In honor of REI’s #OptOutside movement and part of my Cyber Monday series, I am sharing some of my favorite gifts for a USA national park traveler / junkie like myself.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The North Rim was the last stop on my 2012 National Park Road Trip. Grand Canyon National Park was my 27th National Park on my quest to visit all 59 US National Parks.
Did you ever dream of being a Paleontologists? I know I did. Even if someday my job would be replaced by technology that would bring the dinos back to life, then the dinos eat all the humans. No biggie. Dreams die a painful death when you realize most Paleontologists work at a university and might get to dig a couple of months a year (if they are lucky). Over the years, the United States has been home to thousands of fossil dig sites. I picked one of the best fossil formations to try my luck. I went fossil hunting in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
It is no secret that I am a US National Park junkie. I expend a lot of effort plotting ways to visit my next park. I have currently been to 31 of the 59 US National Parks. I have featured several of my favorite national parks adventures and as time passes plan to share many more. Recently, I asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite activities in the US National Parks.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in San Luis Valley, Colorado. I have visited this park twice during my internship in Colorado during the summer of 2012. This is one of the items from my Colorado Bucket List. Great Sand Dunes and I have a love-hate relationship.