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Parks

These are the National Parks we have visited. Scroll down to view all or pick a specific park from the below menu.

National Parks | Culture Nomads Travel BlogNational Parks

Parks

These are the National Parks we have visited. Scroll down to view all or pick a specific park from the below menu.

Glacier National Park, MT

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Arches National Park, UT

Zion National Park, UT

Bryce National Park, UT

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Saguaro National Park, AZ

Big Bend National Park, TX

White Sands National Park, NM

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

Everglades National Park, FL

Glacier National Park, MT

Day 206: Glacier National Park, MT

Day 206: Glacier National Park, MT

Friday, May 21, 2021Glacier National Park, MTTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 9,777instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterPhoto GalleryClick image to enlarge.Video GalleryTravel with...

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Day 205: Glacier National Park, MT

Day 205: Glacier National Park, MT

Thursday, May 20, 2021Glacier National Park, MTTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 9,777There are about 300 grizzly bears in Glacier National Park, but bear encounters are really rare. Roughly two million people visit Glacier each year, and more than one million go into the...

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Yellowstone National Park, WY

Day 199: Travel Day | Yellowstone National Park to Helena, MT

Day 199: Travel Day | Yellowstone National Park to Helena, MT

Friday, May 14, 2021Travel Day: Yellowstone National Park to Helena, MTTODAY'S MILES: 177 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 9,565Today we left Yellowstone and headed for our first stop in Bozeman, Montana. We had a vet appointment there for the puppies and also ran some errands...

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Day 198: Yellowstone National Park

Day 198: Yellowstone National Park

Thursday, May 13, 2021Yellowstone National Park, WYTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 9,388Today is our last day in Yellowstone and we were lucky enough to spot a grizzly. It was another awesome day! instagramfacebookyoutubetwitterinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitterYellowstone Photo...

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Day 197: Yellowstone National Park

Day 197: Yellowstone National Park

Wednesday, May 12, 2021Yellowstone National Park, WYTOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 9,388We had a lot of school and work to do today, so we took a quick break in the afternoon to go explore West Yellowstone....

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Arches National Park, UT

Day 186: Moab, UT | Arches National Park

Day 186: Moab, UT | Arches National Park

Saturday, May 1, 2021Arches National Park, UTODOMETER: 87,034 | TODAY'S MILES: 331 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,824This afternoon, Grant Jack and I went for a run/ride in the desert. It was hot, windy and VERY dry. Some pretty tough conditions, but we made it.In the...

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Day 185: Moab, UT | Arches National Park

Day 185: Moab, UT | Arches National Park

Friday, April 30, 2021Arches National Park, UTODOMETER: 87,034 | TODAY'S MILES: 331 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,824In order to avoid crowds, we set out for a sunset hike of Devil's Garden Trail in Arches. It did not disappoint and even though we didn't get back until...

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Day 184: Moab, UT | Arches National Park

Day 184: Moab, UT | Arches National Park

Thursday, April 29, 2021Arches National Park, UTODOMETER: 87,034 | TODAY'S MILES: 331 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,824We visited Arches National Park this afternoon and it was truly spectacular.  Arches National Park in Utah has the densest concentration of natural stone...

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Zion National Park, UT

Day 183: Travel Day | Zion National Park to Moab, UT

Day 183: Travel Day | Zion National Park to Moab, UT

Wednesday, April 28, 2021Travel Day | Zion National Park to Moab, UTODOMETER: 87,034 | TODAY'S MILES: 331 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,824We had a long drive from Zion National Park to Moab, UT today. It took about 6 hours, but the drive was pretty stress-free and...

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Day 182: Zion National Park, UT

Day 182: Zion National Park, UT

Tuesday, April 27, 2021Zion National Park, UTODOMETER: 86,703 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,493After school today, we went back into Zion National Park to do more exploring. The hike we planned on doing was super crowded, so we opted against it and instead found a back...

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Day 181: Zion National Park, UT

Day 181: Zion National Park, UT

Monday, April 26, 2021Zion National Park, UTODOMETER: 86,703 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,493It was a beautiful, rainy day in Zion National Park, Utah. Zion’s geology features some of the tallest sandstone monoliths in the world. It was named “Zion” by Mormon pioneers...

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Bryce National Park, UT

Day 180: Travel Day | Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park, UT

Day 180: Travel Day | Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park, UT

Sunday, April 25, 2021Travel Day | Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park, UTODOMETER: 86,703 | TODAY'S MILES: 154 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,493We had a tough, windy drive to Zion from Bryce this morning.  Everyone was tired once we got there, so we stayed in and caught...

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Day 179: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Day 179: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Saturday, April 24, 2021Bryce Canyon National Park, UTODOMETER: 86,5549 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,339Today, we hiked the Hat Shop Trail at Bryce Canyon. This 7-mile hike features amazing balanced-rock hoodoo clusters along the trail's edge. The narrow orange pinnacles...

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Day 177: Travel Day | Grand Canyon, AZ to Bryce Canyon, UT

Day 177: Travel Day | Grand Canyon, AZ to Bryce Canyon, UT

Friday, April 23, 2021Travel Day | Grand Canyon, AZ to Bryce Canyon, UTODOMETER: 86,5549 | TODAY'S MILES: 145 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,339In the morning, we set off for Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. The first leg of the drive was along the rim of the Grand...

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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Day 177: Travel Day | Grand Canyon, AZ to Bryce Canyon, UT

Day 177: Travel Day | Grand Canyon, AZ to Bryce Canyon, UT

Friday, April 23, 2021Travel Day | Grand Canyon, AZ to Bryce Canyon, UTODOMETER: 86,5549 | TODAY'S MILES: 145 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,339In the morning, we set off for Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. The first leg of the drive was along the rim of the Grand...

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Day 177: Grand Canyon, AZ

Day 177: Grand Canyon, AZ

Thursday, April 22, 2021Grand Canyon, AZODOMETER: 86,409 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,194Today was a school/work day. In the evening, we went into the park for sunset and enjoyed the beautiful views of the Grand Canyon for the last time before heading off to Bryce Canyon...

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Day 176: Grand Canyon, AZ

Day 176: Grand Canyon, AZ

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Grand Canyon, AZODOMETER: 86,409 | TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 8,194Today, Grant and I hiked the Bright Angel Trail, which goes from the top of the south rim of the Grand Canyon all the way down to the canyon bed. It’s a 4,400-ft elevation change...

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Big Bend National Park, TX

Saguaro National Park, AZ

Day 90: Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ

Day 90: Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ

Monday, January 25, 2021Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZODOMETER: 83,559 | MILES TRAVELED: 5,614instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by JanaToday, we visited the beautiful Saguro National Park. It is named after the Saguaro cactus, which only grows in the Sonoran...

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White Sands National Park, NM

Day 88: White Sands National Park & Lincoln National Forest

Day 88: White Sands National Park & Lincoln National Forest

Saturday, January 23, 2021White Sands National Park & Lincoln National ForestODOMETER: 83,225 |  MILES TRAVELED: 5,280instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by JanaToday, we had White Sands National Park on our agenda. The weather was beautiful and we were all...

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

Day 83: Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Day 83: Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Monday, January 18, 2021Carlsbad Caverns, NMODOMETER: 83,078 | MILES TRAVELED: 5,133instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by JanaToday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so JacK and Stellie didn’t have school. We took advantage of this and visited the Carlsbad Caverns....

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Everglades National Park, FL

Day 49: Monument Lake, Everglades, FL

Day 49: Monument Lake, Everglades, FL

Tuesday, December 15, 2020Monument Lake, Everglades, FLODOMETER: 80,735 | MILES TRAVELED: 2,790instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantI found an airboat ride that got great reviews online for this morning. Jana and I have our usual early morning coffee together...

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Day 48: Travel Day | Key West, FL to Everglades

Day 48: Travel Day | Key West, FL to Everglades

Monday, December 14, 2020Travel Day | Key West, FL to Everglades National Park, FLODOMETER: 80,735 | TODAY'S MILES: 186 | MILES TRAVELED: 2,790instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantJana and I caught the sunrise again this morning and it was equally awesome as...

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Travel Diary

Travel

This is our daily log and photo gallery of what we’re up to.

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passage

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passageinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  A Long-Awaited Departure After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th....

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 3: Bora Bora to Fiji Passage

After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we had spent the last week waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 2: Mo’orea to Bora Bora

It took us about 24 hours to get from Mo’orea to Bora Bora on August 28 2021. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we spent a  week there waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

We made trips to get water, fuel and provisions, but apart from that we had to stay on the boat. We passed the time snorkeling (saw a giant moray eel!) and inventing new water sports.

Once we received our exit paperwork, we were finally free to leave for Fiji.

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Reflections

Reflections

These are our personal thoughts on some of our experiences.

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passage

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passageinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  A Long-Awaited Departure After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th....

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 3: Bora Bora to Fiji Passage

After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we had spent the last week waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 2: Mo’orea to Bora Bora

It took us about 24 hours to get from Mo’orea to Bora Bora on August 28 2021. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we spent a  week there waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

We made trips to get water, fuel and provisions, but apart from that we had to stay on the boat. We passed the time snorkeling (saw a giant moray eel!) and inventing new water sports.

Once we received our exit paperwork, we were finally free to leave for Fiji.

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