PARK & TRAVEL NETWORK
The relationships between nature and conservation, history and preservation, culture and the arts, all walk hand-in-hand. Welcome to our Parks & Travel Network, a new travel and tourism community created by Lisa D. Smith and Nancy J. Reid, editors of Parks & Travel Magazine and Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, hosts of Big Blend Radio, and full-time travelers on the Love Your Parks Tour.
Showcasing and connecting the people and destinations we have met on our travels and through our radio shows and magazines, this network supports small business and community through responsible travel and tourism.
This new and exclusive Parks & Travel Network meets online through our Big Blend Radio shows, monthly Big Blend Marketeer e-Newsletter, and interactive map below. If you want to be part of our Parks & Travel Network please contact us, and be sure to join our Parks & Travel Facebook Group, and follow our Parks & Travel news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Formed in 1981 in Southern California, the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a premiere global network of food, wine and travel journalists and the people who promote them. Select IFWTWA members frequent Big Blend Radio and contribute articles to Big Blend Magazines. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/international-food-wine-travel-writers-association/
Glynn is a family history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours in England, where he takes visitors on bespoke and special interest tours, and also assists in family history research. He is a longtime contributor for Big Blend Radio and Big Blend Magazines. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/norfolk-tours/
Travel writer Linda Kissam is a longtime contributor for Big Blend Radio and Big Blend Magazines, sharing stories about her food, wine and travel adventures across the country and around the world. A seasoned writer with a background in publicity and tourism management, Linda is also the President of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association.
Travel writer Debbie Stone is a regular contributor for Big Blend Radio and Big Blend Magazines, who crosses the globe in search of unique destinations and experiences to share with her readers and listeners. She’s an avid explorer who welcomes new opportunities to increase awareness and enthusiasm for places, culture, food, history, nature, outdoor adventure, wellness and more. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/debbie-stone-travel-writer/
San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs is an expert Parks & Travel Magazine contributor and Big Blend Radio guest covering labors laws that affect the hospitality and tourism industry. Ward litigates in both state and federal courts, and he has represented many lead plaintiffs in class action litigation when an employer’s conduct has harmed many employees. He also files suit for deserving employees who only have their own legitimate employment claims. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/san-diego-employment-attorney-ward-heinrichs/
Bobbi DePorter is the co-founder of SuperCamp and president of Quantum Learning Network which offers training to youth, educators and businesses around the world. Her learning, life skills and character education programs have impacted more than twenty million young people worldwide. Bobbi is the creator of the 8 Keys of Excellence character education program. Bobbi is an expert contributor to Parks & Travel Magazine and Big Blend Radio guest covering excellence in community development and the tourism industry. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/bobbi-deporter-education-expert/
A family history and genealogy expert, Holly T. Hansen is the founder of Family History Expos, Inc. and has been instrumental in helping thousands understand the principles, strategies, and sources they can use to trace their roots in today’s ever-changing technological environment. Hollys is an expert contributor to Parks & Travel Magazine and Big Blend Radio guest covering roots travel. More: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/holly-t-hansen-family-history-genealogy/
Ralph Masengill Jr. is the author of “Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read Fun Book on the Serious Subject of Change.” As part of their Love Your Parks Tour, Ralph has assigned Parks & Travel Magazine editors and Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith to gather and document Stories of Change Across America. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/stories-of-change/
As Executive Director of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce in California’s Sequoia Country, Sandy Blankenship has been a Big Blend Radio guest for a number of years, providing seasonal updates on the region’s events and activities. A gateway destination of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and Sequoia National Forest, Exeter is a quaint art and agricultural community. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/exeter-chamber-of-commerce/