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Top 5 moments from a U.S. National Parks tour

Jul 30, 2014 by Jamie Gallerani

Digital Marketer Bobby R. recently traveled out west to explore the dramatic landscapes found in U.S. National Parks—none of which he’d had the chance to visit before. Here, he shares his top five moments from his tour.

snow capped cliffs along the edge in yellowstone national park

1. Visiting the world's first designated national park

“Yellowstone had absolutely amazing scenery at every turn. Plus, lots of wildlife sightings—moose, bear, bison, elk, coyote, fox and deer—really gave you the feeling of being immersed in the wilderness.”

group of travelers at mesa verde national park

2. Learning about ancient Native American culture

“Here’s a group shot from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Beautiful panoramic views paired with pueblo Native American history made the visit to Mesa Verde one of the most memorable.”

group tour of travelers posing for a picture in monument valley in colorado

3. Taking a step back into history

“It was great getting up close and personal with the Old West scenery found in Monument Valley. It felt like it was plucked right out of the old John Wayne and John Ford movies—you could almost see the Duke leading the cavalry.”

group of travelers posing for picture in front of snow-capped mountains

4. Discovering scenic views and glaciers

“Here we are at Jenny Lake in Jackson, Wyoming. It’s America’s hidden gem. Seeing the crystal clear lake with the Teton mountains in the background was truly remarkable.”

looking down at the river in the grand canyon

5. Gazing into the depths of canyons

“No pictures or words can describe the magnitude of the Grand Canyon. It took the entire tour group and myself a solid five minutes to believe it was real.”

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About the author | Jamie Gallerani
It was Jamie’s homestay in Germany that made her fall in love with travel (and her studies in Florence that really sealed the deal). When she’s not writing and sharing the magic of seeing the world with others, she’s usually on the lookout for her new favorite memoir, testing out recipes at home, or visiting her family on Cape Cod.

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