As we have been getting more and more into our new found hobby, I stumbled upon the National Parks Travelers Club. The Club is a non-profit club whose mission is promoting park visitation and providing fellowship and recognition for everyone interested in visiting the parks.
Seeing as we are hooked, we decided to join. We have only been members for a few days and are very impressed with the quality and magnitude of information the small membership fee ($10.00) brings. Being a Google Earth Pro trainer, I was … Continue reading
The National Park Service has created a useful and very informative site to help you plan out your “Summer National Park Adventure.” My wife and I have several National park visits planned for the upcoming months. We hope to visit sites in the National Capital Region as well as a few other regions. Check out the new site and start planning your next trip at http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/plan_your_visit/index.htm. Don’t forget your passport book!… Continue reading
The Los Angeles Times has a great list of the 20 least visited National Monuments.
Here is the list:
20. Chiricahua, Arizona (Western) – Visitors in 2009: 60,851
19. Tonto, Arizona (Western) – Visitors in 2009: 60,534
18. Capulin Volcano, New Mexico (Southwest) – Visitors in 2009: 50,935
17. Pipe Spring, Arizona (Western) – Visitors in 2009: 49,433
16. El Morro, New Mexico (Southwest) – Visitors in 2009: 48,245
15. Buck Island Reef, U.S. Virgin Islands (Southeast… Continue reading
This year’s National Stamp is Dinosaur National Monument.
Fort Stanwix National Monument (North Atlantic)
George Washington Birthplace National Monument (Mid-Atlantic)
Piscataway Park (National Capital)
Fort Matanzas National Monument (Southeast)
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (Midwest)
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (Southwest)
Capitol Reef National Park (Rocky Mountain)… Continue reading
My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Hawaii, visiting the islands of Oahu and Maui. Friends had told us that while in Maui, we would be making a mistake if we did not visit Haleakala. They were definitely correct! At this time, we had no clue about the National Park Stamp program. In fact, despite living near a few of them, my wife and I had really never given the National Park system much thought.
Once we made it up to the summit, I was looking around the bookstore … Continue reading
We spent our honeymoon in Hawaii. The first day we were there, we decided to visit Pearl Harbor. It was a cool Sunday morning and we had no clue about the National Park Stamp program. We were in Hawaii and friends had told us that seeing the Pearl Harbor memorial was a must. We had a good time, but it was a very sobering experience to think of the many lives cut short that day. The bravery that was displayed by our American soldiers made both my wife and I … Continue reading