Cemetery Safari

Guest writer – Emily Wilberg If you ask me, visiting cemeteries is wonderful! (If you ask my kids, you may get a different answer.) Often, there is beautiful landscaping, interesting tombstones, a solemn sense of history, and occasionally, even a glimpse of humor. One of my favorite tombstone inscriptions was found in a cemetery in…

AT Packing List

When most people think about hiking the Appalachian Trail or other long distance trails, they think about taking six months off and hiking end to end – otherwise known as thru hiking.  Only a small percentage of people ever start this hike and even fewer are able to finish it. Another way to go is…

How to attend the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the world’s most popular and well known.  Cannes is obviously the most famous, but Sundance will almost always hit the Top 5 in any list. Founded by Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival is held every January (opening day is always the Friday after the Martin Luther King…

DC – 3 or More Days

If you have more than just a couple of days to explore the Washington DC area, I offer the following additional recommendations. Arlington Cemetery – Plan at least two-three hours for your visit in order to walk around the grounds, visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and JFK, watch the changing of the guards,…

Harper’s Ferry (DC Day Trip)

Harper’s Ferry is a beautiful, quaint, historic small town only an hour drive from Washington DC. It’s famous for its civil war history and its miles of great hiking and biking trails.  It sits at the junction of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland as well as the Potomac River and Shenandoah River.  It also runs…