Welcome to Parks and Points !

Parks and Points is a project by Derek and Amy Beth Wright, New York City based writers and travelers who share a love for both national parks and sites, and highly discounted travel by using points, miles, and other value-based travel strategies.
Within the U.S., the wealth of geologic wonders and historic sites is astonishing. Our typical use of points immerses us in American landscapes that have been preserved and celebrated — that retrace the intersection of cultures and ecologies that have left their legacy, and that offer us the experience of being changed by unmeasured natural beauty.

"Domestic Redemption” doesn’t have to be a dirty word. The value of your miles domestically can often rival the use of them on aspirational awards — you could cash in all of your miles on a first class flight to remote reaches, though those same points might afford you five (!) or more round trips to our National Parks, with boundless beauty, awe, and history.

Some of our upcoming trips include a visit to Utah, where we will see all five national parks there in one week, Glacier National Park in Montana, Shenandoah National Park, Assateague Island in Maryland, and more. Follow Parks and Points for efficient itineraries to make the most of your time while touring national sites, as well as for timely information on points and travel strategies.