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Touring Fiji by Boat and Bus

In Fiji, we snorkeled off the beach of an idyllic private island, rode a longboat up a river canyon to swim in a waterfall, and toured a traditional village.

Swimming Across Samoa

Our all-day tour of Samoa included swims at 5 locations: Sauniatu Waterfall, Piula Cave Pool, Lalomanu Beach, To Sua Ocean Trench, & Togitogiga Waterfall.

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Our visit to American Samoa

Our December 2018 trip to the island of Tutuila in American Samoa—plus photos, tips for visiting, and notes from our visit to National Park of American Samoa.

#MyNationalParksMonth is my centennial celebration of the National Parks

UPDATE: jump to a listing of what I’ve seen thus far.BIG NEWS: hear about the epic encore I’m currently!EVEN BIGGER NEWS: I’m now visiting 100 Parks in 100 Days Sorry—much of this post got shredded during some of the recent upgrades and conversions it’s been through. It’s on my list of things to fix. 🙁 One … Read more

My #BattlefieldsandBeginnings road trip

15 days. 2,486 miles. 31 new national parks. In March 2013, I had one of my most productive national park road trips. I called it my #BattlefieldsandBeginnings trip, and it primarily focused on as-yet-unvisited national parks in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. I also snuck in a quick jaunt over the Pennsylvania border to hit Gettysburg and … Read more

2012 was among my best trip years yet

While I’ve had some amazing travel years, 2012 surprisingly ranks near the top. I made it to 39 national park units I had not yet visited, took my first big solo national park road trip, visited a few new states and two new parts of the country, made it to the first Graham family reunion … Read more