Find Catherine Parker’s work in books, she contributed to Compass–The Onboard Magazine of Holland America Line and Disney Cruise Line Wonder Onboard Guide, both for Alaskan National Parks.

She’s written feature stories for Meredith Media’s Family Fun, Chicago’s Suburban Parent, covering Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Catherine writes reviews for Popular Science. She’s a regular contributor to Texas Farm and Home magazine where she covers Texas travel destinations along the arts and history.

Catherine also writes feature articles for Austin, Texas, publications, like Taylor 76574 magazine and AustinontheCheap.com. She’s the National Parks contributor at TravelngMom.com, the largest independent family travel website in North America. Catherine contributed to WanderwithWonder.com and CaliforniaTravelMedia.com.

She also publishes CarfulofKids.com that RedTri.com named as one of the family travel blogs you need bookmark now.

Catherine is a member of several profession travel writer associations, like SATW–Society of American Travel Writers, Travel Massive, International Travel Writers Alliance, TravMedia and International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. She supports several nonprofits with her time, like the National Park Trust, The Student Conservation Association and the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Destinations and Subjects Catherine Covers 
U.S. Travel
National Parks 
Road Trips
Family Travel 
RV Travel
Ski Destinations 
Travel Tips

Catherine’s Contently Profile


In addition to magazine features, Catherine is working on a long-form travelogue detailing her journey through the National Parks as she processed trauma associated with 9/11. Equals parts a love story to a life in aviation and a recount of the twelve summer road trips where she drove her little loves across North America.

Her book project was named a finalist for the prestigious 2021 National Parks Arts Foundation residency.