*** UPDATE Check out our first published guidebook to the National Parks available for sale on Amazon ***

Raven About The Parks is the brand new travel blog focused on U.S. National Parks from Scott and Tiff Sink of Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Our passion is to travel and seek new experiences, especially in the United States of America.  Together we have visited 371 of the more than 420 units in the National Park Service (NPS) system across all 50 states.  We feel traveling is a great way to expand cultural horizons, study history in an interactive way, and get in touch with the natural world.

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Basically, the goal of Raven About The Parks is to answer the question: Why would I want to go there?  While the 63 NPS units named National Park are detailed in a variety of publications and websites, there is little information or photographs covering the hundreds of smaller sites within the NPS system.  With more than 420 designated NPS units and over a hundred related areas, there is one closer to you than you might realize.

A secondary goal of Raven About The Parks is to provide a single venue from which to offer our guidebooks, artwork, and photographs for sale under the Shop tab.

We have been blogging since 2013, documenting the adventures of Wondon the Traveling Bunny.  That same year we began photographing Echo the Raven with the NPS “unigrid” pamphlets at each site we visited.  We chose ravens because they are the one wildlife species that shows up across many National Parks regardless of the ecosystem.  We have seen these intelligent scavengers at Denali in Alaska, Death Valley in California, Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and everywhere in between.  We have long considered ravens (and related Corvids) to be unofficial NPS ambassadors.

We kicked off our new blog by writing about our favorite NPS site in all 50 states.  Click the Follow button to receive updates by email.

For more photography, please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

…In the meantime, check out some real ravens in parks from Arizona to Maine to Alaska.

Raven trying to keep balanced in the high winds at Baxter SPRaven at WatchtowerRaven atop the Searfarer's Memorial in HomerRaven in the canyonRaven showing offRavens welcoming us to our final Naitonal Park of 2016Ravens getting blown around in the wind at CanyonlandsRaven at Hovenweep National Monument in UtahIMG_9116June Trip 806Raven and elephant seals1-December 2014 259.JPG

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  1. Photos of ravens in each park is an interesting idea.
    Being older than dirt, we stopped collecting souvenirs a long time ago and switched to Christmas ornaments but they too are becoming overwhelming. Most recently we have collected National Park pins and attach them to ribbons for our Christmas tree.

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