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 Spirit of America 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.

SPIRIT OF AMERICA MAGAZINE: Summer 2017 – From the Far West to the Desert Southwest, the Midwest to the Southeast, and even England, it’s all about National Park Travel Destinations including One Hour Walks and Trails, Birds and Wildlife, History and Culture, Art and Film, Conservation and Volunteering, and more! Read on Calameo….  Read on Issuu….

LISTEN TO NATIONAL PARKS RADIO:

VIDEO: 60 Second Spotlight: Great Smoky Mountains

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LATEST ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & EVENTS:

Photographer Otis Harville The award-winning photographer discusses his digital fine art imagery and national park travels.

Dances with Wolves – Steve Schneickert recalls the Hollywood History of the classic western.

Steppin’ Out in San Juan Bautista – Tour “The City of History” at the crossroads of California culture.

Arivaca Cienega Trail A birder’s paradise in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, in Southern Arizona.

Commitment to Conservation – Spotlight on eight leaders in conservation, preservation and protecting our public lands.