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Our national parks are such an amazing treasure that my family always enjoys exploring when we travel. Whenever we are planning a trip, I visit the National Parks Service website to help plan our itinerary for visits to lighthouses, forts, presidential libraries, as well as the national parks.


For years, we’ve visited as many national parks as we could during our trips. From climbing the steps to the Lincoln Memorial to watching the fireworks display at Mr. Rushmore, we love to take time to soak in the beauty of each one. For example, we could only watch in amazement as Old Faithful erupted in Yellowstone National Park within minutes of it’s predicted time. It’s not likely an experience we’ll forget anytime soon.


Nor will we forget Little Buddy learning to fly fish in the gorgeous river near the campground on the same trip. Such clear, cold, pristine water surrounded by gorgeous woodlands is always a gift to experience.


Our national parks showcase the awesome beauty of our gorgeous majestic, snow-capped mountains and our winding, deep carved canyons and a little bit of everything in between.

What are some of your favorite national parks? I’d love to add them to our “must-visit” travel list.

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  1. I grew up near Isle Royale National Park and love how isolated it is. I also consider Denali National Park a second home as I worked there for three years and was able to explore every nook and cranny (well not every one as that would be 6 million acres).

    1. Thanks for telling me about Isle Royale National Park, Nicole. We’ve visited Denali National Park previously and LOVED it.

  2. Yosemite National Park is a definite must-see. It is absolutely stunning! Big Bend National Park and Vicksburg National Military Park are also great places to visit.

  3. Zion has been my favorite since I first visited it in 2008 (in winter – a very special experience, too)! Hubby is a faithful fan of Bryce Canyon which is just surreal with those thousands of deep-red hoodoos.
    This fall we’re going to explore Yellowstone – I’m so excited!

  4. Fireworks at Mount Rushmore? That is on my bucket list. I love our national parks – we are so lucky to have such great parks here in the U.S! This summer when I have some time off from school I am definitely going to explore them some more!

  5. Glad that you are featuring National Parks and can i suggest, if you have time you can visit Kowloon Walled City too.