Holiday gift guide for National Park Lovers

There are plenty of gift guides out there, but if you have a person in your life that just loves traveling to our National Parks here is some inspo for you!

1. National Park Scented Candles by Parks Project $34
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I absolutely want my home smelling like Yellowstone! These candles are certain to bring back those amazing adventure memories to the home of anyone that has spent time in any of the National Parks. Parks Project scents include Yosemite, Zion, Big Sur, Rocky Mountain, Joshua Tree, Glacier, and of course my favorite Yellowstone. 😉

2. Yoho & Co. Pennants $75- $88

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Add some National Park Decor to your home. These pennants are hand made in Canada and can also be customized to bring the colors and locations you want to life.

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3. Pendleton 3-Pack National Park Socks Gift Box $32.50

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The Pendleton National Park socks pair well with cozy fires or long scenic hikes. The true Park lover in your life will love this gift box. Choose the Acadia/ Olympic/ Yosemite box, the Glacier/ Crater/ Rainier box, or the Yellowstone/ Grand Canyon/ Rocky Mountain box.

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4. American Eagle National Parks Apparel 

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American Eagle has just launched a National Parks line with Tailgate. You can find hoodies, crew necks, and tees all repping your favorite park.

5. National Parks Annual Pass $80

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This maybe the best gift of all. The National Parks Annual Pass gives you unlimited entry to any National Park. The pass is good for a year and if you are planning on three National Park trips it is absolutely worth it!

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Happy Holidays and Happy Wandering,

Morgan

 

 

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Weekend Getaway to Yellowstone

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I am lucky enough to only live an hour away from one of the country’s best national parks. There are days when I just drive down to Yellowstone for a day trip.
But, a weekend getaway can be necessary and there is no better place than our first National Park.

You can’t beat going to Yellowstone. You can check out the wildlife, plan a day hike, or walk around the hot springs. No matter what you do the park will not disappoint.

Now depending on the time of year you plan your trip the entire park may not be open, but don’t let that stop you!

In the winter months there are still plenty of fun activities you can do like, cross country skiing! Not to mention you essentially have the park to yourself!

The time of year also depends what entrance to the park is open to vehicles. The good thing to know is the North Entrance or the entrance in Gardiner is open year round.

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Which leads to the fabulous little hotel that is a great place to stay to ensure you have enough time in the park.

The Park Hotel Yellowstone, is little apartments that range from family sized rooms to your standard two Queen Beds. The rooms are decorated with rustic Yellowstone decor to make your stay feel special.

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The rooms are priced right! Our room was only $89 a night!

(Prices will go up in the summer during tourists season.)

Gardiner also has a great new restaurant called the Wonderland Cafe & Lodge. They have everything from coffee and pastries to packed lunches for your trip into the park and an awesome dinner menu!

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On the weekends the Wonderland has also started a brunch!
I highly recommend getting a bison burger while you’re there 😋

This can be a fairly inexpensive trip if you plan ahead. Pack lunches for days in the park and shop around for the best hotel deal! I like to remind my fellow Montanans that people pay thousands of dollars to visit our backyard! So, take advantage of it! ❤

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Pendleton Yellowstone National Park boots

 

#Keepwandering

 

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