El Tovar, Grand Canyon National Park

April 14, 2015

Make your Grand Canyon stay extra special. Known as the crown jewel of Historic National Park Lodges, El Tovar, has an ideal location set atop the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. First opening its doors in 1905, the architect wanted the hotel to look like a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian […]

2015 National Park Week

April 14, 2015

As if you needed another reason to head outdoors…National Park Week is coming up! With 59 protected areas designated as national parks, you’ll have quite a choice deciding which one (or more!) to visit during the fee-free days this Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19. Select from learning to track wildlife at the Santa Monica Mountains […]

Death Valley National Park, California

November 12, 2014

Timing is everything, and now is the right time of year to visit the hottest place on earth. Death Valley National Park. This is the driest and lowest place in North America, and while summertime temperatures may reach over 120 degrees, November’s temperatures are in the very comfortable 70s. Perfect for a hike through this […]

GearWagon 125 Camping Trailer

November 10, 2014

A cargo trailer and camper all-in-one! The GearWagon 125 Camping Trailer weighs in at 560 pound (empty) and can hold up to 1,000 pounds of gear. The hard shell pops open, and you can set up the tent and vestibule very easily. With the four deck panels, which are stored along the sidewalls when not […]

Lake Quinault Lodge, Washington

October 24, 2014

Nature-loving TrailblazerGirls will swoon over Lake Quinault Lodge. Built in 1926, this rustic wilderness lodge designed by Robert Reamer, the architect responsible for the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park, is set on a tranquil lake in Olympic National Park and Forest in western Washington. Loads of outdoor trails surround the lodge, and during the […]

Triangle X Ranch, Wyoming

October 16, 2014

Howdy partner! Head to the Cowboy State for a stay at the Triangle X Ranch, the National Park System’s only dude ranch. Located in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, an all-inclusive holiday at the ranch includes lodging in one of their 20 rustic log cabins, hearty ranch cuisine, western style cookouts, horseback riding, and all […]

I Heart Parks Organic Women’s T-Shirt

April 18, 2014

Celebrate National Park Week with the I Heart Parks t-shirt. An all organic cotton, women’s fit shirt that shows your support of our wonderful National Parks. A smattering of parks are identified in red and pink ink within the outline of a heart shape. A portion of the proceeds from all sales goes to help […]

National Park Week

April 18, 2014

Coming April 19 through 27, 2014. It’s that time of year again…and the theme is “National Park Week: Go Wild!” Head outside and you’re sure to be near one of the more than 400 national parks throughout the US that are offering free events like the Living History Weekend at Gettysburg or the Historic Waterfront […]

My Camp Kitchen’s Outdoorsman

March 19, 2014

Lewis and Clark must be turning in their graves, kicking themselves that they didn’t have the Outdoorsman for their trek across the country. The Outdoorsman is a complete camp kitchen that balances strength and weight. At 35 pounds without legs, it can be carried wherever you need and used not just for camping but also […]

Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia

March 19, 2014

Where’s the TALLEST cascading waterfall in the Southeast? Amicalola Falls State Park with its namesake waterfall tumbling 729 feet to a reflecting pool is a popular hiking park in northern Georgia. TrailblazerGirls can choose various viewing paths from an easy accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases galore. Make a day of hiking by […]

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

March 12, 2014

Where elves really live? Well, not everything in New Zealand is a set for the Lord of the Rings films, but here again is some of that natural beauty that might make you wonder. The Routeburn Track is a 2 to 4 day trail (32 km/20 miles) linking New Zealand’s Mt. Aspiring and Fiordland National […]

Projects with Wilderness Volunteers

February 28, 2014

Various dates and locations in 2014. If you love the outdoors and love to volunteer, then you need to check out the projects that Wilderness Volunteers has to offer. This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in our National Parks, Seashores, Forests, and other wilderness areas throughout the United States. Projects are […]

Volcano House Cabins, Hawaii

November 26, 2013

Camping next to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes? Well, maybe not next to, but within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where Kilauea is located. The Volcano House Cabins on the Big Island of Hawaii have been recently refurbished and offer a unique camping experience. These cute A-frame camper cabins are basic accommodations with […]

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

October 31, 2013

As the International Dark-Sky Associationʼs newest Dark Sky Park, Chaco Culture National Historical Park is definitely worth a visit. The park is also one of only twenty World Heritage sites in the U.S and includes 4,000 prehistoric archeological sites. A 9-mile paved loop road starts at the Visitor Center and leads you to five major […]

Niagara Falls State Park

October 14, 2013

Visit America’s oldest state park. With our National Parks being temporarily closed, check out some of our wonderful state parks. Niagara Falls State Park was established in 1885 and was designed by famed landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, known for designing New York City’s Central Park. In the more than 400 acres of scenic terrain, […]

Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone

September 30, 2013

Stay in a classic. Part of the Old Faithful Inn located right next to Yellowstone National Park’s world famous Old Faithful Geyser was built in 1904. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987, you’ll be impressed as you walk into the massive lobby with its 65-foot ceiling, huge stone fireplace with its exposed chimney, […]

Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon

September 25, 2013

Stay IN the Grand Canyon. Yes, you read that correctly, Phantom Ranch is the only lodging below the canyon rim. You can only reach this amazing setting by mule, by foot, or by rafting the Colorado River. The rustic cabins and lodge (dormitory beds) are basic but are heated during the winter and cooled during […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

September 20, 2013

With fall officially starting this Sunday, TrailblazerGirl searched the National Parks in order to share with you one of the best locations for viewing fall colors. With over 800 square miles, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee is home to more than 100 varieties of trees and will not disappoint […]

Night Skies, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

May 7, 2013

Enjoy the beautiful night sky at Natural Bridges National Monument in southeastern Utah. Though this can be done at many of the national parks, Natural Bridges has actually made this a priority and was the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (a non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting the nighttime […]