I love going to national parks! Camping or staying in a National Park is a fantastic experience because you are close to all of the attractions and do not need to drive an hour or more to see the attractions in the park. Recently, my family and I stayed at the Wukasachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park.
As most of my readers know, we love traveling during the shoulder season. Fewer crowds, cheaper car rentals, and more choices in hotels are just a few reasons why we love visiting famous tourist destinations. This past fall, we visited Yellowstone National Park and stayed at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins.
On my most recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, the family decided to do something different, we wanted to pay for a guided animal watching tour. A few days before the trip, we were browsing Viator and came across a company that would take 1-4 people on an 8-hour animal watching tour for $525. Excited by the fact that we didn’t have to drive, we quickly finalized our plans and opted to take the tour.
Traveling is one of the most exciting things I can do with my paid time off. I spend endless hours doing research, planning the exact hotel and attractions I want to see and ensure that my family will have a fun time on our trips.
Even with all of the prepping and planning, I have had plenty of travel fails! Luckily none of my travel fails were all too terrible, but please read my top 7 travel fails. I’m sure there will be more to come in the future because travel is always evolving. And face it, we are humans and we make mistakes.
Visiting a National Park for vacation is one of my favorite ways to explore North America. Last year the National Park Service celebrated its 100th year and National Park attendance went through the roof. My ideal way to visit National Parks is by visiting them in a clump. One trip, the family and I visited Badlands, Wind Cave, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons all on one trip. Another trip we were able to scratch off The Grand Canyon and Petrified National Forest off of our list.