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 covering 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 – Summer 2020: New Zealand and Australia, Olympic National Park, Carson River Nature Walk, St. Vrain Colorado State Park, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Celebrate Natchitoches, Taos and North New Mexico, Palms Springs and Temecula in Southern California, Central California Public Art, Helen Hunt Falls, Park Artists-in-Residence, Tourism and Hospitality, and more.


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Northwest Nebraska Experience fascinating historical sites and geological wonders, as well as one very quirky roadside attraction.

Explore Exotic Chiang Mai – From a women’s prison, to trekking mountain trails in search of elephants, and learning how to plant rice in a watery paddy.

Lisa Samia in GettysburgPoet and author Lisa Samia discusses her visit to Gettysburg National Military Park, and her Civil War-related essays and poetry.

Southwest New Mexico Clay TrailExplore galleries, museums, studios, a handmade production factory, as well as historic sites with clay related history.

Castle Creek Manor B&B A lovely lodging destination in Grand Junction, Colorado that’s just 5 minutes from the Colorado National Monument.


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