great value! Our family visited 11 different National Parks and Monuments with our year-... more
Use Sunscreen and Wear a Hat. Many National Parks in the West are at high altitude where the sun’s UV rays are... more
Grand Canyon Hiking Tips. (1) Prepare in advance. Make sure you are in shape for the hike. (2) Start hiking early in the... more
Pack Light. You may not be able to get everything back in.
Bison have the Right of Way!
Pause to Reflect. Our National Parks are places of exquisite natural beauty, unique cultural value and momentous historical... more
Life is about the journey not the destination. Do not get caught up rushing from place to place with an itinerary.... more
Take lots of photos to enjoy later and share with others
Recycle all the travel guides, maps, and pamphlets you collected while on vacation by using them in the creation of a... more