Congratulations to Laura Houston of Eugene, Oregon, the winner of this giveaway!
In time for the National Park Service (NPS) 100th anniversary this coming August, National Geographic Books has redesigned and updated its best-selling travel reference guide, National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States.
Our country’s national parks are a national treasure but so many times, Americans travel around the world to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and neglect the ones closer to home. Fourteen of the 59 national parks in the U.S. are have been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Since the National Geographic guide was first published in 1989, it has sold more than 1.25 million copies. Now in its eighth edition, expert contributors revisited the content for all 59 parks based on intensive on-the-ground research to identify the best spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets and more.
Along with an historical/cultural overview of each park, the compendium offers information about how to get there, when to go, where to find campgrounds and lodging, and what to see once you get there. The book also includes brand new text, 80 full-color maps and 220 photographs.
Organized by region, this new paperback edition will continue to inspire armchair readers as well as those who are planning to visit the parks on vacation.
The National Geographic Society was one of the founding patrons of the NPS. In celebration of the anniversary, National Geographic has also created a web portal, Explore the Power of Parks with stories, photos and videos from the magazine.
The perks of age
U.S. citizens over the age of 62 are eligible to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $20 that includes entry to these parks.
In fact, the pass provides access to more than 2000 recreational facilities managed by the National Park Service and four other Federal agencies: the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, the Tennessee Valley Authority may honor the Senior Pass for entrance or camping discounts.
Click here for more information about the Senior Pass and how it can be obtained.
THE BOOK GIVEAWAY
The publisher has agreed to provide a free copy of this new guide to one lucky reader of More Time To Travel.
- To enter the giveaway, on or before March 15, 2016, leave a comment below with the name of the U.S. National Park you would most like to visit.
- One winner will be randomly selected and announced here.