3 National Parks to Beat the Heat

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As we move into the middle of August, we also move into our last bit of summer and now is a good time to evaluate your summer thus far. Did you get to check everything (or most things) off of your summer bucket list? Did you have the opportunity to spend quality time with the family before the kids go back to school? Fall is around the corner and nothing is worse than wishing that …

Beyond the Parks // Lake Powell

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Some places can brand your soul. A memory can become a piece of your identity. Lake Powell is one of those places for visitors from near and far. If you’ve never been to the Southwest, others who have will tell you that it has a beauty all its own. They might talk about the incredible red-rock formations, the golden desert-dirt, and the quaint cowboy towns. Utah is one of these described Southwest states and straddling …

Know Before You Go: Hiking in Mount Rainier

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Washington state, perched in the upper left corner of the US is known for having a wide variety of prime geographic regions; it is one of the only states in the US  where you can experience the ocean, mountains, high desert, and bustling cities all in one state.  Only those who have experienced the Northwest understand the overwhelming beauty of Mount Rainier National Park. Those who are able to tie up their hiking boots and …

Experience the Parks: Smith Rock State Park

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There are many perks to working for a travel company. One of those perks is getting the opportunity to explore the areas that we will bring our guests to. By physically visiting these places ourselves, we can properly and strategically craft itineraries and activities that we are familiar with to create the best opportunities for our guests. In mid-March, part of our team headed down the coast to scope out new, captivating areas that would …

National Park Week: How to take photos of stars in the National Parks

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Happy National Park Week! This year’s theme, “Park Stars,” is to celebrate the bright elements and souls that make up, represent, and provide for the National Parks. Visitors, protectors, and advocates come together this week to celebrate the light that these stars bring to the National Park Community. We decided to get the inside scoop from one of our very own shining stars, Ryan (who just so happens to also be our photographer and videographer), …

How do you choose to celebrate Earth Day?

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In honor of Earth Day, we asked our followers, “How do you choose to celebrate?”. We compiled their answers in hopes that they will help give you an idea of how you can do your part this Earth Day. “We plant trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, wildflowers and hanging baskets. It is a total makeover with natural rocks and boulders.” –Cindy K. “I like to #OptOutside to appreciate my own backyard.” -Ellie S. “Last year I …

Experience Park Tours Launches First Day Trip: Seattle to Rainier

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The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most enchanting landscapes on earth, featuring lush forests and majestic mountains; naturally, we’ve chosen the glorious Mt. Rainier National Park in Western Washington to kick off our first offered day trip- Seattle to Rainier! Mt. Rainier National Park is one with an intriguing history and breathtaking attractions. According to the National Park Service, the park was established in 1899 and was the fifth National Park that the …

Trailblazers in the National Parks: International Women’s Day

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The rigid, mountainous landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park, the beaming giants of Sequoia National Park and the arenaceous panoramas of Great Sand Dunes National Park are sights that we will be able to savor for years thanks to pioneers in protecting these regions. These National Parks wouldn’t be here today without the steadfast leadership and bravery of women. In honor of International Women’s Day, Experience Park Tours brings you three examples of iconic women …

Where We Rest: Lodging

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Raising the industry standard With Experience Park Tours, every guest’s experience is characterized by the way they like to travel. Whether you’re an active early riser or a professional lounger, we invite you to choose how you vacation. We do this by providing mornings, afternoons and evenings that allow the flexibility to explore the region independently. Enjoy a private, sit-down meal with your travel partner using our Flex Pass, sneak off to the city for …

National Parks Etiquette: 5 Friendly Reminders When Traveling in the National Parks

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The National Parks are a gift for all of us to explore and enjoy. Like any masterpiece made by nature, the parks should be protected in order to leave great destinations for later travelers to visit. To help the preservation of our favorite places, Experience Park Tours has put together a list of basic rules to live by when traveling in the parks. Talk to the visitors center A Visitors Center, according to the National …