Not everything has to cost as much as a plane ticket to New Zealand.
The primary difference lies in the reason for preserving the land: National parks are protected due to their scenic, inspirational, education, and recreational value. National monuments have objects of historical, cultural, and/or scientific interest, so their content is quite varied.
Picture this: You head into your bed-and-breakfast, lodge, or hotel, primed for an adventurous getaway in a bucket-list locale, and the owner who checks you in is literally the coolest person you’ve ever met.
This is a travel contest you'll definitely want to enter.