November 26, 2014

A Summer Without Travel

Seattle Skyline

It’s taken me a while to process, but I’m finally at peace about the fact that it’s been a summer without travel.

 

Among Ghosts and Giants: Muir Woods National Monument

At Muir Woods National Monument

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

 

Weekend Intelligence {08.18.2013}

Waking up in Little Yosemite Valley

Weekend Intelligence spotlights interesting, informative, inspiring, or infuriating travel-related reads from around the web. This week: prepping for outdoor adventures!

 

Virgin Islands National Park: Hiking the Reef Bay Trail

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).

 

Failing Forward 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?

 

Weekend Intelligence {08.11.2013}

Reading

Weekend Intelligence spotlights interesting, informative, inspiring, or infuriating travel-related reads from around the web. This week: good books and more.

 

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.