How You Benefit From A National Parks Traveler Membership

National Parks Traveler members benefit from special features on the site, discounts and specials provided by supporting businesses and organizations, and through sustaining the Traveler's coverage of the National Park System.

Here's how you will benefit:

* Forums

Reader forums where you can share your knowledge and ask questions of your fellow members on topics ranging from lodging and hiking to camping and wildlife watching in the national parks.

* National Parks Traveler's Parkipedia

One individual can write a pretty good guidebook to the parks. Hundreds and thousands of Traveler readers can build a great one. Based on the "Wikipedia" framework, National Parks Traveler's Parkipedia lets you contribute to park guides with your knowledge of hiking, camping, lodging, dining, activities and more.

* Discounts

Several businesses already have come forward to offer members-only specials in the form of pricing discounts ranging from 10-20 percent. These include savings on rooms in ARAMARK Parks & Destinations park lodges and 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 as well as outfitted trips. We're continually working to grow this list.

Sustain The Traveler

National Parks Traveler was covering the National Park System every day of the year before the government shutdown arrived, and we'll continue that coverage now that it's been resolved. With your support, we can continue to grow, broaden, and evolve that coverage.

* The Traveler is an independent voice for covering the parks. We don't aggregate our coverage, we generate it. That coverage ranges from pointing out the great experiences that can be had in the parks to tracking National Park Service management decisions and congressional action.

* The Traveler is small and agile, can react quickly, and plays well with other groups. Has any other media produced publications such as Traveler's Essential Friends guides that celebrate the great work of friends groups? We did that because we share your passion and mission for the parks. And we're expanding those guides with some that focus entirely on travel.

* Through our members area, we're focused on building an online community in support of the national parks. Be a part of it!

Join by sending a check for $9.95 to National Park Advocates, LLC, P.O. Box 980452, Park City, UT 84098

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