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…

Merrell Shoes – Magic Shoes (Review)

In the Spring of 2008, my mom and I were planning a cross country road trip from Montgomery Alabama to Utah.  We had plans to stop along the way in Savannah, Charlottesville, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago and then every place that looked interesting as we headed west.  I needed a new pair of…

Remember What It’s Like To Be A Tourist

On my recent trip to New York City, I met two French girls while in line to take the bus back to Washington DC.  The bus was late and we had plenty of time to talk.  They were in the United States for 3 weeks. They spent a week in New York City, were spending…

UNIQLO Ultra-Light Down Coat (Review)

This past fall, I bought a new coat for my trip to South America.  I know light weight puffy jackets are “in” right now but every time I  looked, I was turned off by the price tag.  When walking through the mall, I stopped into UNIQLO for the first time. I walked out with an…