Where We Visit: 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 …

Cruises vs Land Cruises: Why we choose land and you should too

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When most people think of group travel, they imagine a packed bus full of picture-taking tourists, or of a traditional cruise ship where the decks are too crowded and the rooms are too cramped. Modern travel trends have tried something new by taking all that is sought after in a traditional cruise and subtracting the water- creating a land cruise. At Experience Park Tours, we prefer land cruises because guests are able to experience the …

Top 5 Expert Tips for Audubon in the National Parks

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How to make the most out of your Audubon experience Mukul Soman is a photographer, a CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) lighting artist and an audubon extraordinaire based in Washington State. Mukul grew up in a small town in Southern India, and always dreamed of being surrounded by wildlife. “I used to always look at the pictures from the National Geographic Magazines that my school library used to keep, and wondered how these images might have …

Top 5 Things to Pack When Traveling in the National Parks

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5 necessities that National Park savvy travelers never forget. If you’re traveling to a National Park, less is more. Don’t be held back by packing excessively. Keep it simple and practical, because once you lay your eyes on Old Faithful erupting in Yellowstone or whales breaching in the Pacific– all you will be concerned with is that moment. Here are our top five things that all National Park fanatics make sure to pack. 1.  Active …