Rob Decker is a graphic artist and photographer who has spent over 50 years visiting the national parks in the U.S. When he was only 19 years old, he had the lucky opportunity to study under the renowned photographer Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. He’s now captured all of our country’s most iconic landscapes, […]
You could visit a new national park every month and it would still take years to see them all. There are 59 vast areas currently preserved as National Parks across the US, not to mention the hundreds of other recreation sites, state parks, and national monuments. Take some time in 2018 to mark these ten […]
Updated 1/23/2018: A short-term bill was passed to end the government shutdown. This reopened the government and provides funding only through February 8. Source: Q13 Fox. On January 19, 2018, the federal government shut down after Congress was not able to agree on a budget. While this doesn’t stop the U.S. Postal Service and […]
Attention RVing runners! If you’re looking for a good reason to get out and visit the beauty of the National Parks, consider putting the National Park Race Series on your bucket list. That’s right! Since 2013, Vacation Races has hosted a series of half-marathons, full marathons, and ultra races through some of the most beautiful […]
Those of you that have followed this blog over the years know my preferred cost for a nightly campsite is free. However, free campsites are not always conveniently located near the places I want to visit, so when I do pay for a space, I like a campground that offers real value for the dollar. […]
There was a lot of talk this past summer about the price of a senior lifetime America the Beautiful Pass going from $10 to $80. Though it is an 800% increase, this pass is still a great value. An America the Beautiful Pass grants you access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass […]
According to the 2016 visitation statistics, over 11.3 million people visited the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, nearly double the number that visited the second-most visited Grand Canyon. By contrast, fewer than 50,000 people combined made the trek to visit the three least-visited national parks. Whether you are looking for a unique and uncrowded wilderness […]
“If a camper visits a national park and doesn’t actually post about it on Facebook, did it really happen?” When the National Park Service was established in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson wasn’t looking for ways to provide high-speed internet. Visitors didn’t need to check their Facebook or upload selfies from the Grand Canyon to their […]
Want to end your RV trip in a body bag? Here’s how to get injured or die in the national parks on your next summer adventure.
Privatizing national park campgrounds functions is nothing new, but if the new Interior Department budget is passed the American public could see much more outsourced functions.
Don’t wait for summer campers to crowd you out. Plan a spring vacation now at any (or all!) of these five great national parks to visit before summer.