Emily Pennington is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. Her work can be found in The New York Times, The Guardian, Outside Magazine, REI Journal, Backpacker Magazine, Adventure Journal, and dozens of websites like Lonely Planet, The Outbound, and Modern Hiker, to name a few. When she’s not on the road, you can find her hunched over her laptop, working on a book about visiting every national park, due out in 2022.
10 Best Grand Canyon Hotels: Where to Stay Near Grand Canyon National Park
Whether you love nature, spas, or fine dining, there's a hotel perfect for your Grand Canyon trip on this list.
The Best National Parks in the World, From Norway to Taiwan
Enjoy the most beautiful protected parklands located outside of the United States.
33 Outdoorsy Gifts That Nature Lovers Will Actually Use
These gift ideas are made for travelers who love to camp, hike, and stargaze.
12 Essential Dog Travel Accessories for Pet Owners
These accessories will simplify travel with your pup—and keep them safe.
The Cloudveil, Autograph Collection
With easy access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, The Cloudveil is a park lover’s dream.
Where to Stay When You Visit Yosemite
These are your chic, remote, vintage, and forested options.
The Best Places to Stay Near Rocky Mountain National Park, From Swanky Hotels to Woodsy Cabins
Geothermal pools, Victorian architecture, and the inspiration for ‘The Shining’ await.
The Best Hiking Socks to Keep You Comfortable and Blister-Free on the Trail
The right pair makes a world of difference.
The Best Women’s Hiking Boots for Every Type of Trail and Climate
Boots for day hikers and mountain trekkers alike.
The Best Hiking Backpacks for Day Hikes, Multi-Day Adventures, and More
Perfect for getting you—and your stuff—outside.
The Best Men’s Hiking Boots for Easy Strolls, Multi-Day Treks, and Everything in Between
It’s time to find your new perfect adventure companion.
The Best Airbnbs and Hotels Near Acadia National Park
From oceanfront homes and glamping options to charming boutique hotels.
Where to Stay in Olympic National Park: Airbnbs, Hotels, and More
From waterfront getaways to a woodsy treehouse.
How Yellowstone’s Historic Flooding Will Impact Summer Visitors
The latest on which areas are closed, when they are expected to reopen, and where to reroute your trip.
The Best Hiking Pants, According to Outdoor Adventurers
Whether you're looking for convertible pants, leggings, or comfy joggers.
The Best Alaska National Park for Every Type of Traveler
Some are far-flung, others easy to access for just a day trip.
The Best Backpacking Tent for Every Type of Adventurer
Whether you're a beginner or planning a trek with the whole family.
The Best Airbnb in Every National Park, from Yellowstone Lodges to Key West Bungalows
Find remarkable Airbnbs near almost all of America's national parks.
10 National Parks to Visit During Wildflower Season
These parks are home to the country's most vivid blooms from late March through August.
The Best Overnight Hiking Trails in National Parks, For Every Skill Level
Bypass the crowds and enjoy the natural beauty these parks are known for—even if you're a beginner.