This year marks a landmark anniversary for our National Parks. The National Park Service is celebrating their centennial.
The Park Service overseas hundreds of sites around the nation. From awe-inspiring giants like Yosemite and Yellowstone, to historic locations such as Liberty Island (home of the Statue of Liberty), this organization is charged with the stewardship of these treasures.
One of the best ways to see more of the National Parks is with a travel company like Collette. Their experts have put together comprehensive itineraries that include all the must-see’s. The value and security you get on a tour are important but it’s key on a trip like this to see everything you want to see.
Right now we are fast approaching the peak season. Summer will be here before you know it. There’s still time to find the perfect trip. If you are new to this type of travel, then Collette recommends their “America’s National Parks” tour. Year in and year out this tour ranks among their most popular. Where else can you visit five of America’s most breathtaking National Parks on a single trip?
The Grand Canyon
Discover one of the world's natural wonders. Behold its amazing, colorful and ever-changing views from the South Rim. The U.S. Government began to explore and chart the area in the early 1800s and it was officially named a National Park in 1919.
Resting in southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon was named after the Mormon Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, and became a national park in the year 1928. Renowned for it's geology it is made up of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters, slot canyons and spires called "hoodoos."
As Utah's first National Park, Zion became a National Park in 1919. The word Zion translates from Hebrew as “a place of safety or refuge.” A brilliant mix of canyons and sandstone mountains, Zion remains Utah's most visited National Park.
This National Park resides in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton was established on February 26th, 1919. The park covers over 300,000 acres and was named after the Grand Teton, the highest peak in the Teton Range.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone, one of the world’s first National Parks is famous for its wildlife and geothermal wonders, especially Old Faithful Geyser. This is the granddaddy of them all!
This year Collette is prouder than ever to share the National Parks with their guests. As a thank you for all of the travel opportunities and as a way for us to join in celebrating the National Parks Centennial this year, Collette has made a sizable donation to Tourism Cares, whose campaign focuses on preserving and enriching our National Parks. This was done in the name of all those who will travel with Collette to any of the National Parks this year!
By Joan Casanova, Bonnie Plants,
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