About the Explorers

Thanks for checking out our blog. We hope you will enjoy hearing about our travels as we continue on our quest to visit all 418 421 National Park Units in the United States. To date, we have visited 353, taking us from Alaska, to Hawaii and to the US Virgin Islands and American Samoa, plus every state on the mainland. Although we have travelled extensively outside of the United States, the two of us have found there is so much here at home to see you could spend a lifetime exploring! We really encourage everyone to “See America First”!

Your modern-day explorers, Darryl and Kathleen Toupkin

ENJOYING OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK