This website is here to help you plan and book your next parks adventure.

If you have just started to think about visiting a park, check out the Inspiration section for bucket lists, hidden gems and not-to-be missed spots and activities.

When you have decided which park(s) to visit, you will find Guides about each of the parks detailing what to do, how to get there, when to go, where to stay and what to pack. 

As your planning gets more focused, you will want to get one of my detailed Itineraries. These will take all of the leg work out of planning. In addition to a detailed schedule that you can easily follow to maximize your time and see and do the best that each park has to offer, you will also get insider tips on how to avoid the crowds, what not to miss (and some things that you can) and more.

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When you are ready to start booking your trip, use the Resources section. Here you will find detailed planning and booking resources, reviews and recommendations of useful things to take and wear, general planning tips, as well as gift guides for the avid national park visitor and more. 

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James Ian

Hi, I am James and I am a national parks expert. I am here to help you have amazing trips to the national parks, state parks and national monuments in the U.S.

I have been to 82 countries and all 7 continents, but many of my favorite places on the planet are the parks in the United States. I moved to the U.S. 15 years ago from Australia and my goal is to visit all 63 of the national parks as well as as many state parks and national monuments as I can. I’m not there yet, but well on the way… And you can be too.

I love sitting and staring at the wildlife and incredible environments, getting out and hiking the trails, and doing more unusual activities where possible. I created this website to help you have the most incredible adventures, within your comfort zone and budget, that you possibly can.

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