- By John
- On Sep 28, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
The United States has 58 gorgeous national parks from coast to coast, but it’s unlikely you’ll get the chance to see every one of them. To make the most of your vacation time and explore a park that’s perfect for you, and the Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas trip we'd like to recommend for you.
Go with a mission in mind
“If you are going to go to a park and know how much time you have, do a little homework and pick one objective and commit to it,” Chin recommends. “When you show up at a park and don’t have any idea what you want to do, you don’t end up doing much.”
If you want to see Old Faithful, for example, plan a hike that overlooks this landmark. You’ll also successfully avoid the crowds and combine objectives so you can do more with your time.
There is nothing worse than packing too much. When you're traveling to a national park, less is more.
Photographer Drew Rush, an expert on our National Geographic Ultimate National Parks Expedition, has been making it his goal to travel lighter. It makes for fewer headaches and makes your travel more flexible.
“Don’t feel you have to pack a lot of clothes, and streamline the equipment you are taking with you,” he says. “Most parks have laundry facilities on site.”
Download the best apps for your trip
Social media is a spectacular way to share your adventure, and there will be plenty of Instagram-worthy moments on your trip.