National Parks Traveler: Recovering Yellowstone

National Parks Traveler: Recovering Yellowstone

Climate change is materializing in various ways across the National Park System. Houses have been falling into the Atlantic at Cape Hatteras National Seashore as a result of sea level rise and shifting of the barrier island, wildfires have been…

National Parks Traveler Episode 181: Musical Kīlauea

National Parks Traveler Episode 181: Musical Kīlauea

If you’re interested in volcanoes, you need not go further than our national parks to get your fill. Eighty-four units of the National Park System have volcanic resources. These parks run the gamut of having very active volcanic features to…

National Parks Traveler|Homestead National Historical Park

National Parks Traveler|Homestead National Historical Park

Homestead National Historical Park near Beatrice, Nebraska, isn’t that big, just 211 acres, but as the saying goes, it plays much, much bigger. Here you’ll find the National Museum on Homesteading, historic buildings including the Palmer-Epard log cabin that despite…

National Parks Traveler | Exploring Fort Larned National Historic Site

National Parks Traveler | Exploring Fort Larned National Historic Site

The beauty of the National Park System is that there are more than 400 units that you can choose to visit, and each has a unique perspective showcasing the United States’ history, natural beauty, or cultural Fort Larned is…

Audio Postcards From The Parks: Stitching National Parks Together

Audio Postcards From The Parks: Stitching National Parks Together

Though Nancy Hershberger might be dismissed by “traditional” quilters, her patchwork designs capture a setting deserving a spot in an art gallery, or a wall in your True, her quilts won’t cover your bed or keep you physically warm…

National Parks Traveler |Walking Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

National Parks Traveler |Walking Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

There are 423 units in the National Park System, but a surprising number of people focus on about two dozen Last year, when roughly 300 million visited the park system, just 25 units – the Yellowstones, Grand Canyon’s, Zions,…

National Parks Traveler| Walking The Oregon Trail At Scotts Bluff

National Parks Traveler| Walking The Oregon Trail At Scotts Bluff

The Oregon Trail stretched roughly 2,170 miles from Missouri to Oregon’s Willamette It rambled across prairie, sagebrush desert and From the 1840s into the 1880s, hundreds of thousands of immigrants made the challenging journey, and not all

Audio Postcard From The Parks | Sea Kayaking Jackson Lake At Grand Teton

Audio Postcard From The Parks | Sea Kayaking Jackson Lake At Grand Teton

There really are few days that aren’t great for paddling on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, whether you’re in a canoe or a sea During a short getaway in early June my wife and I did just…

National Parks Traveler: Surviving The Covid Pandemic At Yosemite

National Parks Traveler: Surviving The Covid Pandemic At Yosemite

The impact of the Covid shutdown in the National Park System is well-known, and we regret that many park-related businesses in the gateway communities may not have made The National Parks Traveler circled back to one particular business that…