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!

Read on Calameo HERE!…

Or Read on Issuu HERE!




Botswana Nature TripTravel writer Debbie Stone goes on a wildlife safari in Chobe National Park and visits Victoria Falls.

Butterfield Overland Mail Route – Five parks to visit on the Southern Arizona and Southern California corridor.

Winter in Juneau, Alaska – A destination known for wildlife, fishing, glaciers, shopping, restaurants and artistic flare.

Composer Glenn McClure – Meet the current National Parks Arts Foundation’s artist-in-residence in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

The Arizona Cowboy – Visit the Rex Allen “Arizona Cowboy” Museum & Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame in southeast Arizona.