Welcome to Paul in the Parks

I’m here to share my experiences and – hopefully – help you prepare to enjoy America’s most breathtaking locations.

26 national parks down, 37 to go…

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Scroll down to read about my most recent adventures in the national parks. Visit my National Park Journal to read more!

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Paul in the Parks is on YouTube!

Though I mainly stick to writing, I’ve dabbled in the art of vlogging my national park adventures. Check out my featured video on Channel Islands National Park from 2022.

About Me

My name is Paul.

I was born in Georgia, raised in Missouri, and learned most of what I know from Purdue University in Indiana. In 2018, I discovered the majesty of America’s national parks thanks to a visit to the crown jewel of the National Park Service: Yosemite. Since then, my identity has been shaped by countless experiences in the outdoors, experiences highlighted by these beautiful natural havens. My goal? To visit and experience every single one. Why? To educate and inspire myself & others while creating unforgettable, life-changing memories.

Paul stands in front of Thorton Lake - surrounded by pine trees and rocky mountain peaks - at North Cascades National Park


Here are some of the highlights of my travels…

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