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 – Winter/Spring 2022: Explore Natchitoches, Louisiana and Coastal Mississippi, Alaska by Private Boat, The Pacific Northwest and Northern California, Nevada’s Pony Express Country, Colorado Adventures, Fort Union National Monument, Acadia National Park, The Desert Southwest, Norfolk Broads in England, Sequoia Parks Conservancy, Wildlife Corridors, National Park Artists-In-Residence, Authors and Writers, Tourism and Hospitality News, and more.


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22 Reasons to Visit Natchitoches, Louisiana’s Oldest City

Coastal Mississippi – Let Us Surprise You!

Acadia National Park, the Crown Jewel of Coastal Maine

Sustainable & Regenerative Travel in Willamette Valley, Oregon  

Visit Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State

Sweet Biscuit Inn in Asheville, North Carolina

Fiber Artist Nancy Hershberger in Fort Union National Monument

Author Elsa van der Byl – Hippos, Hotspots & Homelands 

Sequoia Parks Conservancy and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act  

Poet Lisa G. Samia in Manassas National Battlefield Park

New California Tourism and Hospitality Employment Laws  



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