Twist Travel Magazine Issue 002

Page 54

TWIST Itineraries

Southwest National Park Road Trip BY

AMY

WHITLEY

PITSTOPSFORKIDS.COM

Climbing sand dunes under the light of a full moon in Death Valley. ‘Adopting’ a desert tortoise found meandering a dusty trail in Joshua Tree. Chickening out on the precipice of Angel’s Landing in Zion. Sledding down a snowbank at Glacier in July. Some of the highlights in our family’s book of travel anecdotes were penned on national park road trips. While I’m certainly an advocate of the benefits of international travel, our road trips have taught us a lesson of equal importance: the United States is vast, filled with natural wonders, and very worthy of our exploration.

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"The United States is vast, filled with natural wonders, and very worthy of our exploration." In our desire to seek out the abundant biodiversity and diverse landscapes our country has to offer, we’ve embarked on multiple national park road trips in the seventeen years we’ve been parents. The following southwestern road trip itinerary features four of our favorites. If you’re ready to hit the road, pack the tent and pile the kids in the car! PHOTOS

BY

KERYN

MEANS

WALKINGONTRAVELS.COM