National Park Traveling

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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 – Spring/Summer 2021: Community Parks Across America, Exploring Egypt, Historic Easton UK, North Dakota’s Badlands, Grand Great Basin, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Northwest Nevada Pony Express History, Hal Moore Military Museum in Kentucky, Travel Costa Mesa in Southern California, Visit Phoenix in Central Arizona, Savor San Benito County in Central California, Art and Book News.


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Discover Siskiyou County, CA – Home to stunning Mt. Shasta, this area draws outdoor adventurers and nature lovers year-round.

A Slice of Switzerland – Head to Ouray, Colorado, a charming western town that has a big reputation as an adventure playground.

Musician Sam Nester in Hawaii Volcanoes – The acclaimed trumpeter shares his experience as the latest NPAF artist-in-residence.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun – Current exhibits featuring the work of southwest artist Ted DeGrazia, at this historic landmark in Tucson.

Walks Far Man – Jim Ostdick gives an overview of his new book, “Walks Far Man: In Step with History on the Pacific Crest Trail.”

Among the Beautiful Beasts – Lori McMullen’s new novel reveals the remarkable untold story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

A Tuscan Estate B&B – This 1928 historic Colonial Style inn is just 5 blocks from  historic downtown McMinnville, Oregon.



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