New Superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park Units

New Superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park Units

New Virgin Islands National Park Superintendent

The National Park Service (NPS) just shared the exciting news that Penelope “Penny” Del Bene has been appointed as the new superintendent of the Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. She begins her new role starting April 7. For four months in 2023, Del Bene had the opportunity to serve … Read more

Complete List of All 429 National Park Service Units & Sites!

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America has a vast system of national parks that extends through every corner of the country. Over many decades, the National Park Service has welcomed a plethora of new additions to the park system. They vary from major parks to units and sites but there are only 63 major parks. From America’s first national park, … Read more

The Best National Parks Units That Aren’t National Parks!

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Many people dream about going on a road trip to all the best national parks. Just the words national park inspire visions of looming mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, and unparalleled scenery. Across the United States, there are currently 63 places designated as national parks. Each is part of a system once called America’s best idea … Read more

What does the National Park Service do?

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The National Park Service (NPS) is a federal agency in the United States that manages and preserves natural and cultural treasures across America. When you visit a national park, you step into a protected space where the beauty of nature and the significance of history come together. These parks are more than just scenic landscapes; … Read more

National Parks Scratch Off Map | Best Gifts for Travelers

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Do you know what a National Parks Scratch Off Map is? If you were like me, you have never even heard of it.  National Parks Scratch Off Maps are one of the most exciting, engaging and interactive gifts for travelers! These maps (also referred to as scratch off posters) are a thrilling way to track … Read more

National Park Passes for Seniors Ultimate Guide

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An adventure to America’s national parks opens up a world of awe-inspiring landscapes, historical treasures, and outdoor activities. To encourage everyone to take advantage of these outstanding public lands, the National Park Service offers a range of passes.  These cater to different interests and needs, from annual passes to lifetime passes. Among these passes, the … Read more

Best Campsites in Yosemite National Park California

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Nestled in the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park is a sanctuary of natural wonders. From towering granite cliffs to cascading waterfalls and ancient sequoia groves. In this article, we will discuss the seven best Yosemite campsites and the unique attributes of each.  Camping within this breathtaking park offers an exceptional opportunity … Read more

The Ultimate National Parks Route 66 Road Trip!

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Chances are you’ve heard about Route 66—possibly through the popular song, Get Your Kicks on Route 66, or as a kitschy road trip across the southwestern U.S. Also called the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, today Historic Route 66 is a heritage corridor crossing eight states over approximately 2,450 miles from Chicago, … Read more

Project 1966: Hike Every Trail in the National Park 2023

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The news story is based on a press release from the National Park Service, which was issued on June 30, 2023. You can read the original release here. Join a ranger in exploring all the trails of Indiana Dunes National Park. This exciting challenge will span the summer, with each week featuring a new trail. … Read more

8 Must-See National Parks Near Phoenix Arizona

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Located in the southwestern United States, Phoenix, Arizona, serves as a gateway to an array of stunning national parks within a day’s drive. From the majestic saguaro cacti of Saguaro National Park to the awe-inspiring vistas of the Grand Canyon, and from the ancient petrified wood at Petrified Forest National Park to the unique rock … Read more