Love Your Parks Tour

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LOVE YOUR PARKS TOUR
Showcasing America’s Communities & Treasures

 

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 units within the national park service, along with their gateway communities and surrounding parks and public lands. Of course Priscilla, their pink sock monkey travel mascot, will be along for this next adventure!

The ‘Love Your Parks Tour’ Mission is 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.  

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.

The ‘Love Your Parks Tour’ itinerary is being arranged now. First confirmed destinations for 2019 include 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. 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!

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

BE PART OF BIG BLEND’S “LOVE YOUR PARKS TOUR”

Travelers:

  1. Get social and follow the adventure (Hashtag: #LoveYourParks) on:

     – Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine’s main social sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

     – Parks & Travel Magazine’s new social sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

     – Weekly Big Blend e-Newsletter

  1. Plan your own Park Travel Adventure! Watch for new articles, interviews, videos, interactive maps and travel listings in Big Blend’s Park Travel Directory.
  1. Suggest a Destination for the “Love Your Parks Tour.” (Contact us via the form below or message us on Social Media with #LoveYourParks.)

 

Park Destinations and their Local Attractions, Businesses, Services & Organizations:

  1. Bring the “Love Your Parks Tour” to visit and cover your community or establishment with editorial, radio, video and interactive map features! If you would like to learn more on being a media host or partner, please contact Lisa D. Smith (form below) to see if your community / establishment is an editorial match and can be included in the travel itinerary.
  1. Harvest the “Love Your Parks Tour” media buzz and get listed (FOR FREE) in Big Blend’s Park Travel Directory! Is your business or organization near a national park unit, forest, state park, historic site or public land? Does your establishment cater to park travelers, history buffs, hikers and campers, bird and wildlife watchers, or outdoor adventurers?  We’re on a mission to become the ultimate park travel resource in the world, and thanks to our marketing partners and sponsors, our Park Travel Directory is a free and cost effective platform to connect your business, organization, product or destination with our travel audience. We also have media sponsorship opportunities. Learn More & Sign Up for a FREE Directory Listing or Discounted Upgrade!

CONTACT US: For more information please fill out the form below or call at (520) 395-0728 or email lisa@bigblendmagazines.com. For more on Big Blend Magazines and our audience, please visit our Marketing Page.

 

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