Your Guide to National Park Camping in Alaska

Having the chance to walk on glaciers is just one of the many reasons to camp out in Alaska’s national parks. Pull up a tent and stay awhile to enjoy the state’s rugged, desperately beautiful wilderness; they’ll even leave the summer sunlight on for you.

Where in the West Should I Go? • 52 Places to Visit in 2022

From cities and towns to national parks and lesser-known landscapes, this inaugural special section has your 2022 travel through the West covered! We’ve curated a list of 52 places to visit this year – four in each of the 13 states we cover. If you travel at a breakneck pace, that’s one a week. Let this guide serve as inspiration and enjoy the West!

Big Landscapes at Big Bend

There’s no swinging by Big Bend National Park. The nearest “big city” is Fort Stockton, Texas, population 8,378, more than 100 miles north. No, anyone who ends up at Big Bend is going to Big Bend.

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands

A trip to New Mexico should certainly include stops at Carlsbad Caverns, which will take you underground into a world of wonder, and White Sands, one of our newest national parks and a marvel in its own right.

Peering Into Yosemite, A “Repository of Sanity”

No one is more associated with Yosemite than John Muir – not even, alas, the Ahwahneechee people, who still live in the area. Yet there is no record of Muir’s reaction to seeing the valley for the first time, in the spring of 1868. Perhaps our great national wilderness prophet was struck speechless at the sight.