Writer + Journalist + Photographer

Award-winning writer and journalist Catherine Parker has spent over 20 years in transportation and tourism. For the last nine years, she has written for online publications, newspapers, print magazines and guide books.

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mountain9 Nonprofits that Support the U.S. National Parks

The national parks need support. The easiest way is to donate to nonprofits that support the National Park Service. You can also donate your time as a volunteer for one the nonprofits that benefit the national parks. Here are several nonprofits that benefit the national parks.


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Best National Park Books 

If you enjoy exploring the National Parks, then read a book about or set in the U.S. National Parks. Find books on National Park history, travelogues and guide books for your next trip. Here’s 9 of the best books about the National Parks.


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Best National Park Books For Kids 

Get your kids excited about exploring and learning about the National Parks. Buy a book before a trip to learn more about your destination, grab a book to document your trip or after your trip to learn more. Here’s several books for kids about the U.S. National Parks.