American backpacking enthusiasts, have you experienced the plethora of amazing and often exotic destinations in your own country? There”s no reason to feel obligated to jet off to Machu Picchu or hop aboard a train in Europe to have a backpacking adventure that”s sure to make all of your travel buddies jealous. United States National Parks offer a variety of destinations for backpacker travel that often go under the radar. No matter what type of experience you seek, there”s bound to be a park that will entice you to hoist your pack and set off.
If you”re looking for a tropical adventure, check out Dry Tortugas National Park. Accessible via a ferry from Key West, Florida, this remote group of small reef islands features a nineteenth century fort, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and seriously primitive camping that will challenge even the most experienced backpacker. Channel Islands National Park boasts mountainous hiking and Pacific tidal pools and is a great extension to …Continue reading