May 29, 2015

Adventure Awaits — Exploring the National Parks

Once you're bitten by the travel bug, it's difficult to shake the insatiable desire for adventure. You become infected with a bad case of wanderlust, and the symptoms include a wandering mind that often takes you to distant lands, itchy feet that refuse to stay in one place, and the burning flames of jealousy that secretly overtake you every time you see photos of your friends' most recent excursions.

It's my lofty goal to visit each and every one of them in my lifetime. So far I've only experienced five. Clearly, I have work to do!

As a victim of wanderlust, I realize that the list of places I want to go is extensive. Thankfully, summer is approaching fast, and with that comes new opportunities to travel and explore. This year I hope to cross a few national parks off my list!

To help narrow down the decision of which park to explore next, here is Top Inspired's picks for the best national parks for camping:

What national parks do you think should be included on this list?

From personal experience, I would definitely recommend camping in Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park. I also hear that Isle Royale in Michigan and Redwood in California are fantastic parks for hiking and camping. I guess there is only one way to find out!

If you want helping planning your next adventure to a national park, you can find great resources from the U.S. National Park Service here.

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Ryker Huizinga

Ryker is a multimedia storyteller with interests in writing, video, photography and design. He is on a quest to visit all of the U.S. national parks, and is almost always planning his next camping trip. Combining passions for travel and creative communication, he draws from his experiences to share stories of safety and adventure.

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