After exploring every national park during 2016, we are trying to return to a new sense of normal as we wrap up the final content created during our time on the road... but we're still basking in the experience. Our new home in the city is smothered with park memorabilia – bejeweled hiking sticks with national park medallions standing next to the front door; patches, pins, Instax photos, and other park-themed objects cover walls, the fridge, and any other open space that looks like it needs the spirit of the great outdoors tacked on. Centered in our workspace is a candle from the Yankee Candle See America collection, a limited edition line of candles fragranced with nuanced scents from America's national parks. 10% of sales from the collection, which is a collaboration between Yankee Candle and the Creative Action Network, is donated to an organization whose efforts are vital to the health of national park protection: the National Park Conservancy Association (NPCA), which we already donate to each month. The Creative Action Network is important to us too as it is fueled by a community of artists and advocates making art with purpose.
You can buy your park themed Yankee Candle here (while supplies last!) Also, be sure to check out the amazing work being done by the NPCA! They've been around since 1919, nearly as long as the National Park Service, and are committed to providing independent, nonpartisan support to strengthen and protect America's favorite places.
As always, happy trails folks!
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