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9 Ways to Live in the Moment, Yellowstone Style

It’s hard to be in the moment these days when there’s an almost-gravitational pull to look at the news on our phones for the one-billionth time. But one of the most powerful lessons we’ve learned while traveling is how valuable it is to immerse ourselves in the experience at hand. To refocus your attention away from the news, here are 8 exceptional ways to have fun and be present, Yellowstone-style.

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Focus on Wonder

Yellowstone National Park is known for its hot springs and geysers. Put together one of its most spectacular springs when you do this puzzle of Grand Prismatic Spring. The puzzle is composed of 1,000 pieces, providing you a challenge and also satisfaction when you put that last piece on the puzzle and see Grand Prismatic appear before you in all of its breathtaking colors.

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Start Coloring

A couple of years ago, adult coloring books started popping up in bookstores and online, promoting coloring as the newest Zen activity for stressed out adults. Here’s your chance to get in touch with your creative side with a Yellowstone or Glacier coloring book for adults.

Amazon.com - Yellowstone Adult Coloring Book
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Amazon - Glacier Coloring Book
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Get in touch with your artistic side with the stunning The National Parks Coloring Book by Jen Racine. You’ll feel like an artiste as you work on these pages featuring 24 of the most popular national parks in the country.

National Parks Coloring Book by Jen Racine
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Ignite Your Child’s Imagination

Are your kids complaining about being bored? Let them take themselves on a virtual trip to 20 national parks with National Parks of the U.S.A. Kids ages 6-9 will love this beautiful, award-winning hardcover book by Kate Silber and illustrated by Chris Turnham, which covers 20 national parks with gorgeous maps, illustrations and fun trivia about the animals and flowers that inhabit the parks. It’s available in hard cover.

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Meet the People Living Near Yellowstone

Discover the fascinating people and places who live within 100 miles of Yellowstone’s five entrances when you curl up with our book Road Trip Yellowstone written by Dina Mishev. Paired with stunning photography, you’ll feel as if you’re traveling the backroads through Montana and Wyoming and stumbling on charming towns, artists, ranchers and chefs.

Road Trip Yellowstone book
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Think About Food

Lounge in your living room and discover the best culinary stops and the people behind them in this fun book called Road Food. It’s an eater’s guide to more than 1,000 best local hot spots in America.

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Play a National Parks Board Game

Looking for an award-winning board games that highlights the amazing national parks across the country? Play Trekking the National Parks, in which players compete for points by claiming park cards and collecting trail stones as they travel across the country, stopping at national parks along the way. Every park card has a beautiful park photo accompanied by an interesting fact, inspiring and educating players.

Amazon - Trekking the National Parks: The Family Board Game
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Laugh Out Loud

Pre-order Subpar Parks: America’s Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors. This gorgeous book is from the wildly popular creator of @subparparks (https://www.instagram.com/subparparks/) and features illustrated one-star reviews of over 75 our nation’s national parks along with informative text, anecdotes and tips from park rangers and more. This book comes out July 13, 2021.

Subpar Parks Book
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