About The Project

 The annual National Park Pass buys you endless access to every U.S. National Park and monument for a full year.  Get your annual pass on the NPS website. 

The annual National Park Pass buys you endless access to every U.S. National Park and monument for a full year. Get your annual pass on the NPS website. 

The Greatest American Road Trip started on January 1, 2016 and ended on December 31, 2016. During that time, we were on the road in a 4X4 SUV, with an Airstream trailer in tow, traveling to all 59 U.S. National Parks in 52 weeks—about one per week. With parks located in the Caribbean, northern Alaska, American Samoa in the Pacific and everywhere in between, it was an ambitious, yet attainable goal. We plotted our route carefully and planned contingencies so that we could capture the best of every park in one calendar year. 

  Stefanie captured this shot of Jonathan paddling the Mangrove trees in park # 1/59: Everglades National Park in Florida. 

Stefanie captured this shot of Jonathan paddling the Mangrove trees in park # 1/59: Everglades National Park in Florida. 

About This Website

Each park has and will have (we're still in the editing process of the final parks) its own gallery page on this website with photographs, timelapse video, stories, shareable media, quotations, and other content relevant to our experiences in the national parks. Select 'National Parks' in the navigation header and search for your favorite park. If it is represented by a darkened image, we have not yet edited it.

Also being created this year but not presented on this website are black and white film prints, illustrations drawn with the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, and Virtual Reality (VR) video.

 

  Jonathan captured Stefanie capturing a moment in park # 7/59: Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee/North Carolina.

Jonathan captured Stefanie capturing a moment in park # 7/59: Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee/North Carolina.

The 'Map' page shows locations and gives descriptions of all U.S. National Parks in the lower 48, Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, and in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our route will be revealed as park pages go up. If you haven't already, please sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook

Head to the 'Project-Related News' section to check out behind the scenes updates from the road.  

To learn about us, please visit the 'Team' page. To learn about our 'Partners'... well, they have their own page too. 

Finally, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you. We are grateful and overwhelmed by the enormous amount of support given to us by family, friends, organizations, companies, and many others across the country and world. Because you get it, we want to do it even more. We hope you will enjoy following our journey!