Help National Parks Traveler Continue To Bring You A Daily Dose of National Park Coverage

As the National Parks Traveler approaches its seventh year in cyberspace, we're hoping you'll support our efforts to expand knowledge, interest, and stewardship in America’s national parks.

Because of our steady growth the Traveler could use your support to keep going. Your support will allow us to continue encouraging exploration, enjoyment, and understanding of the park system.

The Traveler is the Internet's top-ranked, editorially independent website that follows national parks with a daily burst of news, commentary, and travel-related features. On any given day you might read a travel feature, learn about a new interpretive program, discover a hiking trail, be brought up to date on management conflicts in the parks, or find a field program that perfectly fits your interests.

We could use your help to not just continue with that mission, but to build onto it with even richer, more diverse content. For individual supporters, we're suggesting an annual donation of $15, (though we certainly wouldn't decline larger contributions). Fifteen dollars a year is less than a week’s worth of trips to Starbucks, generally is less than the cost of one night in a national park campground, a pittance when measured against a decent pair of hiking boots, and it helps us provide you with 365-days-a-year coverage of the finest park system in the world.

What other site on the 'net can you turn to at any time of day to learn about the latest search-and-rescue mission, about how Congress is treating the parks, or for colorful insights into the life and times in our national parks?

Does anyone else craft national park quizzes and puzzles like Professor Bob, or recount True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America’s National Parks like Ranger Jim?

The Traveler also tracks the lodging scene across the park system thanks to contributions from David and Kay Scott, authors of that definitive guide known as The Complete Guide to National Park Lodges.

And in 2012 we welcomed Randy Johnson, long-time editor of Hemispheres Magazine (the United inflight), on board as our Travel Editor. As such he not only will provide you with more more travel-related insights to our national parks, but he'll help you explore national parks the world over.

And, of course, we try to keep you up on the latest "hard" news, such as the recent uproar over disposable plastic water bottles in the parks, the oyster farm fracas at Point Reyes National Seashore, and the ongoing debates over snowmobiles in Yellowstone and off-road vehicles at Cape Hatteras.

How would your donation help the Traveler? It'd help us cover the costs of our server, pay for software updates to the site, reimburse the volunteers who have willingly donated their time and knowledge to offer you a diverse mix of park-related articles, and help us expand our coverage of the National Park System and the National Park Service by attracting more writers.

If you look forward to surfing over to the Traveler -- whether once a week or every day of the week -- to see what's going on in the parks, please consider contributing to help us stay on-line. You can contribute by clicking the above button and logging on to PayPal, sending a check to National Park Advocates, LLC, at P.O. Box 980452, Park City, Utah, 84098, or encouraging businesses and organizations that operate in the parks to enroll in our sponsorship program.

Unfortunately, the IRS doesn’t consider us a non-profit, and so you can’t claim a donation to the Traveler as a tax-deductible contribution. But we can promise that your contribution will help ensure that when you get up in the morning or turn the computer on after dinner that the Traveler will be there with your daily dose of national park news and features.