BOOK GIVEAWAY – New National Geographic Guide to National Parks (contest ended)

February 19, 2016 | By More
Guide to National Parks of the United States

Guide to National Parks of the United States

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.

A vintage 1938 poster from the National Park Service (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A vintage 1938 poster from the National Park Service (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The perks of age

TIP:

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.

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  1. Arline Zatz says:

    I would love to visit Glacier National Park to celebrate my 60th wedding anniversary.

    Sincerely,
    Arline Zatz
    E-Mail: azatz@funtravels.com

  2. Sharon says:

    Glacier National Park in WA state, with Yellowstone a close second!

  3. Laura says:

    Ellis Island to see where my grandparents arrived from Russia.

  4. gail stroinski says:

    I would like to visit Glacier National Park. A few years ago when I rode the Empire Express from St Paul to Portland, the short stop at Glacier National Park intrigued me. I so wanted to get off the train and visit and I said to myself that one day I would be back to do that!

  5. Laura says:

    I’d love to visit Yosemite!

  6. Jane Wright says:

    I would most like to visit Yellowstone and see old faithful.

  7. Pat L says:

    Hope that I get to visit Yellowstone this Spring!!

  8. Charlotte winters says:

    I would most like to visit Yellowstone.

  9. Nancy says:

    The next two National Parks I want to visit are Yellowstone and Glacier. I also want to get back to Yosemite as it has been five years since I was last there.

  10. Barbara Lima says:

    Yellowstone

  11. David Kleinoeder says:

    Yosemite

  12. Patricia roper says:

    Would love to go back to glacier national park, we were out there last year when they had all the fires out there. We could not go through the route we had planned on going because of thefires. Would love to have the chance to go back!

  13. Christine Yvonne Groce says:

    I like to visit Yellowstone with Glacier Natinal Park coming in 2nd. Thanks for the chance.

  14. Jess fox says:

    Windcave!

  15. Shannon says:

    Yosemite as I have worked at many of the parks.

  16. HilLesha says:

    I haven\’t visited Yellowstone since I was a child, so I wouldn\’t mind visiting again since I barely remember my first visit. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I love visiting national parks with my family. 🙂

  17. Lucy says:

    Would love to visit Yellowstone!

  18. Tari Lawson says:

    I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  19. Joe K says:

    I would most like to visit Denali National Park.

  20. Lauren says:

    I would like to visit Arches National Park.

  21. Leanne Godfrey says:

    I would love to visit Yosemite! I’ve always wanted to visit!

  22. Rae C. says:

    I would love to see Glacier National Park.

  23. Brittney House says:

    I would like to visit Yellowstone.

  24. Ashley C says:

    I really want to go to Yosemite!

  25. McKim says:

    I want to visit Yosemite National Park.

  26. crystle tellerday says:

    yellowstone

  27. Kelly D says:

    I would like to visit Yellowstone national park.

  28. Meryl Baer says:

    The most northerly U.S. national park: Arctic National Park. Bet it is awesome. Never been to Alaska…yet…

  29. K. Warnol says:

    Arches National Park

  30. Louise says:

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK looks beautiful!

  31. Chris Teel says:

    The Battlefield at Gettysburg, PA

  32. Faye heffele says:

    Bryce Canyon!!

  33. Mary Calabrese says:

    I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  34. Roman Clark says:

    I’d take my wife to Yosemite.

  35. National Geographic has always been one of our favorite magazines over the years. And it’s great that mature folk get to visit national parks for almost free :-). Yeah!

  36. Redonna H says:

    Would love to visit Channel Islands!!!

  37. Donna says:

    Gateway to the Arctic during the Caribou migration

  38. Charlene says:

    National Geographics has always been a very important magazine in our home for our children to see and read!It has taught them so many new ways of life and so many places they could go. I would love to be able to take everyone to Yellowstone National Park! Thanks for the opportunity to maybe make this happen!

  39. Jeff spoehr says:

    I’m still trying to get to Crater Lake. I’d love to go back to Yosemite too

  40. Denise S says:

    I want to visit Mesa Verde National Park.

  41. Diana P says:

    Glacier is first choice.

  42. Larry Segall says:

    To celebrate 40 years with my wife going to Grand Canyon would be great Larry

  43. Mary Mack says:

    We’d love to visit Yellowstone!

  44. Cathy Mueller says:

    I would love to visit any park in Alaska or Colorado.

  45. Caitlin M says:

    I’d love to see Yosemite!

  46. Kate Guinn says:

    I would love to take my family to Yellowstone!

  47. Stephanie Liske says:

    Burney Falls State Park. Family Tradition.

  48. Mary M. says:

    I think I would enjoy visiting any of the National parks. Perhaps Yellowstone or a park in an adjoining state such as NATIONAL MEMORIAL Wright Brothers Kill Devil Hills, NC

  49. Jim Eagan says:

    I would like to visit Grand Canyon National Park.

  50. Jason Vaughn says:

    I would love to go to the Grand Canyon National Park

  51. Debra Stein says:

    Yellowstone

  52. Amber S. says:

    I\’d love to see Yellowstone one day.

  53. Dan D says:

    I want to visit Lassen Volcanic national park.

  54. Pat says:

    I would like to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  55. Michelle H. says:

    I want to go to the Grand Canyon.

  56. I would love to visit Denali National Park. Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Marty says:

    I’d love to take the kids to Yellowstone.

  58. Leela says:

    Mount Rushmore.

  59. Jennifer Hochstetter says:

    Glacier National Park 😊

  60. Jennifer Hochstetter says:

    Glacier National Park 😊 for sure

  61. Rebecca Frost says:

    Our family wants to visit Yellowstone!!

  62. holly kennedy says:

    Yellowstone national park

  63. Pat L says:

    Bryce Canyon, Zion , and Yellowstone are tops on my bucket list

  64. Ru Shu says:

    Grand Canyon is the best and I would love to bring my family there to watch the sunrise and sunset

  65. Belinda Shaw says:

    The Grand Canyon

  66. susan smoaks says:

    i want to go to yellowstone national park. i have heard it is amazing.

  67. Daniel M says:

    always wanted to see yellowstone

  68. Nga B. says:

    I would love to visit Yosemite again, it was absolutely gorgeous the last time I was there.

  69. Aaron says:

    Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, both are on my list.

  70. Larry says:

    Yellowstone National Park

  71. Jaime Cummings says:

    The U.S. National Park I would most like to visit is the Great Smoky Mountains.

  72. Docia Vagnerini says:

    I have been all around it but have never been to the Grand Canyon and would love to! Would also love to do Gettysburg, never even been to the east coast 🙂

  73. Philip Lawrence says:

    I’d like to visit the Grand Canyon National Park.

  74. aubrey says:

    I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  75. Ed says:

    Grand Canyon would be my National Park of choice.

  76. Laurie Emerson says:

    I have always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  77. Joy Venters says:

    Yellowstone

  78. I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park. The photos have always been so sincere.

  79. Carla says:

    I’d like to see the Grand Canyon.

  80. Sarah L says:

    I want to see Hawai’i Volcanoes park.

    Thanks for the contest.

  81. Trisha McKee says:

    So many I would love to visit, but especially Yellowstone.

  82. Rosey says:

    I would like to visit Yosemite. Thank you for hosting!

  83. Suzanne Timmsen says:

    I always enjoy Yellowstone but closer is the Badlands so we visit it more.

  84. Lily Kwan says:

    I would most like to visit Yellowstone.

  85. Summer D says:

    Arches National Park sounds lovely, I would like to visit with my family.

  86. Nicole M. says:

    Glacier National Park is next on my list.

  87. Paul Courchene says:

    Such fun!

  88. Jessica says:

    I’d like to visit Yellowstone

  89. DanV says:

    We would like to visit Yellowstone Park

  90. Peggy Johnson says:

    I would love to see the Grand Canyon

  91. maria g says:

    I’d love to visit Yosemite someday.

  92. Jeff says:

    I would love to visit Zion Np for sure.

  93. Mina says:

    Yellowstone is a must for me!

  94. heather c says:

    Yellowstone, for me! Is it safe?

  95. Tosha H says:

    Zion for me, it looks absolutely incredible!

  96. Joshua Patillo says:

    Everglades National Park. Such a huge park so many beautiful things to see.

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