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: Feb/March 2018 – From an epic road trip across Zimbabwe to following the historic Anza Trail in the desert southwest, this early spring issue takes you on a journey to a multitude of park destinations throughout California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana and Kentucky. The spotlight also shines on the music and the arts, film history, tourism and hospitality, spring festivals and events.   READ HERE!….   OR READ HERE!…

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Video: Steppin’ Out in San Juan Bautista, California

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LATEST ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & EVENTS:

Galapagos HawksEcuador Wildlife Adventure – Travel writer Melanie Votaw visits the Galapagos Islands, Amazon River and Andes Mountain range.  

Historic Oxford, Mississippi From William Faulkner to “Ole Miss,” Debbie Stone explores the “Cultural Mecca of the South”.  

Following the Anza Trail – From Arizona to Southern California, 16 must-visit parks, trails, historic sites and side trips.

Early Arizona Artists – Early 20th century artists that were drawn by a desert icon.

Festive Yuma, Arizona – Early spring events and festivals ranging from the blues to classic cars and canoe trips!

Special (and Free) Tourism Marketing Opportunity – Check out our new tourism marketing program for non-profit / government operated visitor information centers, attractions, activities and events!