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 at

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PARKS & TRAVEL MAGAZINE – TRAVEL WEST : Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage, Exploring the Island of Hawai’i, Fall Escapes – Tofino to Casper, Door County in Wisconsin, Indiana Dunes National Park, Big Bend National Park, and the Meteor Crater in Arizona.


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Experience the Magic of Grand Teton National Park  

Visit DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in Tucson  

Adventures in Africa from Uganda to Morocco

Following the Hoof Prints of Isabella Bird  

Cruising Alaska in 2024 

Park Road Trip from Asheville to West Virginia & Virginia  

Exploring Two Square Miles of Downtown Tucson  

Tiffany’s Bed & Breakfast in Hot Springs, Arkansas  

Historic Must-Stay Lodgings with Incredible Backstories   

New Mexico Bed & Breakfasts – Chama to Gila 

Festival Fun in Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Stay & Play in Sunny Palm Springs