To celebrate reaching the milestone of our first 100 blog posts, we are linking to our top 10 posts based on number of page views and personal favorites. Thank you to our readers for continuing to inspire us to visit new National Park Service (NPS) units and share the wonders with you all. We are heading to the U.S. Virgin Islands in less than two weeks and we will visit all 5 NPS sites there.
Our first hardcopy guidebook to the National Parks will be
released in June 2019!
These National Park Service units do not require you to camp in a designated site, so much the better for privacy and quiet. These are our 10 favorite spots to go backpacking and commune with nature in the backcountry. Remember to practice Leave No Trace principles.
There are 51 National Historical Parks in the National Park Service (NPS) System. Differentiated from National Historic Sites, each typically encompasses multiple locations to tell a unique story from the past. Below is a list of our 10 favorite National Historical Parks in the U.S.A.
National Monument is the most common designation in the National Park Service (NPS) System. Many of our favorites among the roughly 130 National Monuments are wild places managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The NPS typically has a more developed, tourist-friendly infrastructure with visitor centers, trails, and tours. Here is a ranking of our top 10 National Monuments of the 88 run by the NPS.