Welcome to NationalParkTraveling.com!

Big Blend’s National Park Travel Planner website is a great place to plan your next visit to a National Park destination. This site, along with Parks & Travel Magazine, is published by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, a mother/daughter travel, radio and publishing team, who through their Big Blend Spirit of America Tour, are committed to visiting and documenting all 417+ US National Park Units and showcasing what their gateway communities have to offer. Our goal is to promote the full funding and protection of our National Parks and other public lands and programs, and to further sustainable and responsible tourism as a viable industry to the park gateway communities.

PARKS & TRAVEL MAGAZINE: Fall 2017 – From California to Cape Cod, the Pacific Northwest to the Southwest, Canada, England and Belize, it’s all about Travel & Events, Parks & Trails, Bird & Wildlife Watching, Art & Photography, History & Culture! (Formerly Spirit of America Magazine.)
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LATEST ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & EVENTS:

Art in Fort Union – Contemporary painter Patricia Cummins is the artist-in-residence at Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico.

 

Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest – Artist Victoria Chick explores the art, culture and symbolic stories behind totem poles.

Bird Watching in England – Boasting numerous reserves, and coastal and riparian areas, birding is a year-round activity in England.

Visit Steveston, B.C. – Historic buildings, boutique stores, distinctive restaurants, working fishing docks and parks give this destination a special sense of place.

Tucson Hollywood History – For the past one hundred years, Hollywood has made Tucson its home, filming at least eighty-one movies there.