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

February 19, 2016
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


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 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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    Arline Zatz
    February 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm

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

    Arline Zatz

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    February 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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

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    February 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Ellis Island to see where my grandparents arrived from Russia.

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    gail stroinski
    February 20, 2016 at 8:19 am

    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!

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    February 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I’d love to visit Yosemite!

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    Jane Wright
    February 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm

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

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    Pat L
    February 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Hope that I get to visit Yellowstone this Spring!!

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    Charlotte winters
    February 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I would most like to visit Yellowstone.

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    February 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    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.

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    Barbara Lima
    February 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm


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    David Kleinoeder
    February 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm


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    Patricia roper
    February 20, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    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!

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    Christine Yvonne Groce
    February 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm

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

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    Jess fox
    February 20, 2016 at 8:19 pm


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    February 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Yosemite as I have worked at many of the parks.

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    February 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    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. 🙂

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    February 20, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Would love to visit Yellowstone!

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    Tari Lawson
    February 21, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

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    Joe K
    February 21, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I would most like to visit Denali National Park.

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    February 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I would like to visit Arches National Park.

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    Leanne Godfrey
    February 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm

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

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    Rae C.
    February 21, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I would love to see Glacier National Park.

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    Brittney House
    February 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I would like to visit Yellowstone.

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    Ashley C
    February 22, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I really want to go to Yosemite!

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    February 22, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I want to visit Yosemite National Park.

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    crystle tellerday
    February 22, 2016 at 11:45 am


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    Kelly D
    February 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I would like to visit Yellowstone national park.

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    Meryl Baer
    February 23, 2016 at 11:48 am

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

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    K. Warnol
    February 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Arches National Park

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    February 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK looks beautiful!

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    Chris Teel
    February 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    The Battlefield at Gettysburg, PA

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    Faye heffele
    February 23, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Bryce Canyon!!

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    Mary Calabrese
    February 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

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    Roman Clark
    February 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I’d take my wife to Yosemite.

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    Sand In My Suitcase
    February 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    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!

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    Redonna H
    February 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Would love to visit Channel Islands!!!

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    February 25, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Gateway to the Arctic during the Caribou migration

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    February 26, 2016 at 5:39 am

    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!

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    Jeff spoehr
    February 27, 2016 at 6:59 am

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

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    Denise S
    February 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I want to visit Mesa Verde National Park.

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    Diana P
    March 1, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Glacier is first choice.

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    Larry Segall
    March 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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

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    Mary Mack
    March 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    We’d love to visit Yellowstone!

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    Cathy Mueller
    March 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm

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

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    Caitlin M
    March 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I’d love to see Yosemite!

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    Kate Guinn
    March 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I would love to take my family to Yellowstone!

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    Stephanie Liske
    March 8, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Burney Falls State Park. Family Tradition.

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    Mary M.
    March 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

    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

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    Jim Eagan
    March 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I would like to visit Grand Canyon National Park.

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    Jason Vaughn
    March 9, 2016 at 3:50 am

    I would love to go to the Grand Canyon National Park

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    Debra Stein
    March 9, 2016 at 7:56 am


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    Amber S.
    March 9, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I\’d love to see Yellowstone one day.

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    Dan D
    March 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I want to visit Lassen Volcanic national park.

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    March 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I would like to visit Yellowstone National Park.

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    Michelle H.
    March 9, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I want to go to the Grand Canyon.

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    March 10, 2016 at 7:40 am

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

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    March 11, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I’d love to take the kids to Yellowstone.

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    March 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Mount Rushmore.

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    Jennifer Hochstetter
    March 12, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Glacier National Park ?

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    Jennifer Hochstetter
    March 12, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Glacier National Park ? for sure

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    Rebecca Frost
    March 12, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Our family wants to visit Yellowstone!!

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    holly kennedy
    March 12, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Yellowstone national park

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    Pat L
    March 12, 2016 at 5:08 pm

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

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    Ru Shu
    March 13, 2016 at 6:30 am

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

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    Belinda Shaw
    March 13, 2016 at 6:48 am

    The Grand Canyon

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    susan smoaks
    March 13, 2016 at 1:36 pm

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

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    Daniel M
    March 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    always wanted to see yellowstone

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    Nga B.
    March 14, 2016 at 12:23 am

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

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    March 14, 2016 at 5:14 am

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

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    March 14, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Yellowstone National Park

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    Jaime Cummings
    March 14, 2016 at 9:19 am

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

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    Docia Vagnerini
    March 14, 2016 at 10:01 am

    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 🙂

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    Philip Lawrence
    March 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

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

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    March 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

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    March 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Grand Canyon would be my National Park of choice.

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    Laurie Emerson
    March 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park.

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    Joy Venters
    March 14, 2016 at 11:12 pm


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    Jerry Marquardt
    March 15, 2016 at 12:45 am

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

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    March 15, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I’d like to see the Grand Canyon.

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    Sarah L
    March 15, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I want to see Hawai’i Volcanoes park.

    Thanks for the contest.

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    Trisha McKee
    March 15, 2016 at 1:27 am

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

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    March 15, 2016 at 5:25 am

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

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    Suzanne Timmsen
    March 15, 2016 at 9:02 am

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

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    Lily Kwan
    March 15, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I would most like to visit Yellowstone.

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    Summer D
    March 15, 2016 at 9:55 am

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

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    Nicole M.
    March 15, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Glacier National Park is next on my list.

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    Paul Courchene
    March 15, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Such fun!

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    March 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I’d like to visit Yellowstone

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    March 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    We would like to visit Yellowstone Park

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    Peggy Johnson
    March 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I would love to see the Grand Canyon

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    maria g
    March 15, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I’d love to visit Yosemite someday.

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    March 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I would love to visit Zion Np for sure.

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    March 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Yellowstone is a must for me!

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    heather c
    March 15, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Yellowstone, for me! Is it safe?

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    Tosha H
    March 15, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Zion for me, it looks absolutely incredible!

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    Joshua Patillo
    March 16, 2016 at 1:45 am

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

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