Video: How Traveling Through America’s National Parks is Different for a New Generation

As the National Park Service continues to celebrate its 100th year of stewardship over America’s national parks, we are learning just how different generations have viewed those iconic places. For my parents, they were wild areas that were perfect for family vacations. For my generation, it is more about getting out of the car and exploring the parks on foot and camping in the backcountry.

And for the millennials that follow me? Find out in this video from Nat Geo, in which they discuss what the parks meant for their families and how they feel about them too. It turns out, not all of today’s youth feel the need to stay indoors.

Kraig Becker