Hello and welcome to Switchbacks, a travel podcast where we reflect on our year visiting all 59 National Parks across the U.S. We discuss our impressions and secrets for each National Park, our top ten lists, interviews with other Park Nuts and general travel tips. So whether you’re a lifelong park lover or planning a visit for your next family road trip, we’re here to give you the scoop on America’s Best Idea.

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Click each link below to read the show notes for each of our episodes:

Episode #0: Introducing Switchbacks

Episode #1: Our Top Ten National Parks

Episode #2: There’s No Wrong Way to Visit a Park (ft. Yosemite & Gates of the Arctic)

Episode #3: Are We Loving Our National Parks to Death? (ft. Zion & Great Basin)

Episode #4: People of the Parks (ft. Cuyahoga Valley & American Samoa)

Episode #5: Interview with Don & Shelly of 59NationalParks.com

Episode #6: Our Top Ten Day Hikes

Episode #7: National Parks: Are They for Everyone? (ft. Dry Tortugas & Lake Clark)

Episode #8: National Parks in Motion (ft. Hawaii Volcanoes & Glacier)

Episode #9: Parks that Live in the Shadows (ft. Pinnacles & Biscayne)

Episode #10: Interview with Darius Nabors of 59in59.com

Episode #11: Our Top Ten Easy-Access Campsites

Episode #12: The (Park) Road Less Traveled (ft. Big Bend and Kobuk Valley)

Episode #13: How to Find (and Be) an Amazing Travel Partner

Episode #14: To the Overlook and Beyond (ft. Petrified Forest & Bryce Canyon)

Episode #15: Size Matters (ft. Death Valley & Wrangell-St. Elias)

Episode #16: Interview with Julius & Connor

Episode #17: Our Top Ten Animal Encounters

Episode #18: Weather Woes (ft. Great Smoky Mountains & Grand Teton)

Episode #19: Recap & Preview

Episode #20: Battling Travel Fatigue, ft. Kings Canyon and Theodore Roosevelt

Episode #21: Flexibility in the National Parks, ft. Canyonlands & Congaree

Episode #22: Interview with Madison & Cees of OurVie

Episode #23: Our Top Ten National Park Ranger Programs

Episode #24: Budgeting for Our Year in the National Parks, ft. Capitol Reef & Redwood

Episode $25: National Park Camping 101, ft. Guadalupe Mountains and Badlands

Episode #26: Weighing Your Options in the National Parks, ft. Glacier Bay & Denali

Episode #27: Interview with Alison & Dan of Happy People Hike

Episode #28: Our Top Ten Short Hikes in the National Parks

Episode $29: Luxury in the National Parks, ft. Virgin Islands & Kenai Fjords

Episode #30: BONUS Episode: Our 3-Week Southeast Asia Adventure

Episode #31: Big City Getaways in the National Parks, ft. North Cascades and Channel Islands

Episode #32: Gateway Cities of the National Parks, ft. Acadia and Olympic

Episode #33: Interview with Mikah Meyer, Epic National Parks Traveler