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Ask Andrew - Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Ask Andrew - Grand Teton National Park

Andrew traveled to Grand Teton National Park in June 2017.  We asked him for his thoughts on the park, and here is what he wrote. You can learn about Andrew here.  1. What was the most memorable part of your visit to Grand Teton National Park? I loved the 2 hour horseback ride because we crossed rivers ,streams, and mud. We rode using a company called Swift Creek Outfitters,  which was located just outside the park. It was so much fun!  I loved also how it was just our guide with the three of us. 2. Did you see any wildlife?  If...

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Just Go to Bryce Canyon National Park – 2 Days of Hiking, Riding and Breathtaking Views

Bryce Canyon National Park

Just Go to Bryce Canyon National Park – 2 Days of Hiking, Riding and Breathtaking Views

Bryce Canyon National Park is no secret. With over two million visitors in 2016, it ranked number 13 of the 59 National Parks in visits. Many people spend only a few hours in the park and see just a few of the easiest to reach viewpoints. However, there are a few lesser known parts of the park that should be added to your itinerary to thoroughly experience the beauty of Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon is located in southwest Utah, approximately four hours from Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT. It is five hours from the South Rim of...

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Just Go to Muir Woods National Monument - A Morning of Hiking and Exploring

Muir Woods National Monument

Just Go to Muir Woods National Monument - A Morning of Hiking and Exploring

When planning a visit to San Francisco, most do not even consider incorporating the natural wonders of Muir Woods National Monument into their plans. While it is easy to fill up a week visiting popular attractions such as Alcatraz Island, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, you are missing out if you don’t head across the Golden Gate Bridge and spend a half-day amidst this beautiful grove of old-growth redwoods.  Learn More about our Itineraries Now! TRANSPORTATION Muir Woods National Monument is an easy 30-40 minute drive (see map from San Francisco). Make sure you pull off after crossing the...

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Just Go to Channel Islands National Park - A Day Trip to Santa Cruz Island

Channel Islands National Park

Just Go to Channel Islands National Park - A Day Trip to Santa Cruz Island

  If visiting Channel Islands National Park is not on your bucket list, it should be! With nine National Parks in the state of California, visitors are often tempted to explore some of the larger, easier to access parks. However, this one isn’t to be missed! Five remote islands off the coast of southern California make up the Channel Islands—San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Barbara. Isolation from the mainland for thousands of years has created unique animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. Channel Islands is remote--there is no question. When on one of the islands, you...

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Just Go Plan Your Vacation – Five Tips to Avoid Crowds When Visiting National Parks

Avoiding Crowds in Our National Parks

Just Go Plan Your Vacation – Five Tips to Avoid Crowds When Visiting National Parks

Visits to our National Parks are on the rise. In 2016, over 325 million visitors flooded lands managed by the National Park Service. If you fail to plan out your day appropriately, you can easily wind up frustrated in a sea of crowds. However, if you follow a few tips, you can enjoy being in the parks even during peak months. #1: GET OUT OF BED! Save sleeping in for your time on “the islands” and get up early! This is the first piece of advice I always tell people visiting the parks for the first time. Over 900,000 visitors...

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