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Nick interviews the author of the book,
Joe Yogerst

It’s time to start planning your trips, your vacation, your travel! It’s been a long 2+ years since we’ve been able to travel “normally” and during that time, camping has become increasingly popular. I’ve always enjoyed camping and it’s also a life-goal to visit all 50 states and make it to every National Park in the US. And fortunately, Joe is an expert in both!

Here, we chat about his new book, published by National Geographic, “50 States 500 Campgrounds: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do.”



As we’ve dealt with the global pandemic, planning a safe vacation has been challenging for many of us. For travel expert Joe Yogerst, a camping holiday has always been the perfect solution; it’s an extremely safe way to travel, before, during and after the pandemic.

Last year, in the U.S., 48 million households camped at least once and 10.1 million camped for the first time, according to Kampgrounds of America. With many families discovering the benefits of getting outside and enjoying nature in a safe environment, this trend is not expected to slow down anytime soon. Perfect for those traveling near or far — staying in a modest pop-up tent or luxurious glamping destination — 50 States, 500 Campgrounds is a beautifully illustrated resource guide that has something for everyone looking for an outdoor adventure, particularly as many continue to seek out safe and socially distanced activities.

Check out Joe on Instagram and learn more on his website, including how to buy the book, on

About the Author:
During three decades as an editor, writer, and photographer, Joe Yogerst has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. His writing has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, Islands magazine, International New York Times (Paris), Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and National Geographic Traveler. He has contributed to more than 40 National Geographic books, including the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 Ideas; the 2021 Lowell Thomas Award-winning 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas; and 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas. His first U.S. novel, a murder-mystery titled Nemesis, was published in 2018. Yogerst hosted a National Geographic/Wondrium video series on America’s state parks and is currently creating new science fiction and travel shows for Wondrium.

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