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Roaming America: Exploring All the Natural Parks


Meet the authors Renee Roaming and Matthew Hahnel, professional photographers and travel addicts

On April 1, 2017 we arrived in California to pick up our van Ruby, a 1988 Westfalia Vanagon that would become our home for a good part of that year.

Our journey saw us travel 25,000+ miles/40,000+ km, across 39 states, to two US territories, on 26 flights, and along countless hiking trails. Despite all the incredible experiences we were able to have, this was ultimately a working trip for us, and those seven months turned out to be the most rewarding and exhausting days of our lives.

This book is the result of our seven-month journey to all the national parks, hours of editing photographs, recording our memories to best share our story. May you feel a connection to the national parks be inspired to take more outdoor adventures and be a steward for protecting this beautiful world we call home. This unique travel guide gives you first hand details on all 59 National Parks on their beauty, accessibility, availability/ease of transport, crowds, facilities, and how photogenic they were.