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National Park Week Every April, during the presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week, The National Park Service teams up with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks. Together they celebrate America's treasures! This year National Park Week is from April 20-28 and it is all about exploring Earth's amazing places and discovering stories of history and culture! The National Park Service and The National Park Foundation encourage you to help out and find your park!  The Daily Schedule  We celebrated Earth Day yesterday, and now here is the schedule for the rest of the week! There is so much to learn and so many activities to participate...

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The Ultimate Adventure  Taking a trip to a national park is an incredible adventure that will have you in awe and leave you with lasting memories. Whether you have been to a national park before or this is your first time, each trip is unique and exciting. Every trip, though, requires proper planning. Continue reading for our step by step guide that will help you plan your national park trip and ensure you have the best time! Badlands National Park, Photo by NPS/ Sara Feldt Planning Your National Park Trip Step 1: Choosing a Park There are 60 national parks to choose from! Choosing...

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Biking and Camping Are you like us and have a passion for both biking and camping? If so, have you considered participating in a multi day bicycle ride or tour? These experiences are not only great exercise, but they also allow you to see cities, towns, national and state parks, and the country side in a whole new way. When it comes to these multi day events, though, many people are torn about sleeping accommodations. On one hand, you want to stay outdoors and experience as much of nature's beauty as you can, but on the other hand, you want...

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Traveling With Pets Traveling with pets is becoming more and more popular, and dog owners like us love bringing our furry friends along on outdoor adventures! While National Parks used to not allow pets at all, the rules have been changing over the years. Since this is a popular topic among our fellow dog lovers, we decided to write a post listing our favorite dog friendly National Parks in the country! Dog Friendly National Parks 1. Shenandoah National Park Not far from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park’s cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and quiet wooded hollows offer a great getaway for you and your pup!...

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National Park Fee-Free Days In a recent press release, The National Park service announced which days they are waiving entrance fees in 2019! They are: Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day On these days, only the entrance fee is waived. It does include any other activities, such as camping. These selected days offer visitors, volunteers and veterans the opportunity to visit the parks and truly celebrate...

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