Love Your Parks Tour

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LOVE YOUR PARKS TOUR
Showcasing America’s Parks, Communities & Treasures

“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

In May 2019, Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, Big Blend’s mother-daughter travel, radio and publishing team are getting back on the road full-time to continue their ‘Love Your Parks Tour!’ The tour is their quest to visit and cover all of America’s parks and public lands, and along with their local communities. Of course Priscilla, their pink sock monkey travel mascot, will be along for this next adventure!

This epic journey started in 2012 and covered portions of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Louisiana. After a necessary publishing and production break, Nancy and Lisa are ready for another 3-5 year commitment of traveling full-time to document, map and share stories about America’s parks and public spaces, routes and trails, historic sites and cultural landmarks, natural and geological wonders, local flavors and festive traditions, and more.

“We are on a mission to inform and inspire travelers across the country and around the world to explore America’s beautiful and historical park destinations by providing them with engaging and entertaining articles and event news, radio interviews and podcasts, photo and video features, interactive maps, and travel planning guides and directories.”

The ‘Love Your Parks Tour’ itinerary is being arranged now. Our first confirmed destinations for 2019 include: Greeley in Northeast Colorado, Springfield in Central Kentucky, Natchitoches in Northwest Louisiana, the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Be Part of the Love Your Parks Tour

 

Plan Your Park & Travel Adventure

– Follow our Love Your Parks Tour “Mission Possible” Stories

– Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

– Subscribe to our weekly Big Blend e-Newsletter 

– Purchase a Love Your Parks Tour Fundraising T-shirt

– Join our Park Travel Directory

– Meet Our Sponsors & Supporters

– Inquire or Suggest a Destination (please fill out form below)

– Inquire about Being a Host Destination (please fill out form below)

– Inquire about our Tour Sponsorship Opportunities (please fill out form below)


Watch this space for itinerary updates and message us below if you want the tour in your town! A special thank you goes out to Yvonne & John Peach, owners of the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, for being the ‘Love Your Parks Tour, headquarters!

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