National Park Adventures
U.S. National Parks have become veritable playgrounds for boomers seeking active travel experiences. Thankfully, national park travel is relatively easy for any type of travelers. 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 one of our many national parks.
A Spring Visit to Crater Lake National Park
Even though activities are limited in the park due to late snowfall, we highly recommend a Crater Lake trip during May. Take a look at our Spring Visit to Crater Lake National Park.
Visiting Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley in the Winter
Located in the remote northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, Lamar Valley is often called America’s Serengeti. Take a look at our experience exploring Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley in the Winter .
Discover Waterton Lakes National Park
Full of amazingly diverse landscape throughout the country, Canada has quite a few national parks that will blow your mind, such as Waterton Lakes. Click on Discover Waterton Lakes National Park to read all about it.
Seven Off-the-Beaten-Path National Parks to Avoid the Crowds
If you have no other choice except traveling during the busy season, Alan and I recommend beating the crowds by visiting off-the-beaten-path national parks or monuments. Click on Seven Off-the-Beaten-Path National Parks to Avoid the Crowds to see our suggestions.
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.
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? 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 Our 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. To read more, click on Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park.
Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Whether you’re an avid hiker or prefer to travel by car, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fascinating destination. Click on Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to read more.
Utah National Parks and Monuments
With five national parks and numerous national monuments, Utah is an active boomer traveler’s dream destination. Click on Utah National Parks and Monuments to read more about incredible Utah.