National Park Traveling

Welcome to National Park Traveling!

Welcome to, home to Big Blend’s digital Parks & Travel Magazine, an online travel planning directory, and a wealth of articles, interviews and videos cover travel across America and around the world. This site is published by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, Big Blend’s mother-daughter travel, publishing and radio team, who are traveling full time on their Love Your Parks Tour. The tour is their quest to visit and cover all of America’s parks and public lands, along with their local communities. Follow their tour experiences and blog at


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PARKS & TRAVEL MAGAZINE – January/February 2020: State Park Destinations, Mesmerizing Monument Valley, Exploring Northern New Mexico, California’s Sequoia Country, Japan’s Kumano Kodo Trail, Hikes and Outdoor Adventures, Visual Art and Photography, The Historic Mayflower, Roots Travel and Cultural Experiences, Responsible Tourism and Hospitality, and more.


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Artist Dawn Waters Baker – Hear about her experiences as the winter National Parks Arts Foundation artist-in-residence in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Bandelier National Monument – Located just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico this park protects evidence of a human presence that dates back over 11,000 years.

Little Rock, Arkansas – The revitalized downtown district is a contemporary yet historically charming destination that boasts a vibrant entertainment scene.

Gardens Across America – A Love Your Parks Tour map story project covering gardens, and wildflower destinations.

Mesmerizing Monument Valley – John Wayne was right on the mark when he described Monument Valley as, “God’s Treasure.”

Mayflower Celebrates 400 Years – Roots travel and family history connections between England, Holland, and America.