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Saturday, March 26, 2016

How To Plan The Perfect National Parks Trip

Above, Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser. Photo by Armand Vaquer,

If you haven't planned for your 2016 vacation yet, now is the time to start your planning.

Why? This is a special year for the National Park Service.

Condé Nast Traveler has an article on planning your vacation at any of our national parks.

They begin with:
The National Park Service turns 100 this year, making 2016 the time to explore one of the greatest U.S. treasures. But you should start planning now—and we're here to help. 
If visiting Yellowstone, Yosemite, or any of the country's other national parks isn't on your bucket list, go ahead and edit it. Why? This summer, the National Park Service will mark its 100th anniversary, and while the official celebration doesn't take place until August—the same month President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act of 1916 a century ago, establishing the National Park Service—festivities are under way all year. The only catch: You need to start planning now, because true park aficionados have been mapping out their trips for months, and lodges and resorts are booking up quickly. From choosing which of the 59 parks you'll visit to getting there in Condé Nast Traveler style, here's what you need to know.
Above, Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
Above, Checkerboard Mesa at Zion National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

I will be visiting Yosemite National Park next month and hope to visit others in the coming year. Last year, I visited four national parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Zion and Joshua Tree.

To read more, go here

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