Without a doubt, my favourite places to visit in the USA are the breathtaking National Parks. Read about my experiences visiting some of these.
Yellowstone National Park
“Our hike took us past more hot springs and thermal activity, past lakes and through forests and along a series of switchbacks taking us higher and higher until we arrived at a huge canyon – the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone...”
Read about my first visit to this stunning National Park whilst on a coast to coast road trip with Trek America here.
Yosemite National Park
“stopping every now and then to enjoy the sweeping views across the park. Our next stop was at Tuolumne Grove… to hike down and see the impressive giant sequoias.“
Read about how I spent a few days exploring Yosemite National Park while touring through the Northern states with Trek America here.
Olympic National Park
“Our first stop in the park would be at Hurricane Ridge. The minibus drove up the steep, winding road…and we were greeted …with beautiful views of the Olympic mountains ahead of us, pretty as a picture…the breathtaking views became clearer – snow capped mountains under the blue sky with the lush green forest below.“
Taking a trip to the lesser known but breathtakingly beautiful Olympic National Park from Seattle. Read about my day in the park here.
Mount Rainier National Park
“While the sun had now come out, Mount Rainier was still shielded from our view behind a large low cloud gathered around it but the views across the park from the trail were still really pretty.”
On the lookout for the elusive Mount Rainier on a day trip to the National Park from Seattle. Read about my visit here.
Rocky Mountain National Park
“Our first stop inside the park was at Sheep Lakes Overlook, a meadow area, to see if we could spot any wildlife…“
While spending a few days in the city of Denver, I took a small group tour out to Rocky Mountain National Park. Find out what I got up to on my day trip here.
The National Parks of Alaska
“We flew over the braided Copper River, over the ghost town of Kennecott and then over mountains and glaciers, the scenery taking our breath away…”
The state of Alaska is home to many beautiful National Parks and I visited some of them while touring across the state. Visit my Alaska page here or read about my experiences at Kenai Fjords National Park, Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Denali National Park and Lake Clark National Park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
“The following day would mainly be spent exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As a huge fan of the American National Parks, this was the day of the trip I was most looking forward to...The area had experienced its first snow of the season, just a light dusting over night but enough to linger on the trees this morning. As we drove further into the park we were all agape at just how beautiful it looked”
My first visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park as part of a tour of the Deep South. Read what I got up to there here.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit many other National Parks in the USA and have also written about my experiences at Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Badlands National Park in South Dakota, Wyoming’s Grand Tetons National Park and Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.