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About the Author
With three decades as an editor, writer, and photographer under his belt, JOE YOGERST has lived and worked on four continents, including Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. His writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Islands Magazine, the International New York Times (Paris), and numerous National Geographic books including 50 States, 5,000 Ideas; Destinations of a Lifetime; and National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. He has won four Lowell Thomas Awards, including one for Long Road South, his National Geographic book about driving the Pan American Highway from Texas to Argentina. He lives in San Diego, California.
“This is a book I will return to over and over when traveling and planning trips. I’d highly recommend it for travel and national park enthusiasts...or anyone who just loves to look at some stunning pictures and have some wanderlust!” –Instagram: @jackiereadsbooks
"Not only filled with tons of ideas for the perfect family vacation or day trip, but the photography is absolutely breathtaking, pulling you straight into the pages and making you wish you could climb right on in to enjoy the scenery." –Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
“Friends, this book is AWESOME! It not only has amazing ideas and information about parks, but the photography inside is simply stunning! I’ve already perused through it and am soon going to start a list of places I have to go to!” –Instagram: @createexploreread
"This book has gone straight to the top as a go-to guide for all sorts of parks. Not only is it full of great information and ideas, but it also contains gorgeous photos on every page." –Along for the Trip
“I thought I’ll only find national parks in this book but to my surprise the author included some big city parks (New York City’s Central park, for example). My favorite section was about day trips one could do with the family (or alone) …This is a great book for anyone planning a vacation, or in need of some vacation ideas. I can see our family referencing this book for a very long time.” –Man of La Book
“It’s a great reference for anyone needing an adventure – whether for a weekend or a week.” –Wining Wife
“The photographs are wonderful and although I didn’t count them all, I am sure there are at least 5000 great ideas in this book.” –Eliot’s Eats
“It should come with a warning label though because your travel bucket list is going to grow by leaps and bounds after reading this book!” –Gone With the Family
“The best part about this book (and all of the others National Geographic gives us) is that they are really well researched, organized well, and they give you stunning photography throughout. You should not plan a trip in the United States without picking this up to get a feel of the place you'll be visiting or maybe deciding where to go in the first place.” –Stranded in Chaos