United States Travel

Why Florida State Parks are an Outstanding Bargain
United States Travel

Why Florida State Parks are an Outstanding Bargain

Why head to Florida’s state parks when there are almost 1,200 miles of coastline to visit? The answer is, because you will find nature everywhere, an uncrowded atmosphere, and excellent facilities for camping. We had no intention of exploring the state parks before we arrived in Florida last week, but […]

8 Ways Military Service Made Me a Better World Traveler
United States Travel

8 Ways Military Service Made Me a Better World Traveler

In less than a month my whole world is changing. I’ll be leaving the teaching job that I love so much because the world is calling me, to travel. I’ve been focused on future travel plans, but my thoughts often return to the past, especially my service in the Army. […]

Spirits of the Rapahannock
Nature Lovers, United States Travel, Virginia

Spirits of the Rapahannock

Okay it’s just over a month before we leave Virginia for good and start travelling full-time. All of a sudden I feel this need to try to see as much as I can over the next few weeks. This sense of urgency just appeared out of nowhere and that feeling […]

Saying Goodbye to Shenandoah
United States Travel, Virginia

Saying Goodbye to Shenandoah

As we work the last few weeks of our jobs, sell off our possessions and prepare for our travels, it’s been difficult to practice the yogic principles of aparigrah (non-grasping) and santosha (contentment). We are at an important intersection in life. The road ahead is full of travel plans and change. The road behind […]

Saturday at Salubria
History & Archaeology, United States Travel, Virginia

Saturday at Salubria

The name Salubria, comes from the Latin word for healthful, “salubrious.” When you step in the mansion and feel the cool spring breeze blowing through the slightly offset north and south entrances, you can feel why the mansion earned its name. Have you ever wondered why old doorways are so […]

Sperryville & Sister Caroline
History & Archaeology, United States Travel, Virginia

Sperryville & Sister Caroline

The neatest bits of history can turn up just around the corner. Most of my musings have focused on grand historic sites around the world, but as I explore my new surroundings I can see that I don’t need to travel 2,000 miles to see something cool. I haven’t had […]