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 Love Your Parks 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 – Winter/Spring 2019: Explore beautiful Cape Town in South Africa, Southern Arizona and Northeast Colorado, Central California and the Pacific Northwest, Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands, Louisiana and Central Kentucky. Journey along history routes, trails and highways. Step back into the historic days of the Wild West. Follow the Love Your Parks Tour. Celebrate The Arts. Get the latest in the world of tourism and hospitality, and much more!

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Boating Adventures – from the Bahamas to Florida, Betsi Hill shares her boating experiences aboard the Saltwater Gypsea.

A Walk in the Park – A #OneHourWalk spotlight on Gene C. Reid Park, an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson, Arizona.

A Steinbeck Family Surprise
– Novelist John Steinbeck’s family roots are in San Benito County, California.  

Discover England’s National Parks – There are fifteen National Parks protected for their natural beauty and available for the enjoyment of all.

66 on 66 Photographer Terrence Moore talks about photography, road tripping, and his new book, “66 On 66: A Photographer’s Journey.”