I started traveling around the United States 35+ years ago and have managed to at least drive through all but three states, Maine, Alaska & Hawaii. Yet I’ve only been blogging since 2008 so most of my posts are from travels in America’s west, plus South Africa. Check out places on this list.
Arizona where I’ve called home since 2005, working summers at Grand Canyon National Park and exploring beyond.
California provides primary travel routes from north to south through incredibly diverse landscapes.
Colorado captured my heart decades ago and I explored much of its southwest while working at Mesa Verde National Park.
Illinois is my birth state.
Nevada infrequent visits and drive thrus.
Oregon one of my Pacific Northwest homes while working at Oregon Caves National Monument.
Texas because my parents lived there.
Utah for it’s southern beauty.
Washington another home base while raising a family, going to college and starting my career as a Park Ranger at Mt St Helens, after she erupted.
I am a Park Ranger summers and a park junkie all the time.
US National Park sites
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona
Castillo de San Marcus, Florida
Death Valley National Park, California
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona & Utah
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona
Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon
Pipe Spring National Monument, Utah
Redwood National and State Park, California
Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona
Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona
Wupatki National Monument, Arizona
Zion National Park, Utah