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We spent last year exploring, hiking through, and tent camping inside all 59 U.S. national parks. Now we're here to share our experiences, insights, and advice about our year in the national parks.

Switchbacks: Our Year in the National Parks Cole & Elizabeth Donelson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 70 Ratings

We spent last year exploring, hiking through, and tent camping inside all 59 U.S. national parks. Now we're here to share our experiences, insights, and advice about our year in the national parks.

    #68: Nigeria Culture Immersion plus Nigeria National Parks and Tourist Hot Spots - LIVE REPORT

    #68: Nigeria Culture Immersion plus Nigeria National Parks and Tourist Hot Spots - LIVE REPORT

    Nigeria is SO DIVERSE, and yet it's a very under-touristed destination. In this episode I provide live reports from Nigeria with various segments of my personal experience with the culture in Lagos and a rural village. We will also cover:
    1. Nigeria country overview
    2. 8 Nigeria National Parks previews
    3. Tourist highlights around Lagos and the rest of the country
    4. Cultural festivals scan around the year throughout the country

    Music from bensound.com.

    • 48 min
    #67: Perfect Ireland Loop with Irish National Parks and More - LIVE REPORT

    #67: Perfect Ireland Loop with Irish National Parks and More - LIVE REPORT

    Get my live reports and sounds of the island as I circle Ireland and Northern Ireland! I'll cover everything from traditional tourist destinations, the 6 Irish National Parks and our personal itinerary: 2 parks, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, quaint seaside hamlets, random cave attractions, 3 castles, super old distillery, Giant's Causeway, famous traditional Irish pub and more.

    • 45 min
    #66: Debunking 5 Myths of Traveling to Europe

    #66: Debunking 5 Myths of Traveling to Europe

    It's hard to think about visiting Europe as an American without thinking about the ancient architecture, romantic cities, great food, and backpacking hostel to hostel. But when we planned a six-week Eurotrip last summer, we found that many things we had thought about traveling through Europe weren't exactly what we expected.

    In this episode of Switchbacks, we'll lay out five common myths of traveling to Europe, and how we debunked those during our travel process, from planning to transportation and accommodations to activities. We'll also give brief homage to each of the nine countries we visited: Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, and Greece.

    Music: http://bensound.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #65: Do You Have a Travel Wish List? + What's Currently on Ours

    #65: Do You Have a Travel Wish List? + What's Currently on Ours

    Having a travel wish list and putting your travel goals down on paper can have a huge impact on whether or not you actually achieve those travel goals. Today we're sharing why you should have a travel wish list, how we created ours, and what destinations are high on our list.

    Music: http://bensound.com

    • 43 min
    #64: The Azores Trip Report

    #64: The Azores Trip Report

    If you aren't following us on social media, you may have missed our exciting news... we welcomed baby boy Donelson on June 10th! We are soaking up baby snuggles and diaper changes here at home, but today we broke away from that routine to record a new episode.

    Today we're sharing EVERYTHING about our trip to the Azores... how we got there, where we slept, what we did, and exactly how much money we spent while enjoying three of the Azores islands.

    Tune in for all the details!

    Music: http://bensound.com

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #63: The Art of Babymooning

    #63: The Art of Babymooning

    We may not be expert babymooners yet, but we sure had an amazing time during our recent pre-baby trip to the Azores and mainland Portugal. Listen for all things babymooning: planning and considerations, our favorite babymoon-specific activities, and things we learned along the way.

    Music: http://bensound.com

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Drphilzeac ,

Parks

Excellent for people who are in love with the parks and interested in visiting them all!

DaffyInFl ,

Podcast about podcast

First 15 minutes was blah blah about the podcast itself not the parks in the title.
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Just found this gem!

Just found this podcast, and love the hosts, interactions, and trip reports. Thanks so much!

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