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)