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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Park Road Trip from Asheville to West Virginia & Virgina  

Fall Destinations from Tofino BC to Casper WY

Kauai – An Island Apart 

Fall Adventures in California’s Sequoia Country   

A Call for Musicians in National Parks   

If There’s a Heaven on Earth, it’s Vermejo 

Exploring Two Square Miles of Downtown Tucson  

Tiffany’s Bed & Breakfast in Hot Springs, Arkansas  

Fall Exhibits at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun  

Meet Travel Writer & Author Kathleen Walls    

Gettysburg is More than a Battlefield

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