The National Parks of the United States by State

This is a list of National Parks by state. We've linked our stories to the parks we have visited. There are 61 U.S. National Parks, including two in American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands.

Views of Olympic National Park, Washington

The vistas of Olympic National Park are spectacular. We spent two days walking around Olympic National Park in Washington. It's spectacular for several reasons, but unusual because of the various eco systems it [...]

Jumping into Salta, Argentina

Light spring foliage in the Huaico Reserve makes it easier to spot birds–but not any easier to photograph them. When you think of Argentina, chances are Salta isn’t the first city to come [...]

By | 2017-12-11T10:46:35+00:00 December 7, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: |1 Comment

Visiting Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Sensations

Kris and Tom at the end of the world. With its back to the world, the town of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of Argentina casts its [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:35:41+00:00 December 4, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: , |1 Comment

Interview with a Galapagos Guide

A first in the Galapagos Islands: me, my knees, and a Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) We’ve never kept a ‘bucket’ list of places to visit before we die. But if we had, the [...]

Cuba Vacations: Hiking National Parks in Cuba

Cuba vacations in national parks: Limestone karstic formations in Viñales, Cuba As excited as we were for our first Cuba vacation, we were even more psyched for plans to hike its National Parks [...]

Surprises Along the W: Trekking Patagonia’s Torres del Paine

I realize now that trekking the ‘W’ in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park was something I should have been better prepared for. So when I heard recently that World Expeditions was looking for #BestMountainTrek [...]

Nova Scotia: History, Cuisine, and Natural Beauty

St. Ann's Bay along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Nova Scotia offers its own brand of history, cuisine, natural beauty, and recreation. It wasn’t an hour off the Digby Ferry [...]

Views of the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Saint Ann's Harbour. Frankly, by the end of our day I was a little confused at what we were looking at. Or which way we were looking. But I was assured that this was [...]

By | 2016-08-22T09:59:05+00:00 August 22, 2016|Categories: Canada, National Parks, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Adventure Travel in Quebec, a la Kris and Tom

This suspension bridge over Fjord du Saguenay was our destination on my first Via Ferrata. Before we even left for Quebec, we faced some tough decisions. The centerpiece of our visit was a [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:28:26+00:00 July 20, 2016|Categories: Active Travel, Canada, National Parks, North America|Tags: , , |1 Comment