Author: Stephanie Yee, C’o8
As a West Coast native, I love being surrounded by mountains. Even though I am a self-proclaimed “city girl,” there’s something special about being 11,000 feet above sea level surrounded by mountains as far as you can see. I recently visited the Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time. The trip reminded me how important it is to take a break from city life to enjoy and appreciate nature. If you are interested in visiting some National Parks this year, you are in luck. The Penn Alumni Travel Program is hosting a Southwest National Parks tour in May 2013. This tour does not include Rocky Mountain National Park since it is not in the Southwest, but you will visit Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. Sign up today!