Tags : national parks

Explore Hidden Worlds of the National Parks from Home

Fascinated by National Parks? I wrote early this week that, due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, if you don’t have to go somewhere, my sincere and heartfelt recommendation to you is to stay put or go back home. That's hard to write when travel is such a big part of our lives.  So what […]Read More

Tips: Best Time of Year to Visit 15 Popular National Parks

When it comes to enjoying the splendor of America's 62 national parks, RVers know there's never a bad time to get out and enjoy them. That being said, we're guessing that many of our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers would be interested in the very best time to visit the parks.  Fortunately, the team at Best […]Read More

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks for 2020

The National Park Service has announced its free entrance days for 2020, starting with one that's right around the corner.  Per the service, parks that normally charge an entrance fee (ranging from $3 to $35) will offer free admission to all visitors on the five days, which are: January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. […]Read More

Free Admission to National Parks on Veterans Day

Anyone planning a trip to U.S. National Parks in the next month might want to consider doing so on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, for the last free entrance day of 2019.  Fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge […]Read More

Report: Humans are Making More Noise at National Parks

A recently published study found that humans are making an increased amount of noise in natural spaces at U.S. national parks. The study, “Anthropogenic noise in U.S. national parks – sources and spatial extent,” was co-authored by a team of researchers based at Colorado State University and published Oct. 2 in the Ecological Society of […]Read More

Top 5 Camping Destinations with the Best Views

Our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers know how spectacular the views can be when we’re out enjoying nature. We’re always trying to bring you details on the best places to go (and always looking for recommendations from you). That’s why I took notice with the folks at TravelTrivia.com put together a list of “5 U.S. Camping […]Read More

10 Tips for National Parks RVing

As we’ve said before, we like to think of mistakes as educational and improvement opportunities. And we’ve had plenty of “educational and improvement opportunities” along the way. The good news for you is that we’re happy to share those experiences with you in form of tips and how-to advice. But sometimes we find advice to […]Read More

Our Top 10 Favorite National Parks of the West

We love National Parks ! We love them so much we can’t begin to rate them because they are so diverse and so wild and beautiful . But we do want to share some of our favorites and we we enjoy them so much. So here is our Top 10 National Parks of the West, […]Read More

RV podcast #209: America’s National Parks in Crisis

America’s National Parks are in crisis. A growing near $12 billion backlog of desperately needed repairs and maintenance is seriously affecting America's National Parks. Inadequate federal campgrounds and deteriorating or closed roads, bridges and facilities negatively impact visitor experiences and RVers in particular. In our interview of the week, we talk to Chris Bornemann, Senior […]Read More

RV Podcast #182: Our National Parks are in Crisis

There’s a good news/bad news story about our U.S National Parks that you need to know about. The good news is the parks have never been more popular and attendance continues at all-time high. Unfortunately, though, the bad news is so bad that it is jeopardizing our much-loved National Parks. Devastating budget cutbacks, staff reductions, […]Read More

My new Challenge: 100 miles on the North Country Scenic Trail

One of the great things about traveling North America in an RV is all the new opportunities you come across to experience the land and have adventures. So it is with the North Country National Scenic Trail, which I discovered this past weekend on a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I was on the trail to participate […]Read More

RT69 Best Sights to See in America’s National Parks

With gas prices low and the National Parks Service celebrating it's 100th anniversary in 2016 with special events, there's never been a better time for RVers to visit a National Park. But what to see? In what order? We talk about that a lot this week with Rob Bignell, author oa=f a new book called […]Read More

2016 Free Days at National Parks

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks will waive their entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016. The 16 entrance fee-free days for 2016 will be: January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day April 16 through 24 – National Park Week August […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Tuzigoot & Montezuma Castle

Our Route 66 road trip brought us to Winslow, Arizona. This is where we started to see maps marking various prehistoric sites, too numerous to see them all. So, we gathered information about the American Indians who lived in these places. Several things struck us as never before: the diversity of culture, the ingenuity of […]Read More

National Parks: A Photographer’s Dream

I've spent much of the past two months using my spare time to study photography, though online courses, books and some classroom work. I also, gulp, bought a professional grade camera and have been learning its ins and out, too. All this in preparation for our RV visits to various National Parks across the country. […]Read More

National Parks: Free admission days and senior bargains

Our favorite RVing destinations are America's National Parks. There are 59 of them, as well as 350 plus other “units” that make up the entire system, including monuments and seashores and preserves. Most charge admission entrance fees but for 2014, the parks service has announced nine days for which there will be no admission charged. […]Read More