SpoCAN, SpoKANE; To-may-to, To-mah-to

SpoCAN, SpoKANE; To-may-to, To-mah-to

Locals call it Spo-can. Everyone else calls it Spo-kane. Why not drop the E at the end if it's intended to be Can instead of Kane? Well, I'm pleased to tell you that, with that question, you've entered into a nation-wide debate about English pronunciations to which...

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I Survived A Greyhound Bus Ride

I Survived A Greyhound Bus Ride

I must admit upfront that I had all sorts of assumptions about Greyhound bus rides. But obviously I'm not the only one because bus trips have been the fodder for all sorts of terrifying movies in the past. Thus inspiring my very creative mind to conjure up more...

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The Natural Bridge Should Be Seen–Once

Last Sunday, I had clear skies and warm weather (90 degrees) so I decided to drive the hour from Harrisonburg to Natural Bridge. I looked on the website briefly and saw there were hiking trails and a hotel. Seemed like there was lots to do so I packed up the dogs and...

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Discovering Plymouth (Oh and Cape Cod)

Discovering Plymouth (Oh and Cape Cod)

I wasn't sure what all one does when visiting New England besides go to the coast and eat seafood, but there was one place I definitely needed to visit. And that was where this fabulous country all started when the settlers landed in Plymouth. I can imagine the...

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Escape to Boston to Celebrate 5 Years

Escape to Boston to Celebrate 5 Years

As you can see on the map, I've been to quite a few of the states and most of those pins are thanks to my parents and the summer adventures they'd take us on. This year I really wanted to celebrate our anniversary in a way we hadn't ever done. Sure the dinners and...

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Travel Lists to Check Off

Travel Lists to Check Off

There's something so satisfying about being able to check items off a list. It's a visual reward for brain-shriveling stress that lists induce. Unfortunately, the down side of lists is that you don't get to check off every item right away. If you could, there'd be no...

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Migrants at Sea

Migrants at Sea

There's a massive level of desperation required to risk your life as a migrant at sea. Perhaps it's difficult to see how it could go poorly if the boat has taken countless others across in the same manner. Or maybe it doesn't matter. You've barely scrounged together...

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Natural Chimneys, Mt. Solon, VA

Just past a four-way stop in a small town in Virginia is a camping/ RV spot known as Natural Chimneys that has now become a gathering place for the community. Hiking, outdoor gatherings, camping, concerts, and more are accommodated at this beautiful space surrounding...

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