National Park Geek


National Park Geek


Normally when I decide to start planning a vacation, I first think of what National Park is at the top of my list.  My list of places I want to see is pretty extensive, and among the top of those places that I’m lusting over are numerous National Parks.  I LOVE National Parks.  I’m a true National Park geek, so far, I’ve been to 15 of the 60 National Parks in the US.

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These are the parks I have visited, I would highly recommend visiting all of them:

1.      Acadia

2.      Arches

3.      Badlands

4.      Canyonlands

5.      Crater Lake

6.      Grand Canyon

7.      Grand Teton

8.      Great Smoky Mountains

9.      Mammoth Cave

10.   Mount Rainier

11.   Olympic

12.   Redwood

13.   Yellowstone

14.   Yosemite

15.   Zion

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There’s something breathtaking about immersing yourself in the most beautiful places the world has to offer. And what's not to love about them?  You normally only have to pay a park entrance fee to have a week's worth of hiking accessible to you.  Every park that I have been to offers hikes that are accessible to everyone, no matter your fitness level.

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These are the parks that I would like to visit in the next 5 years:

1.      Banff and Jasper (I know it’s in Canada, but I’m going)

2.      Bryce Canyon

3.      Black Canyon of the Gunnison (heading there this July)

4.      Death Valley

5.      Denali

6.      Glacier

7.      Glacier Bay

8.      Haleakalā

9.      Hawaiʻi Volcanoes

10.   Joshua Tree

11.   Katmai

12.   Kenai Fjords

13.   Kings Canyon

14.   North Cascades

15.   Petrified Forest

16.   Sequoia

17.   Antelope Canyon (not a National Park, but I’m going)

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Have you been to any of these? Which ones were your favorite?


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My name is Anna VanAgtmael, and I am a certified yoga instructor with a passion for yoga, travel, and connecting with others.

I believe in trying everything once. My values lie in collecting memories over things. Though we desire adventure and authentic experiences, naturally our fear holds us back.

My ambition is to inspire and encourage you to unmask your fears and jump into the unknown.

Anna VanAgtmael | Yoga Enthusiast | Trip Planning Wizard