This handbook is aimed at helping you discover the National Parks of the United States.
It doesn’t cover every single park or every activity available in all of the parks. They hand out excellent maps detailing that when you get to the park. This handbook is geared towards what it’s like for those who travel full-time or for extended periods of time, and what it’s like to use the National Parks as anchors for such travels.
For several years, we based nearly all of our full-time traveling escapades around the notion that we’d hop from one park to another.
To do this, realistically, you can’t always camp within the park boundaries. Luckily, the National Parks not only contain the absolute best nature the United States holds, but are typically surrounded by some of the coolest small towns and cheap or even free camping in nearby National Forests and BLM land.
You’re in for a treat.
Articles About National Parks
Articles on National Parks
The Most Beautiful Free Desert Camping in the Southwestern United States
RV and Van Living in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
The Best Drives in the United States
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Ten National Parks for Guilt Free Unschooling
Discount Programs for Full-time RVers & Vandwellers
I Left My Heart on the 395: Guide to the Eastern Sierras
Surviving Florida: A Full-time RVers Guide to the Sunshine State
The New River Gorge National River
Small Towns and National Parks of Southern Utah
Zion National Park and Springdale, Utah
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
High Desert Magic, Utah’s Capitol Reef Country
Mt. Rainier National Park
Glacier National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Big Northern Parks
The Olympic Peninsula
Lake Cayuga Scenic Byway
The Blue Ridge Parkway
Blog Posts About National Parks
Greetings from Tioga Pass in Sunny Yosemite!
Greetings from Joshua Tree National Park!
Greetings from the Cactus Forest!
Greetings from Guadalupe Mountains National Park!
Greetings from Big Cypress National Preserve!
Greetings from the Everglades!
Greetings from the Capitol of the United States of America!
A Feral Freedom to be Wild
Greetings from a Shenandoah National Park!
Into the Rockies: A Video from Wand’rly
A little home video style movie featuring our family’s travels over the past two months, from the Petrified Forest of Arizona to the Colorado Rockies.
Greetings from Glen Canyon!
Greetings from Moab, Utah
4/20 Easter Greetings from Capitol Reef Country
Farewell, Dear Zion
Migrations of Winter
I’ve had six winters to weather since this traveling lifestyle began. The first was slowly zig zagging from Austin, Texas to Arizona and back to West Texas. That was my rookie year and so yes, I was a fortunate snowbirder roaming a particularly warm southwestern ease in a Class C Dutchman that while was not
Greetings from Yosemite and the Sierras
From Mount Rainier, with Greetings!
Greetings from Banff!
Greetings from Glacier!
Summer in these Grandest of Tetons
Into the Badlands
The Upper Peninsula of this Great Lakes land of Michigan has proven so dual in nature, the homey feeling of bug open forests and blue expansive lakes mixed with cold cans of beer folk living simple and hard lives. I could see me growing up here and ending up a very similar person. A mama
Hiking Big Bend, again
Lady, Tristan, Deputy and I hiking various places in Big Bend Country (the National Park & State Ranch, and more)
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Sleeping on a lava giant.