Reality Star Kelsey Owens, of Siesta Key, recently visited Banff National Park in Canada. She took to Instagram to post photos of her trip (no judgment there), but it was one particular photo in the group that outraged a lot of people. In the photo, she seemingly carved the initials MKB into a fence post. That’s the nice way to say it. The truth is the reality TV star was vandalizing national park property, and she was dumb enough to post it for the world to see. She posted the photo with a view of the Fairmont Banff Springs in the background. MKB can either refer to the name of Owen’s Travel Company or the first initial of her boyfriend Max and their dog.

Reality TV Star Vandalizes National Park Property

Fans and national park lovers were immediately outraged, as vandalizing anything is bad, but vandalizing national parks is really really bad. And to be dumb enough not only to do it, but to brag about it on social media? Comments raked in, so much so that the post was eventually deleted. But that hasn’t stopped the post from making the rounds on other social media platforms. Numerous people have reported that they have sent the photo to the Canadian National Parks officials, Banff officials, and more. This is a finable offense, and as some suggested though I have not been able to confirm, could result in her being banned from all Canadian National Parks.

Which, I fully support. I had no idea who Kelsey Owens was until yesterday, but as someone who has visited Banff, and numerous national parks in the US and Canada I knew at a young age this is a no-no. So I truly hope she is reprimanded to set not only an example for herself but for others as well. The photo or video isn’t worth harming these spots and ruining the experience for future visitors. And someone who is an influencer and reality tv star should know they have people watching, and not go around vandalizing national park property.

South Carolina Is Home To One Of The Least Visited National Parks

Spring is here and it’s time to get outside, but apparently, for those in South Carolina, visiting ones of the Palmetto state’s National Parks isn’t in the cards.

Congaree National Park in South Carolina comes in as one of the least visited National Parks in the country in 2021, according to data released by the National Park Service.

The top 15 parks on the list of least visited are some of the most beautiful places in the country. But a few of them do have some similar logistics or location challenges. But for many other ones, there’s not much excuse for not celebrating how beautiful our country is.

Let’s take a look at the least visited national parks in the United States so that you can get some spots on your bucket list. We are going to leave off the ones in places like American Samoa, but we’ll leave in Alaska because they are beautiful.

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