If you value independent journalism focused on the national parks movement, please support National Parks Traveler
National Parks Traveler covers the National Park System every day of the year. But we need the support of you, the park travelers, to grow, broaden, and evolve that coverage.
* The Traveler is an independent voice for covering the parks. While we support the National Park Service and other organizations tied to the parks, we're not an echo chamber. We don't simply aggregate our coverage, we generate it. That coverage ranges from pointing out the great experiences that can be had in the parks to not just tracking National Park Service management decisions and congressional action, but questioning those decisions and actions when appropriate.
* The Traveler produces quarterly Essential Park guides, full-color digital magazines that celebrate the national parks and point out how best to enjoy and experience them. We also work to bring national visibility to the friends groups and cooperating associations that are increasingly valuable to the national park movement.
* As journalists, we also have a watchdog role in examining not only how the National Park Service functions, but also to look at businesses that operate in the parks.
Among the stories that you read first on National Parks Traveler:
We also produced, as part of our Essential Guides collection, the very first directory for exploring where you can paddle, or float, your boats in the National Park System. We also have opened our Forums to all-comers with a goal of building a stronger, more vibrant, parks community. These are your Forums to explore the National Park System and share your knowledge.
In the months and years ahead, we will expand coverage to national parks the world over. Tackling such a mission is not inexpensive. Aside from the basic costs of running a website -- tech support, hosting services, software, domain registration -- there are the costs of generating the content on a daily basis, 365 days a year. Freelance writers, photographers, and editors are professionals, and we work with a stable who are passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced when it comes to the parks. But they have bills to pay, just as you do.
As you can imagine, keeping the Traveler running 365 days a year is no small endeavor. We have no corporate underwriting, no foundation to pay the bills. If you share our passion for the parks, and look forward to our regular coverage, please consider a donation of $20 a year ... or more if you can afford it.
For those who choose Traveler membership, you'll benefit from discounts and specials provided by supporting businesses and organizations.
Here's how you will benefit:
Members-only specials come in the in the form of pricing discounts ranging from 10-20 percent. These include savings on books such as Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley and The Last Voyageur: Amos Burg and the Rivers of the West and other titles out of The Mountaineers Books' catalog. There also are discounts on rooms in bed-and-breakfasts, outfitted trips, national park posters, even hiking guides. We're continually working to grow this list.
* Through our members area, we're focused on building an online community in support of the national parks. Be a part of it!
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