Wrapping up the Big Giveaway

When we launched ParksFolio we hit the ground running with a pretty Big Giveaway full of sweet gear from our site sponsors.  Today is the FINAL day of the giveaway and soon it will be time to pick the winners (ends at midnight tonight, so last chance … [Read more...]

How are you inspired to travel?

I have always traveled a little, 3 or 4 day trips on the river or whatever.  My first major trip was back in 1998, I was 22 years old and it shaped the way I look at travel.  I had been studying the pre-Columbian cultures of Central and South America … [Read more...]

How do you choose which National Park to visit?

There are now over 400 NPS protected and serviced properties including 59 National Parks in the US.  From east coast to west coast, from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between there are National Parks that have their own unique personality and … [Read more...]

This park CLOSED due to Government Shutdown…

As of Tuesday, October first, the Government Shutdown left all National Parks closed to the public.  This meant those of us planning trips into the parks would be turned away, and those already staying in the parks would be forced out.  This meant … [Read more...]

A National Park for every season – What’s your favorite?

The natural elements shape our experiences in the National Parks, revealing characteristics that seem to emerge only with the changing seasons. Visitors crowd into Parks across the country during the summer months taking advantage of the long days … [Read more...]

Do structures belong in the National Parks?

In a recent contribution to Parks Folio I posted a picture of the famous Watchtower structure at Grand Canyon National Park near Desert View.  The building itself is pretty cool and the story about architect Mary Colter and the construction of the … [Read more...]