I bought my fiancé a “scratch off” national park map. Yes, I did write “scratch off.” We saw the ad on Facebook, of course, and were curious. I’m big on getting outdoors and this is the perfect tool to motivate us…or you and your family! Use the map for planning a trip or teaching your children about the wonders of our country. Whatever you want to use it for, it’s so much better then spending time on the phone all day.
A tip before you go, the summers are very busy for national parks. Make sure you research your vacation for the best days and times to visit. Large crowds and wait times can mean stress. Try hotels or camping near the park instead of in it. If you are going to be in wild animal country, perhaps renting an RV would be more beneficial then a tent. You can find rental RV’s at great weekly rates.
If the funds are light, you can also visit your state or county parks in your area. Day trips are great for changing up the usual routine. The great outdoors is the perfect place to get moving.
Our map was purchased from Amazon (thank you Amazon for the picture of the map):
Just a few of the national parks I’ve been to while traveling for work or vacation:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Badlands, USA (with Mt. Rushmore & Devils Tower)
Yosemite National Park
Glacier National Park
Yellowstone National Park