Our Site

Welcome to KTNP Blog! KT stands for Kristin and Travis, who are the authors of this blog. Our site will chronicle our adventures in and around national parks in the US and (hopefully) abroad; NP stands for national parks. Our goal is to visit all 59 US national parks together, at our own pace. We like to explore the most interesting, and often remote, parts of each park. Our blog will be a place to share what we find, what we liked, what worked (or didn’t), and share plenty of photos of our adventures. We’re not affiliated with anything we’re blogging about. We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at ktnpblog@gmail.com!

K and T backpacking in Shenandoah along White Rocks Trail
T and K backpacking in Shenandoah along White Rocks Trail

About Us

We met in October of 2014. Shortly after we met, we started hiking together. Our first hike together was in Great Falls Park, soon followed by hikes in Shenandoah National Park. In the spring, we started car camping, which soon escalated into an interest in backpacking and buying hundreds of dollars worth of outdoor gear. In August 2015, Travis proposed in the Dolly Sods on a backpacking trip we had planned to view the Perseids meteor shower. We were married in April 2016.

We live in Northern Virginia, so we consider Shenandoah to be our “home park.” Being so close to the city has its benefits, but we love getting out and exploring nature. We both also love the variety of great food in the DC area (or wherever we are), so we’ll talk about that too when it’s relevant.

Kristin’s favorite park so far: Dry Tortugas NP
At the top of Kristin’s bucket list: Crater Lake NP

Travis’s favorite park so far: Acadia NP
At the top of Travis’s bucket list: Katmai NP

Feel free to explore our site and leave a comment or recommendation. Thanks for visiting!