The Gourmet Campers

Pros: amazing and diverse ecosystems ranging from misty forests, snowed peaks, to majestic Pacific Ocean coastline; limitless photography opportunities Cons: need lots of time to properly explore, dress up as it...

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

It's the first US national park for all to enjoy the unique hydro-thermal wonders. This is such a dynamic place that every visit to Yellowstone brings new sights, sounds, and memories

Pros: fantastic hiking, probably the most picturesque valleys in the world, spectacular waterfalls, Half Dome, el Capitan Cons: too many people during weekends

The Shenandoah National Park park felt like home for 5 years when we used to live in the USA. Lots of great memories as we visited and camped there many times.

Pros: fantastic hiking (e.g. Long Peak-Keyhole Route, which is more like a climb; Bear Lake), wildlife, the park is amazing any time of the year Cons: need to adjust to high...

Zion National Park is one of a handful of parks that I must see again, one day.

Pros: ancient history and archaeological sites, beautiful colors in the autumn Cons: small park

Pros: small cave tours, fat man’s misery point, knowledgeable park rangers Cons: small park with not too many activities around

Pros: Ribs at McClard’s – Bill Clinton’s favorite place, old school spa ‘experience’ Cons: not really a national park

Pros: iconic trees, desert wildlife, rock piles and boulders Cons: watch where you step and don’t touch cactus Resources: The Ultimate Joshua Tree National Park Travel Guide (Outside Online) Official website