planning and inspiring epic national park adventures

Welcome to Well Planned Journey, a site devoted to helping you plan once-in-a-lifetime national park trips. Here you’ll find ultra-detailed itineraries, plus practical gear guides and travel planning tips.

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I’m Julia!

National Park lover and planning enthusiast

As a weekend warrior with a full-time desk job, I’m all too familiar with the difficult balance between bucket list travel aspirations and limited vacation days. That’s why I started Well Planned Journey. I share realistic, ultra-detailed itineraries and national park guides to help real people with real, busy lives see more of America’s beautiful national parks.

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