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

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

Antique Boat Museum, 1000 Islands
Immerse yourself in 4.5 acres of boats at the Antique Boat Museum. Located in Clayton, NY in the heart of the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum displays over 300 boats across its campus. Haxall Building Start your day at the admissions desk and purchase the package that’s right for […]

1000 Islands: Antique Boat Museum

Wooden Boat Gadfly
If you only have time for one activity in the 1000 Islands, you MUST get out on the water and take a boat ride. You can bring your own boat, book a Castle Tour and enjoy the ride along the way, or stop by the Antique Boat Museum to see […]

1000 Islands: Boat Ride

Many luxury homes dot the 1000 Islands Region of New York and Canada. Including castles: Singer Castle and Boldt Castle. Getting There Both of these castles are on islands with no bridge access to the mainland so a boat is required for a visit. Both castles have dock space for […]

1000 Islands: Castle Tours