National Parks

Crater Lake is shown

Crater Lake National Park

Visiting Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is a great way to experience the magic of the Cascades and learn about volcanoes. Crater Lake sits atop Mount Mazama, which is just one of a string of volcanoes from Northern California to British Columbia. But there… Read More »Crater Lake National Park

The ocean is shown throught the trees at Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park in South Florida is unlike most national parks because the wilderness that it protects is mainly underwater. Looking out over Biscayne Bay, one may simply see a wide stretch of blue water coming to an end at another wide stretch of blue… Read More »Biscayne National Park

An alligator floats along

Shark Valley Trails Loop

Shark Valley in Everglades National Park is big but a great way to explore this unique area of the United States. It’s also an area of the park where you are almost guaranteed to catch glimpses of wildlife. The main trail at Shark Valley is… Read More »Shark Valley Trails Loop

Differenty types of public lands

Different types of public lands

Public lands are my favorite thing. Getting away deep into the wilderness couldn’t be possible without large swaths of land that belong to the public. And because they belong to the public, they are open to all to explore. However, there are many different types… Read More »Different types of public lands

Standing tall among the saguaro cacti at Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

The Saguaro Cactus has become a symbol of the desert and the American Southwest, but the famous plant is actually only found in a small portion of the American Southwest. And other than putting down roots in northwestern Mexico, it isn’t found anywhere else in… Read More »Saguaro National Park

Exploring White Sands National Park

White Sands National Park

South central New Mexico is home to the largest gypsum sand dunes in the entire world. And on Dec. 20, 2019, this unique area became the United State’s newest national park. White Sands National Park was first designated in 1933 as White Sands National Monument… Read More »White Sands National Park

Zion National Park is a wonderful park with amazing scenery

Exploring Zion National Park

Zion National Park is the fourth most visited National Park, and that’s not by coincidence or convenience – it’s breathtaking in its beauty and fascinating terrain. High plateaus in southwest Utah are ruggedly cut with a maze of deep, narrow canyons. Towering 2,000-foot Navajo Sandstones… Read More »Exploring Zion National Park