Welcome to NationalParkTraveling.com, home to Big Blend’s quartley digital Parks & Travel Magazine, an online travel planning directory, and a wealth of articles, interviews and videos cover 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 LoveYourParksTour.com.




PARKS & TRAVEL MAGAZINE – Spring/Summer 2019: Love Your Parks Tour Stories, Botswana & Namibia Safaris, Desert Southwest, Central California and the Pacific Northwest, Epic Yellowstone, Historic Louisiana and Kentucky, Exploring Canada’s Parks, Beautiful Breckland UK, Boating Adventures, Summer Festivals, Park Artists-in-Residence, Filmmakers and Authors, Responsible Travel & Tourism, History and Culture, and much more.


Read on Calameo HERE!…


Or Read on Issuu HERE!





Big Trees & Banana Slugs! In honor of Love a Tree Day, the latest Love Your Parks Tour blog from Priscilla, our sock monkey travel mascot, shines the spotlight on our visit to Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County, Northern California.









California Nature Trippin’ –
Three spectacular northern and central California park destinations to visit now.

Namibia’s Little Five – Meet five small and unique critters who dwell in the world’s oldest desert.

Wild in Northern Quebec – Follow the road into the Tadoussac countryside and you’ll find farms carved out of the forest landscape

Tourism Excellence
– Whether you are a traveler or in the tourism industry, you have to embrace flexibility and be willing to do things differently.

Branding in Tourism – Chuck Pettis, author of TechnoBrands and President of Brand-Solutions, shares branding tips for hotels and restaurants.