B285DBF0-8BD3-4D45-9BD2-CC39854DCD10Welcome to my stop on the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the US blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!

About the Books:

About National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States

• Publisher: National Geographic; 9th edition (February 2, 2021) • Paperback: 528 pages There’s simply no better getaway in the United States than a visit to one of the country’s 62 national parks from Alaska to the Virgin Islands, from Maine to America Samoa. Profiled in this all-new ninth edition of National Geographic’s enduring and informative guide, you’ll find expert travel advice, candid tips for hiking and wildlife spotting, and detailed maps to help navigate your way through America’s great outdoors. Updated throughout with the latest information from park rangers and National Geographic’s own acclaimed travel writers, this fully revised and comprehensive guidebook includes the newest additions to the United States park system-Indiana Dunes, White Sands, and Gateway Arch national parks. Whether you’re looking to explore the underground world of Mammoth Caves or make your way through the mangroves of Everglades National Park, you’ll find a destination that suits your needs, and inspiration to plan your next wild adventure. In addition to park details and descriptions, this sparkling new edition features week-long regional road trip itineraries s so you can visit multiple parks in one vacation. Filled with more than 300 dazzling photographs and 80 full-color maps, this inspiring book reveals the best the United States has to offer-right in its own backyard. Social Media Please use the hashtag #GuideToNationalParksOfTheUnitedStates, and tag @tlcbooktours.

Purchase Links

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About National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks, 2nd Edition

• Publisher: National Geographic; 2nd edition (December 15, 2020) • Paperback: 288 pages The iconic landmarks in America’s national parks draw hundreds of millions of visitors every year, from Yosemite’s famous Half Dome to Yellowstone’s Old Faithful. But beyond these well-known wonders lies a world of hidden treasures–if you know where to look. This exceptional guide reveals these lesser-known gems, along with insider knowledge about the parks” main attractions. With vital tips from rangers, experts, and travelers, readers can have Acadia’s massively popular Sand Beach and Jordan pond to themselves, or be one of the 10 percent of Grand Canyon visitors who go beyond the rim. Fully updated and redesigned to include the newest national parks and featuring expert advice from rangers, park managers, frequent visitors, and locals, this authoritative book will help you get out of the parking lot and off the beaten path to find interesting outlooks, challenging hikes, wildlife watching, and more. With brand-new entries for Pinnacles National Park, Gateway Arch, Indiana Dunes National Park, and Denali National Park and Preserve, this book will be your go-to guide on road trips, camping getaways, and day hikes, allowing you to enjoy the rich opportunity in the country’s vaunted national parks. Social Media Please use the hashtag #SecretsOfTheNationalParks, and tag @tlcbooktours.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

My Thoughts:

One of my dreams is to visit all the national parks in the United States. I am fortunate to have visited several and have some in my very own state, but there’s so much more beauty and nature to see via these parks. These two are definitely dream books for me.

Even as I look through the books, I find myself making mental lists of which parks to prioritize. Also, I love how the second book has secrets of visiting the parks. I feel like I have the inside scoop at my fingertips.

All in all, these are a valuable resource for the National Park traveler, and I’m grateful to look to them for future reference.

I received gifted copies of the books from the publisher.

Have you read any Nat Geo books, or are any on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR