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Category Archives: National Parks

Haleakala National Park Boasts a Landscape Fit for a Hawaiian God

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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Our Favorite National Park-Themed Gear

Some gear begs for a logo or a splashy design  (witness the amply-stickered water bottle). So why not use that canvas to pay tribute to the national parks we love? These products celebrate our most beloved parks and in some cases helps to support them—because your purchase results in a donation to the National Park […]

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These National Parks Are Lifting Reservations for Fall

Since the pandemic and its corresponding visitation boom, several national parks have implemented timed-entry reservations to reduce crowding and ensure that visitors have access to parking during their stay. But after Labor Day, many of these national parks see entries drop, which allows them to lift those crowd-thinning rules. While parks like Haleakala National Park […]

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Channel Islands National Park: A Quiet Refuge a Stone’s Throw from Los Angeles

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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Hey Biden, It’s Time to Designate Some New National Parks

Have you ever gazed out over a breathtaking landscape and wondered to yourself, “Why isn’t this a national park?” Us, too. With a monumental increase in funding heralded by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act back in August, the National Park Service is perhaps more poised than ever to add new public lands to […]

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Visiting Sequoia National Park Has Never Felt So Precious

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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8 National Parks You Can See Without a Car

If you’ve visited a national park in the summer recently you’re probably found yourself in a frustrating gridlock that rivals an L.A. freeway at 5 P.M. And you can’t blame the bison. National parks are experiencing record numbers of visitors, and unfortunately for the environment, record numbers of vehicles. But that’s not to say you […]

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The Most Clever National Park Social Media Accounts

Since 1916, the National Park Service has protected and preserved over 400 parks and monuments in the United States. While the employees at these cultural champions and nature lovers take their responsibilities seriously, they also know how to cut loose online with oddball antics and wisecracks.    These are the NPS social media accounts we go […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Glacier National Park

While other kids were meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, I grew up going to Glacier National Park and learning the difference between black bear scat and grizzly scat. My dad always joked that grizzly scat contains hikers’ bear bells. It’s how I learned to remember which bears were carnivores. For us Montanans, visiting Glacier, the holy […]

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Dry Tortugas National Park: Haunted by History, Heralded for Its Marine Life

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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