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:


12 Months, 59 National Parks


The Essential Guide to All 59 National Parks


They Quit Their Jobs


(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

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Kansas City Star — KC couple quit their jobs to visit all 59 National Parks as the “Switchback Kids”

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King 5 Seattle online version of newscast, rerun on Alive 11 Atlanta and The Spokesman-Review Blog — Couple Travels to all 59 National Parks

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Keynoter feature story rerun by Miami Herald — Couple hits 3 South Florida parks on journey of a lifetime

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Cleveland Plain Dealer — 59 national parks in 12 months: Couple visits Northeast Ohio…

mashable, Press Play video contest winner — Celebrate 100 years of of adventure with the National Park Service

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Missourian Newspaper — 59 Parks in 52 Weeks – Young Couple is Seeing Country, One National Park at a Time

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Vegas Seven — Get Out and Explorepeninsuladailynews

Peninsula Daily News — Couple visiting Olympic National Park on mission to visit all parks in one year

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Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail — Trailscapes: Meet the Switchback Kids

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Ventura California Blog — One Couple | 59 National Parks | One Year

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Venture Collective Blog featured post — Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim

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“Couple quits jobs to pencil in parks” – Article by paid subscription only, you can read on our Facebook page HERE.

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Daily News Record feature story — During NPS’ 100th Anniversary, Mo. Couple To Visit All 59 National Parks (access by subscription only)

mountain press bannerThe Mountain Press feature story — Yearlong adventure takes couple to 59 National Parks

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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

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Postgrad Podcast feature episode — 1 year, 59 National Parks. Meet the Switchback Kids!

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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

59 National Parks guest blog post — 7 Off-the-beaten-path adventures in Utah’s “Mighty Five”

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Happy People Hike guest blog post — How to Enhance Your Hikes at the National Parks (or anywhere!)

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Centennial Cycles blog — The Switchback Kids Visit CVNP and Towpath Trail during year-long National Parks tour


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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.