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May 5, 2023 35 mins

Are you dreaming of adventure and connecting with the great outdoors? Sounds like you need a trip to one of the many incredible national parks in the USA. In this episode, we learn how to plan the perfect USA National Parks trip with Gary Arndt. Gary is the host of the Everything Everywhere Daily Podcast, and he is also an award-winning blogger and national park pro.

As part of a personal challenge, Gary has visited most of the national parks in the USA and has a wealth of information and top tips to share with you. We talk more about the national parks in the US and how each park has its own unique landscapes, trails, activities and accommodation options and how you can plan a day trip or an overnight visit. 

With over 60 parks to choose from, planning a national park trip can feel a tad overwhelming, especially if you’re visiting from outside the US. We discuss planning top tips and get into why you should consider what region you want to visit, how long to stay in the parks, and if your top priority is hiking, wildlife spotting or going off-grid. What your budget is and how you’ll get to the park. Luckily, Gary has covered everything you need to know to have a dream trip to a national park in the USA. 

Gary isn't just a national parks expert! Before launching the Everything Everywhere Daily Podcast in July 2020, he spent the previous 13 years travelling around the world. His travels have taken him to over 200 countries, territories, and all 50 US states….twice!

 His blog Everything Everywhere was named one of the Top 25 Blogs in the world by Time Magazine. He has also appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, the BBC, and National Geographic.

 He is also one of the world’s most accomplished travel photographers. He was named Travel Photographer of the Year in 2014 by the Society of American Travel Writers and in 2013 & 2015 by the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Gary currently hosts and produces the Everything Everywhere Daily podcast. It features stories of people, places, and things covering various topics, including history, science, and geography. Make sure to subscribe and download Gary's podcast today 


Hi, I'm your podcast host Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones], I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world, and I'm available for hire for travel journalism and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here

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