As we travel to all 59 National Parks this year, we aim to reach out to media, both large and small, to spread the news of our journey. We are grateful for the opportunities to share our love for the National Parks.
You can read more about our journey from these sources:
(Article coming soon!)
Garmin Outdoors Blog, multiple posts — Switchback Kids Crater Lake
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, rerun from AP wire by Washington Times and SF Chronicle — Spotlight: Couple trekking to visit all 59 National Parks
King 5 Seattle online version of newscast, rerun on Alive 11 Atlanta and The Spokesman-Review Blog — Couple Travels to all 59 National Parks
Keynoter feature story rerun by Miami Herald — Couple hits 3 South Florida parks on journey of a lifetime
Cleveland Plain Dealer — 59 national parks in 12 months: Couple visits Northeast Ohio…
Mashable.com, Press Play video contest winner — Celebrate 100 years of of adventure with the National Park Service
Missourian Newspaper — 59 Parks in 52 Weeks – Young Couple is Seeing Country, One National Park at a Time
Vegas Seven — Get Out and Explore
Peninsula Daily News — Couple visiting Olympic National Park on mission to visit all parks in one year
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail — Trailscapes: Meet the Switchback Kids
Ventura California Blog — One Couple | 59 National Parks | One Year
Venture Collective Blog featured post — Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim
“Couple quits jobs to pencil in parks” – Article by paid subscription only, you can read on our Facebook page HERE.
Daily News Record feature story — During NPS’ 100th Anniversary, Mo. Couple To Visit All 59 National Parks (access by subscription only)
The Mountain Press feature story — Yearlong adventure takes couple to 59 National Parks
Tallgrass Prairie feature story — Follow along on year long journey with Switchback Kids
Western National Parks Association presentation at headquarters — National Parks Store: Meet the Switchback Kids
Postgrad Podcast feature episode — 1 year, 59 National Parks. Meet the Switchback Kids!
Personal Profitability Podcast feature episode — We’re the Switchback Kids and We’re Going to Every National Park!
Lifeonaire Podcast — Design Your Life to Fit Your Means Like the Switchback Kids
59NationalParks.com guest blog post — 7 Off-the-beaten-path adventures in Utah’s “Mighty Five”
Happy People Hike guest blog post — How to Enhance Your Hikes at the National Parks (or anywhere!)
Centennial Cycles blog — The Switchback Kids Visit CVNP and Towpath Trail during year-long National Parks tour
Nature World News feature — National Park Service Anniversary: Switchback Kids Plan to Visit All 59 National Parks
Route 66 Network blog feature — 59 Parks in 52 Weeks
Guests on several radio programs in Kansas City, Dallas Portland, etc.
In August 2015 we left our jobs and our home to go on a tour of all 59 National Parks across the US during the NPS Centennial year. We spent a year immersing ourselves for about 5 days in each park as we tent camped, hiked, biked, backpacked, kayaked, and climbed our way through the challenge and adventure of our lifetime.
We are Cole and Elizabeth, twenty-something Missourians turned National Parks explorers - constantly seeking to find new adventure and ourselves. Follow our journey for pictures, videos, park tips, and stories - because after all, the Parks are for sharing.