Writer + Journalist + Photographer

Award-winning writer and journalist Catherine Parker has spent over 20 years in transportation and tourism. For the last 12 years, she has written for online publications, newspapers, print magazines and guide books.

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Savor the Summer in San Antonio

Catherine has been a Freelance Contributor to U.S. News and World Report since 2022.

18 Best Things to do in Zion National Park
20 Things to do at the Grand Canyon
22 of the Best Things to do in Yosemite National Park
17 Epic Things to do in Yellowstone National Park
33 Best Things to do in Houston
26 Best Things to do in Austin 
#5 Best Places to Live–Austin


Catherine Parker has been a Contributor at SheBuysTravel.com (formerly TravelingMom.com) since 2015. Catherine Parker’s Author Page at SheBuysTravel


Catherine Parker’s Author Page at Wealth of Geeks

The Top 8 Kid-Friendly Things to do in the Texas Hill Country 

Best Budget Friendly Hotel Brands 
Best Buffet Restaurants 
Best U.S. Destination on a Budget
Best Free Attraction 
Best Walkable City 

12 Incredible Hikes for the Hiking Obsessed Family 


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Since 2012, Catherine Parker has published a Family Travel Website, CarfulOfKids.com. She reseaches and creates articles for North American destinations. She specializes in National Parks and Texas. CarfulOfKids.com is syndicated  on MSN.