National Park System

Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park, Montana, United States.

Bucket List: U.S. National Parks

The National Park System administers not only national parks but also properties designated as preserves, seashores, monuments, memorials, historic sites, battlefields, and more.

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Maui

Maui Itinerary

Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian Islands. We spent five days on Maui, nicknamed The Valley Isle. We hiked a variety of landscapes – especially in Haleakalā National Park, drove the Road to Hana, and marveled at the beauty across the island.

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2016 Road Trip Recap

Follow the whole road trip chronologically using the 2016 Road Trip tag or check out a few select posts along the way: Start on departure day and… Drive through Appalachia starting in Shenandoah National Park, traversing the Blue Ridge Parkway, and ending in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take in the sights and sounds of

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2016 Road Trip Statistics

Number of days on the road: 121 Number of miles driven: 13,728 (all within the United States) Number of states visited in the USA: 26 Number of World Heritage Sites we marveled at: 6 (subset of purple markers) Number of National Park System Properties we marveled at: 35 (purple markers) Number of breweries we drank

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Badlands National Park

July 16 – 17, 2016: En route to Badlands National Park we stopped at Wall Drug: an old pharmacy turned tourist attraction. Wall Drug opened its doors in 1931 and had a rocky first couple of years. Their fortune started to turn around during the summer of 1936 due to clever advertising and free ice

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