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Free Travel in 2022

Do you love free travel opportunities? So do we! Do you know what makes free travel even better? When it involves gorgeous destinations that are close to home. You and I are so blessed to live in a country filled with fabulous places to explore. From the Rocky Mountains in the west, Denali Park in Alaska, the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest to the spectacular fall colors in Vermont, each one rivals anything we have seen in other countries. And the great news is- you don’t need a passport or a covid test to visit them.

Our national parks were very popular vacation destinations in 2021. The parks set attendance records as a pandemic-fatigued public looked for safe places to visit. This year, the US National Park Service is making a generous offer: Five days when the entrance fees are waived at every park in the country!

The free entrance dates are scattered throughout the seasons and the calendar:

• Monday, January 17:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

• Saturday, April 16: First day of National Park Week

• Thursday, August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act

• Saturday, September 24:  National Public Lands Day

• Friday, November 11: Veterans Day

"Whether on an entrance fee-free day or throughout the year, we encourage everyone to discover their national parks and the benefits that come from spending time outdoors," said National Park Service Director Chuck Sams.

Since the parks were so popular in 2021, it’s a good idea to plan early, arrive early and check online for potential timed entries on the free days, especially at the most popular parks. The entrance fee waiver won't cover fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours.

Ready to start exploring our national parks? Here is the link to the list of all the national parks by state:

So go out and enjoy this amazing country the Lord has given us. Until our next great adventure….

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