July 25, 2017

It’s Official: I’m On Hiatus

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These days, I talk about this blog in the past tense. That makes me sad. “I used to blog,” I tell the curious. Some are content with that brief response whereas others prod for more. “My blog was called ‘Wanderlust for One,’” I’d say when they asked. “I wrote about solo travel.” Except these days, I don’t travel as much… [Keep reading…]

 

Ghosts and Giants in Muir Woods National Monument

At Muir Woods National Monument

In Muir Woods National Monument, with its towering coastal redwoods as monuments to the conservation movement, I stood among ghosts and giants.

 

Hiking the Reef Bay Trail in Virgin Islands National Park

Reef Bay, St. John

A great way to get familiar with the landscape, flora, and fauna of U.S. national parks is to take a guided hike or walk offered through the National Park Service (NPS).

 

Celebrating Small Successes in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park in California

It’s taken over a year to really sink in: I’ve backpacked Yosemite National Park. Thousands–maybe millions–of people have already accomplished that feat, so what makes the fact that I’ve done it so special?

 

5 Favorite Memories of Yellowstone National Park

On the approach to Yellowstone National Park

Although I was only passing through Yellowstone on my very first cross-country road trip and stayed in the park for a little less than 24 hours, some of my memories of the experience still remain as fresh and as sharp as they did in the moment.