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Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is a mental as well as a physical destination. It’s a place I now return to in my mind whenever I want to relive my summit moments—the 360-views of ocean, mountains, and trees—I experienced hiking in…

Adventure Reflections Washington DC

Amanda Gorman mural

The brand new Amanda Gorman mural—located on the side of a townhouse in an alley off 17th Street between Q and Corcoran Street in Washington, DC—is a sunbeam. The entire side of the brick building is painted yellow. The…

Downtown Bar Harbor_Shore Walk
Adventure U.S. Walking

Exploring DownTown Bar Harbor in Maine

Downtown Bar Harbor, Maine melds two worlds—island beach retreat and wilderness getaway. Once a summer colony for America’s richest families, Bar Harbor boasts millionaires’ mansions on West Street. Now families flock to stay at the 5-star hotels and inns…

Washington DC

Georgetown Gardens: Dumbarton Oaks

Georgetown gardens are numerous but there is a century-old specimen that outshines all its competitors. Dumbarton Oaks is a country estate built in a city. Located on R Street NW in Washington DC, it nestles between Rock Creek Park…

Chincoteague Town features a small town island experience.
Adventure U.S.

10 Fun Attractions in Chincoteague Town

Exploring Chincoteague town in Virginia is my post-pandemic escape in May. The island features a historic Main Street, wharf-side restaurants, a wildlife refuge, and a national seashore. Plus it is the home of Misty the Pony! If you are…

Misty of Chincoteague home
Adventure Pet-Centric

Chasing Misty of Chincoteague in Virginia

Chasing Misty of Chincoteague—the world’s most famous pony after Black Beauty—down to a barrier island in Virginia is probably not everybody’s idea of a vacation. But as an English major, I romanticize all authors who create novels that had…

Glenstone seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape.
Adventure U.S.

Museums in Maryland: Escaping to Glenstone Museum

A search for museums in Maryland will lead to a surprising discovery. You can find an “oasis of art” in suburbia. Glenstone Museum is located in affluent Montgomery County, Maryland. It marries landscape architecture, outdoor sculpture, and gallery art. Glenstone…