This National Park podcast series on The Travel Bite Podcast covers everything from planning, to outdoor safety, and highlights a few of the most visited National Parks in the United States. You can listen to each episode below, or download the shows to your phone using the Podbean Player for iPhone or Podbean on Google Play.
National Parks – Planning Tips With Brian Eagen
Brian Eagen is a California-based outdoor educator who has travelled to 33 National Parks and can list all 59 off the top of his head. He splits his time between taking youth on backpacking and rock climbing trips and developing OutdoorBlueprint.com – a visual database of information and tools for the aspiring outdoor adventurer. During this episode, he chats with Rachelle about his tips for planning a trip to the National Parks including when to go, what to bring, and even some outdoor food inspiration.
Outdoor Safety Tips
Today’s guest is Kim Olson, a writer and photographer who shares stories about travel, creativity and everyday life at lifeofexploring.com and on Instagram @lifeofexploring. During this episode, she shares with us some safety tips that are great to remember when exploring the National Parks or any outdoor adventure.
National Parks Podcast Series: Grand Canyon Association
During this episode, Rachelle chats with Michael Buchheit with the Grand Canyon Association (GCA), a non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park. Michael works with the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute which helps educate visitors about planning a trip to Grand Canyon. In his spare time, he’s a professional landscape photographer and frequent backpacker and river runner throughout the Southwest. During this episode, he shares tips for traveling to the Grand Canyon.
National Parks Podcast Series: Bryce Canyon
During this episode, Rachelle chats with Falyn Owens with Garfield County Tourism about what it was like growing up in Panguitch just outside Bryce Canyon National Park as well as the history of Bryce Canyon, how it got it’s name, and more about the largest collection of hoodoos in the world.
National Parks Podcast Series: Great Smoky Mountains
During this episode, Rachelle chats with Jason Frye, author of several guidebooks including Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip and Moon Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. In addition, he’s also contributed to Southern Living, AAA Go!, Thrillist, and Forbes. Jason is currently working on another guidebook about Great Smoky Mountains National Park and during this episode he gives some great tips about where to go and what to see in the Great Smoky Mountains.
National Parks Podcast Series: The Dry Tortugas
Today’s guest is Leigh Barnes with Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences. Originally from Australia, Leigh has a passion for travel, real world experiences, and exploring the outdoors. He’s here today to talk to us about one of the more unique National Parks, and one of the least visited, the Dry Tortugas.
Things To Pack For A Camping Trip
During this episode, Rachelle chats with two experts about how to get the most out of your outdoor adventures this summer, including a great camping checklist for what to pack. Mark Keop, Founder of CampgroundViews.com shares his 7 packing essentials for camping including a hot new camera that truly captures the essense of the outdoors. Then, Captain Edward Menster, a Plantation Adventure Center Guide, tells us what it’s like to go scalloping for dinner. For instance, did you know scallops have 100 blue eyes? Imagine seeing that while snorkeling! This episode is sure to make you hungry for an outdoor adventure.