National Park Adventures
U.S. National Parks have become the playground for boomers seeking active travel experiences. And, a national park visit is budget friendly, unless you stay at one of the historic lodges. Nature watching, photography, hiking, cycling, kayaking, winter activities—the recreational opportunities are endless. Alan and I hope that these National Park adventures will inspire your next trip to a National Park.
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is certainly one of our favorite places to hike and we’ve spent a lot of time getting to know this beautiful area. With so many incredible sights to see, Glacier National Park makes for an incredible active travel destination. To read more, click on Glacier National Park
Discovering Canyonlands National Park
Canyons, mesas, two rivers, deep gorges—boomer travelers won’t know where to look first when visiting Canyonlands National Park. Read more about our experience by clicking on Discovering Canyonlands National Park.
Canyonlands National Park Photography Tour
Try our two-day tour to experience Canyonlands from a photographer’s point of view. You might see the park with new eyes. To read more of our advice, click on Canyonlands National Park Photography Tour.
Nature’s Windows at Arches National Park
Over 2,000 natural sandstone arches fill Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. Active baby boomers will discover them while hiking, biking or car touring in this easy-to-explore national park. To read about our Arches National Park experience, click on Nature’s Windows at Arches National Park.
Hiking Adventure in Big Bend National Park
Big Bend near El Paso, Texas, offers rugged terrain, a diverse habitat and plenty of boomer adventure. Read Deborah Lonergen’s hiking advice by clicking on Hiking Adventure in Big Bend National Park.
Two Off the Beaten Path New Mexican Treasures
New Mexico has two incredible national parks that are not to be missed! Check out the White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park by clicking on Off the Beaten Path New Mexican Treasures.
Spouting off in Yellowstone
Are you planning a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Don’t forget to visit the geysers. To see photos and read about our experience click on Spouting off in Yellowstone.
Fall Visit to Grand Teton National Park
Explore Grand Teton National Park on this two-day itinerary. If you go in the fall, you’ll discover blue skies and golden fall colors. Read more about our experience by clicking on Fall Visit to Grand Teton National Park.
North Rim: The Grand Canyon’s Other Side
Skip the crowds at the South Rim. Drive the 212-mile journey to the North Rim for hikes, wildlife and and ponderosa pine forests that inch right up to the canyon’s edge. Read more about our experience by clicking on North Rim: The Grand Canyon’s Other Side.
Take a Scenic Drive on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim
No trip to the Grand Canyon is complete without visiting the North Rim and the 23-mile scenic route from Grand Canyon Lodge to Cape Royal is just beautiful. Read more about our experience by clicking on Take a Scenic Drive on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.
Our Favorite National Park Hikes
From easy to moderately difficult here are five of my favorite National Park hikes. To read more, click on favorite National Park hikes.
Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park
From easy to moderately difficult, hiking in Yosemite National Park is a great way to see the immense beauty of the park itself. There are many trails, but we’ve broken them down into eight great ones. To read more, click on Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park
Fighting a Fear of Heights at Natural Bridges National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument, located on the Colorado Plateau in southeastern Utah, wasn’t exactly easy to get to, but completely worth it. Click on Fighting a Fear of Heights at Natural Bridges National Monument to read more about our experience.