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Hey all, this giveaway is for one lucky winner (picked by my daughter) and ends on 7/15/10. Each will receive a beautiful new addition of the Lonely Planet National Park guides for Banff, Jasper & Glacier; Grand Canyon; Yellowstone & Grand Teton and Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon. This giveaway is perfect for anyone interested in hiking or traveling to national parks. Remember, the winner must have a U.S. address. To get involved fill out the innocuous Travel Write Live form below, leave a relevant comment somewhere on the site and Read on from the words of the publisher

Our inspirational series of National Park guides feature in-depth research and advice on the best sights, hikes and camping grounds. Perfect for everyone, from the road-tripping family to the serious outdoors enthusiast, our National Parks series is a beautiful addition to any visit.

Wild, spectacular Yellowstone thrills visitors with gushing geysers and free-roaming wildlife. Grand Teton entices with jagged peaks and glacial lakes. An American icon, the Grand Canyon astounds with its majestic viewpoints, mesmerizing colors, red-rock spires and breathtaking sunsets. One of the USA’s most gorgeous natural wonders, Yosemite National Park has something to offer every traveler from vacationing families to hardcore outdoors enthusiasts. Paddle the turquoise waters of glacier-fed lakes, snowshoe through fresh powder and melt into soothing hot springs in Banff, Jasper or Glacier National Parks.

Features include:
•New full-color highlights section shows the best of the parks at a glance, with stunning photographs, author tips and a clear map.

•Detailed itineraries help visitors plan their time, whether they’re exploring well-loved sights, traversing back-country terrain or driving around the region.

•Over 40 hikes in every book! Follow in the footsteps of our authors on easy hikes, day hikes and backcountry hikes. Topographical hiking maps accompany the tricky routes. Our reformatted hiking charts make it easy to compare hikes and select your favorite.

•New Kids & Pets chapter includes information for families, such as the best hikes for the little ones, and advice for pet-owners. New Clothing & Equipment chapter contains essential information for hikers and campers. History and Environment chapters give visitors vital background information on the parks’ past and present.

•Opinionated descriptions of campgrounds large and small, modern and primitive–and an easy-to-reference camping chart to compare features and facilities of each. Plus the trustworthy reviews of other accommodations, restaurants and sights in or near the parks that you come to expect of a Lonely Planet guide.

•A range of other activities including cycling trails, driving routes, climbing, swimming, rafting, skiing, hang-gliding and more!

•Sustainable options and green travel ideas throughout. A “Support Your National Park” feature gives information on how to give back to the parks and promotes sustainability and volunteering.

“Particularly useful for travelers looking to budget their time” –Associated Press
“Fascinating history section along with detailed maps” –Chicago Tribune
“These eminently sound guides continue to offer outstanding information and inspiration” –Booklist

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  1. I am so in love with our national parks! For anyone who is new to the U.S. National Park Service, I just wrote an article about how first timers can make the most of their visit ( I use a Lonely Planet guide every time I visit a new park. What a great giveaway, Devin!
    .-= JoAnna´s last blog ..Reading: The Art of Solo Travel =-.

  2. Thanks JoAnna,

    Personally, Yosemite is my favorite, but there are a couple of parks in Alaska that I have my eye on.
    .-= Devin Galaudet´s last blog ..Travel. Write. Live.’s 100th Blog! =-.

  3. I was just looking at my torn up map of Sequoia/ Kings Canyon TODAY and realized I needed a new one for the trip my husband and I are going on in August to backpack in the Sierras. Thanks for this chance to win!

  4. Our son is working to get us to Yosemite especially. This would be perfect!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful book.

  6. Our son is working to get us to Yosemite especially. This would be perfect!

  7. A hike through any of these National Parks is a blessing indeed!

  8. I was just looking at my torn up map of Sequoia/ Kings Canyon TODAY and realized I needed a new one for the trip my husband and I are going on in August to backpack in the Sierras. Thanks for this chance to win!

  9. If it wasn’t for Teddy Roosevelt ,these books might be about wastelands.

  10. I am planning a trip to Yosemite right now! This would be very helpful.

  11. I would really enjoy the book by Lonely Planet on the Beautiful National Parks. I have been to a few of them,
    thankfully. Due to permanent injuries I will never be able to
    hike in this gorgeous parks again – although I can watch from the lodge. It would be a happy memory for me to sit and look through this book and experience God’s amazing landscape.
    Chris Ann

    PS: another person mentioned Teddy Roosevelt in their comment.
    There is a National Park called The Theodore Roosevelt National Park located in Western North Dakota.

  12. I so want to go to at least Yosemite this year and would love to use this book as a resource.

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    Чтобы ознакомиться со списком клиник и условиями предоставления лечения необходимо вбить в поиск Яндекса или Google фразу: “Добровольное Медицинское Обслуживание”. После этого нужно найти приглянувшуюся клинику и оформить договор.


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