National park enthusiast, Gloria Wadzinski writes, photographs and shoots video to encourage travelers to try something new. A planner at heart, Gloria likes to be prepared for adventures so she helps other travelers by thoroughly documenting hikes, road trips and destinations, including everything they need to know to forge out safely and not miss a thing.
Gloria earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin, and because life is change, added additional degrees and certificates from the Western Iowa Technical College, Front Range Community College and the Art Institute of Denver. Over a 40-year career, Gloria has won national accolades including CUES Golden Mirror Awards for a children's educational program and graphic design projects, and most recently a Folio Digital Award for the relaunch of a website about the national parks of Colorado.
What is Gloria's favorite national park? The last one she visited, so the answer changes several times a year.
You could stay in a nondescript hotel during your Olympic vacation. But step outside your comfort zone to spend the night at fantastic and unusual lodging.
It's 1 of only 3 national parks in the U.S. with a ski lift. Go snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Hurricane Ridge.
Explore the tide pools or surf on Olympic's beaches. But, what many visitors don't know is that they are at a national marine sanctuary.
This 8-mile round trip out-and-back trail travels along the northern Olympic Coast among tide pools and sea stacks, down to Point of Arches.
The goat had been harassing visitors for years. After goring, the goat stood guard over the man, not letting anyone aid him as he was bleeding to death.