Have you ever been to a national park? If you’ve been to the Statue of Liberty or the National Mall in Washington, then the answer is yes. But have you been to Grand Teton or Yellowstone? If you are Latino, the answer is probably not. The National Park Service is hoping to encourage more Latinos to visit, but they aren’t allowed to use taxpayer funds for marketing. Instead, a group of Latino bloggers were invited to take a sponsored tour of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as part of the American Latino Expedition, or ALEX14. Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario followed them on the trip as they experienced the great outdoors. For an extended version of this story, featuring all the bloggers and a day by day account of the trip, listen here:
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3 thoughts on “Wild in Wyoming”
Great experience, There are so many national parks that are so close, and its so true that as Latinos we do not visit these places. Now as a grandmother I wish I had known of these places when my children were growing up, like one of the bloggers mentioned, there was no money to take these trips. Now them, as parents hope this changes and they will take there kids to do these fun and educational things, that they themselves missed out on. Congratulations to all the bloggers that were invited, I know my daughter Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack was very excited when she came from the trip.
This was a great experience.
This trip was live-changing for me. It really helped put a lot of things in perspective and gave me the motivation I needed to get to the outdoors and spend time out in nature beyond just gardens and parks that have been my normal stomping grounds. I’m glad Daisy was there to document it because listening to this I feel like I’m back on the trip and seeing our country with new eyes. I encourage everyone to make it out to a national park and to take their whole family with them.