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: Oct-Dec. 2018 – This issue invites you to explore Northern Quebec and Eastern Canada, Iceland and Scotland’s Shetland Islands, the American heartland cities of Detroit and Cleveland, along with the Chief Joseph Trail Ride and regional portions of California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Kentucky and Louisiana. Enjoy articles and interviews covering family history and roots travel, art and photography, books and film history, tourism and hospitality.  


Read on Calameo HERE!…


Or Read on Issuu HERE!



Artist Alice Leese in Fort Union – Spotlight on the latest artist-in-residence at Fort Union National Monument in Northern Mexico!

Winter in Pinnacles National Park – Go hiking and rock climbing, bird and wildlife watching, star gazing, and exploring caves and waterfalls.

Heart Healthy Travel Dr. Jackie Eubany shares 5 travel tips for those with chronic medical conditions

A Town with Three Names – The fascinating tale of how and why Yerington, Nevada changed its name three times.

Commitment in Tourism – How to make your community vision happen, while building sustainable and responsible tourism.