Tag archives for national parks

Just Back: Yellowstone National Park

National Geographic Expeditions trip leader Erika Skogg recently returned from Yellowstone National Park, a place she has been able to visit every summer since earning a photography degree from Montana State University in 2009. “Simply put, the park never gets old,” Erika says. “No matter how many times I’ve visited, I always find something new to discover.” Here are the highlights of her latest Yellowstone adventure.

Why National Parks Matter

National parks are like poems: arguably superfluous but in reality vital to humanity. Celebrate National Park Week (April 19 to 27) by visiting one near you.

@NatGeoTravel Twitter Chat: National Parks

Do you love America’s national parks? Join @NatGeoTravel this Friday, April 17, at 2 p.m. EDT for a Twitter chat with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel and Nat Geo’s own parks guru, John Francis.

A Birthday Wish for America’s National Parks

Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872, leading the British diplomat James Bryce to declare national parks “the best idea America ever had.” Indeed, it was, and is. But celebrations and plaudits aside, look at what we have done to our national treasures. As we prepare to celebrate the National Park Service centennial in 2016, here’s a birthday wish for the future.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web. Here are our latest picks.

I Heart My National Park: Capitol Reef

Nan Groves Anderson has lived near Capitol Reef National Park in south-central Utah for 17 years. And as the executive director of the Utah Tourism Industry Coalition, she gets to share her love for her slice of red-rock-country heaven with the world. Now she’s sharing her insider insight on this geologic wonder with the Nat Geo community. Here’s a look at Capitol Reef through Nan’s eyes.

Biking America’s National Parks

America’s national parks are blessed with opportunities for unparalleled biking. Trips that can cross the Continental Divide, circle the rim of an ancient volcano, or follow the path of an historic canal. Here are seven national parks that offer world-class scenic cycling routes.

Park in Progress: Patagonia

Ever since I read Bruce Chatwin’s “In Patagonia,” I’ve wanted to follow in his footsteps. And at the end of 2012, I was poised to realize my dream when Conservación Patagonica hired me to teach English at the nascent Patagonia National Park. My plan was to stay for three months; I ended up staying nearly five times that long. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at this remarkable park in progress.

Chasing Photographs in America’s National Parks

If you approach America’s national parks like a nature photographer, not only will you get memorable images, but also you’ll experience the parks at their inspiring best. Here’s how.

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Bookworms

Forgo the generic gift card this holiday season and wrap up a new travel-inspiring book instead with these five #TripLit recommendations from Don George.

Nat Geo at 125: Travel Touchstones

In honor of 125 years of exploration and high adventure, here are four ways National Geographic has made a lasting mark on the world of travel.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

Comments Off on #NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.