Mikaela Ruland

Mikaela Ruland

Mikaela is a sales and content specialist for National Park Trips Media. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her writing has appeared online for brands like Copper Mountain Ski Area and Keep Nature Wild and in print for the National Park Journals. 

Rock climbing is one of Mikaela’s favorite hobbies. If you want to get your blood pumping, she recommends watching the documentary The Dawn Wall. You’ll never look at El Capitan the same way again.

Mikaela’s passion is to inspire others to get out and experience life. She spends most of her free-time outside hiking, skiing, climbing, taking photos, camping, snowshoeing, doing yoga – you name it! When she’s not outside, you can find her exploring hipster coffee shops or on the hunt for Denver’s best mac n’ cheese. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @themillennialoutside

The bridge at Wapama Falls in Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley near Evergreen Lodge

Backstage Passes to Yosemite at Evergreen and Rush Creek Lodges

Stay on the west edge of the park to take a deep breath and disconnect. Enjoy food and wine events. Hike on less-traveled paths. Swim and soak in salt water pools.

Hike to Inspiration Point for a sunrise view of the Pacific Ocean near Santa. Barbara

4 Seaside Escapes in Santa Barbara

Discover these four quintessential Santa Barbara experiences including an inspiring view and a mission built in 1786.

Owens River near Bishop, Calif.

Bishop's Big Backyard on the Other Side of Yosemite

On the Eastern Sierra between Yosemite and Death Valley, walk among ancient trees, go trout fishing, and relax in a small town with down-to-earth people.

Sacramento Bridge Dinner

Farm to Fork in Sacramento

Eat and drink your way through this northern California city that boasts more than 10 Michelin awards.

A luxury RV in Yosemite Valley

9 RV-Friendly Campgrounds in Yosemite

We’ve rounded up all the information you need to know on RV-friendly campgrounds in Yosemite National Park.

The Milky Way over Yosemite Valley

National Park Photography Workshops

National Park Trips Media and Tamron have teamed up to offer Photo Workshops inside your favorite national parks.

Parking spot for charging electric vehicles - EV

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Yosemite and Beyond

Take an electric road trip through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks.

Hiking the Congress Trail in Sequoia National Park

3 National Parks in 3 Days on the Majestic Mountain Loop

Take the Majestic Mountain Loop, an action-packed three-day itinerary to explore three of California’s favorite national parks.

Giant Buddha in Stockton's Cambodian Buddhist Temple

Ethnic Food, Giant Statues and World-Class Art in Stockton

California sunshine, amazing food and diverse cultures make Stockton, Calif. a great destination for the whole family.

Rail bikes in Carson City, north of Yosemite

Carson City is Tahoe's Basecamp

Explore trails, brews and history near Lake Tahoe.

Sevag Kazanci (left) and Keith Eshelman (right), co-founders of Parks Project

A Parks Project for Goodness Sake

Giving back to national parks with thoughtful products

Yosemite Falls by Yosemite Sierra Travel Concierge

Book Yosemite Hotels and Activities with a Concierge

Take the stress out of planning your Yosemite vacation. Leave it to a pro and book with Yosemite Sierra Travel Concierge.

RV on Tioga Road in Yosemite

6 RV Tips for Yosemite National Park

Choose your route and be prepared for mountain roads, plus 5 more tips for RV'ers headed to the park.

Fire in Yosemite, June 26, 2018

Fire on Yosemite's Mountain

Shanelle Saunders, acting fire information officer and lead firefighter on the Wawona Engine Module for Yosemite, shares why fires are good for the forest.