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Brad and Grandma Joy Discovering the USA’s Amazing National Parks

Do you love our national parks? Have you ever wanted to travel with your grandkids or your grandparents? In this podcast, we talk with Brad and Grandma Joy who have visited 62 out of the 63 USA National Parks. Listen to their inspirational stories.


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Ziplining is just one of the many activities that Brad and Grandma Joy have enjoyed in our national parks.
Gawking at the famous fishing bears of Katmai National Park.
Brad and Grandma Joy in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Show Notes

02:15 – Beginnings: Camping with Grandma Joy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

07:20 – International Fame at Acadia National Park

10:30 – Grandma Joy talks about the personal benefits of travel

13:30 – Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Park

20:50 – Celebrating the differences and diversity in our National Parks

This place is the only way to really get into Kobuk Valley National Park.
Grandma Joy and Brad in one of the least visited national parks, Gates of the Arctic in Alaska.

25:50 – Samoa National Park

28:00 – Grandma Joy’s first night camping, ever!

30:30 – Finding the best activities in the parks

How to Grandma Joy and Brad get around to all these national parks...they road trip!

36:16 – Grandma Joy’s best memories and favorite parks

40:10 – Some tips and advice for visiting National Parks

46:00 – Creating balance in our lives to build resilience, hope, and joy

Enjoying the snow in Denali National park.

Worth Mentioning

Make sure to follow Brad and Grandma Joy on their Instagram, where all these photos came from (with permission).

National Parks of the Southwestern United States

Northwest National Parks

National Parks of the Eastern United States

Brad and Grandma Joy in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Grandma Joy in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

US National Park Service

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Katmai National Park

First Timers Guide to Alaska – Podcast

National Park of American Samoa

Grandma Joy in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Brad and Grandma Joy in Yosemite National Park.

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Podcaster Bios for Jim and Corinne: Jim and Corinne are a married couple who love everything travel. Having met and married in Germany, they’ve never stopped. Along the way, they have raised two kids, visited over 90 countries (including every country in Europe), and have plenty of stories and travel tips to share. Read more about them on our About page.