Virginia Stone Churches
Floyd is a one stoplight town in rural, Blue Ridge Virginia. It’s mainly known for one thing: bluegrass music. The Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree draws curious onlookers, like me, every weekend.   While planning my trip to the area I came across The Stone Churches of Reverend Bob […]

Stone Churches of Virginia

Grand Teton National Park
On a trip through Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks, Grand Teton was probably the park I was the least excited about. I constantly thought, “It’s just a big mountain, right?” Well, technically yes, Grand Teton is a very big mountain. But this 310,000 acre park in Wyoming includes […]

Grand Teton National Park

Lakeshore Trail, Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park Photo Spots
It’s hard to take a bad picture in Grand Teton National Park. While most photos from here are good, fill your Instragram feed with images from the best photo spots in Grand Teton National Park. Mormon Row Historic District The barns and old buildings of Mormon Row are probably the […]

Grand Teton National Park: Photo Spots

Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park
Most hikes don’t start with a boat ride. But a hike in Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park does. Or at least, can. Jenny Lake The hike begins at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center and Trailhead. From here you can walk the 2 mile trail to the west side […]

Grand Teton National Park: Hiking Cascade Canyon

Grand Teton National Park Camping
Camping is the perfect way to unwind after a day of soaking in mountain views while exploring Grand Teton National Park. None of the individual campsites inside the park require or accept advance reservations – which can lead to a nerve wracking first day as you try to find a […]

Grand Teton National Park: Camping

Dock in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
It’s now easier than ever to walk across an entire state. In early 2017 Delaware and Maryland completed a 14.3 mile continuous trail network connecting Chesapeake City, Maryland and Delaware City, Delaware. The system includes the Branch Canal Trail, The Michael N. Castle Trail, and the Ben Cardin Trail. The […]

Walk Across Delaware

Lotus in Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Garden
The 7.5 acres of Washington, DC that make up Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens are reborn every summer as lotus and water lily flowers bloom. Lotus Growing three to six feet tall, the Nelumbo Nucifera or Sacred Lotus grow out of muddy, shallow ponds yet have brilliantly white and pink […]

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens: Lotus & Water Lily

Kayaking through Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens 2
The city oasis of Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC can be explored on foot along numerous walking trails. For a different perspective, try a kayak trip into the marshland between the Gardens and the Anacostia River. Bladensburgh Waterfront Park The trip begins outside of Washington, DC in […]

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens: Kayak Trip

Water Lilies in Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
In Northeast Washington DC, right before the Maryland border, sits a 7.5 acre sanctuary. Lotuses. Lilies. Turtles. Dragonflies. Bees. Life is everywhere. Colors explode across the quiet, wet landscape. Green leaves and lily pads are flanked by yellow, purple, white, and pink flowers. Out here, along the banks of the […]

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6,” an automated voice was counting down. We were 10 miles up a dirt road, high atop Jumping Off Rock overlooking Lake Jocassee in Pickens County, South Carolina. It was Monday, August 21, 2017 and the Great American Eclipse was about to begin. An eclipse app […]

The Great American Eclipse

Charlie Brown Statue at Kings Dominion
“I got some intel. When we get there, we need to go straight to Volcano,” Callie said as she climbed in my car. It was 8:30am on a Sunday morning and we were bound for an adventure. But Callie wasn’t referring to the geological feature known for spewing lava, she […]

Kings Dominion

Calument Island, 1000 Islands
“1000 Islands? Like the dressing?” That’s how nearly every conversation has gone since my quick trip to the 1000 Islands region of New York. And yes, the dressing was invented there (and is delicious). But the region has much more to offer than condiments. Where Is It? The 1000 Islands […]

1000 Islands