The two of us have traveled the national parks for nearly forty years, many of which were in a series of four VW campers including a 1967, a 1971, a 1978, and a 1987. We devoted five summers to visiting and staying in as many national park lodges as possible. Each trip comprised 10,000 to 12,000 miles of driving and stays in 30 to 40 different lodges. We have stayed in each of the nine Yellowstone lodges, each of the four Olympic NP lodges, all four of the Death Valley NP lodges, all the Glacier National Park lodges, and all the lodges in Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have taken the boat to Rock Harbor Lodge in Isle Royale NP and the motorboats to Kettle Falls Hotel in Voyageurs National Park and Ross Lake Resort in North Cascades National Park Complex. Our book, "The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges" was first published by the Globe Pequot Press in 1997 and is now in its sixth edition. We have resided in Valdosta, Georgia, since 1975.
We have authored travel articles for numerous magazines and newspapers including the Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Orlando Sentinel, Minneapolis Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, Oklahoman, and the San Diego Union. We were twice guests on NBC's Today, once from Yellowstone and again from the Grand Canyon. David is a retired professor of finance, who has authored two dozen books about personal finance and investing. His latest finance books, "The American Heritage Dictionary of Business Terms" and "Wall Street Words" are published by Houghton Mifflin. Kay was a teacher and administrator in several elementary schools.