AdventurHER & the National Park Service

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The National Parks Are Some of Our Favorite Playgrounds.

Designed to protect some of the U.S.’s most beautiful and special places, the National Park Service is near and dear to AdventurHER Travel. Imperfect but important, it employs over 20,000 people directly — not to mention all the guides and business owners that rely on our parks for their livelihoods. They’re conscientious stewards of the landscapes and resources we love, and our lives are always enriched by a visit to our parks. And at AHT, we’re dedicated to giving back.

In addition to happily purchasing permits and paying entrance fees to our parks, a portion of the proceeds of every trip that visits a national park is donated to the NPS. This goes for other federal lands we play in, too, managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forestry Service. If your trip visits federal lands, we’ll send you a statement detailing the donation you helped us make. Thank you for helping us support the spaces we love. We hope you love them, too.

UPDATE 1/7/2019

AdventurHER Travel is donating an extra $50 from all of our trips when you sign up during the shutdown.
Yes, this is tax deductible for you and we will send you a receipt for the donation! We’re still offering a discount for you, and you’re contributing to our parks. It’s a win for everyone!

With the current government shutdown, our parks are in crisis. This is the first time our parks have been allowed to remain open during a shutdown, and while there are some advantages to the local economies that rely on the tourism the parks bring in, it’s also wreaking havoc on the parks themselves. The parks that are still open are understaffed to a dangerous level. Without entrance fees or regulation enforcement, not only are the parks seeing record visits, but they’re suffering from the overflow. Trash is piling up. Toilets are either overflowing or already shut down, forcing visitors to relieve themselves in the parks, leaving human waste everywhere. Some visitors are disregarding area closures and endangering not only themselves but also delicate ecosystems.

We love our parks, but sometimes, if you love something you have to leave it be. Without the proper resources, the parks are suffering. It can take years, decades, and even centuries to undo the damage being done in just these couple weeks. This is a really great time to explore local state and municipal parks.

If you MUST go to one of our national parks, please renew your dedication to the Leave No Trace principles. Pack it out — that includes your waste and any you see. Keep out of fragile areas and stay on designated trails. If you’re visiting with a pet, please keep them in designated areas and on-leash. With most of the NPS staff furloughed, it’s more important than ever to be a conscientious visitor.

To make a direct donation to the NPS, please visit the NPS giving page, here.