Hiking Half Dome isn’t for the faint of heart but it’s a trail you’ve got to try when visiting Yosemite National Park.
After chickening out of a driving tour of the Scottish Highlands, I’d missed my chance at climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland’s tallest peak. In Inverness on my last day in Scotland, I decided that climbing the nearby Cairn Gorm would have to do. The experience didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Grand Canyon. Yosemite. Yellowstone. Rocky Mountain. Olympic. Zion. Grand Teton. Acadia. These are only a few of the crown jewels of the United States’ National Park Service. They are among the most well-known, well-loved, and well-visited of the parks, their names alone conjuring visions of vast unspoiled natural beauty and their splendor transcending geographical borders…. [Keep reading...]
Dear Santa– They say you know who’s been naughty or nice. Well, Santa, as I’m sure you’re aware, I’ve been a very, very good girl this year. Almost too good.
Active travel is where it’s at. For the longest time, I’ve fantasized about running in a road race abroad. I could just see myself: crossing the finish line, fists pumping, eyes blazing, heart thundering, and all of it happening against the backdrop of some of my favorite cities. So when I began planning my trip to Scotland and I found… [Keep reading...]