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Lifetime National Park Pass

When I turned 62 years old, I bought myself the Senior Lifetime National Park Pass at Virginia’s Skyline Drive. It is my ticket to drive into any U.S. National Park for free the rest of my life and it…

Activities Walking Washington DC

U.S. Capitol Tree Tour

Right before the pandemic was declared in March 2020, I attended the free U.S. Capitol Tree Tour organized by the U.S. Botanic Gardens. Getting a ticket for this seasonal tour (which is only conducted four times a year) is…

Activities Walking

Meditation in Sculpture Park

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of a hill. Belonging to it.”—Frank Lloyd Wright I watch a yellow butterfly wave me into her forest hamlet, with a upward sweep of her…

Activities Adventure U.S. Walking

Hiking in Phoenix

If you enjoy this article, you can subscribe to my weekly email: Visiting Arizona in July turns me into a combustible cactus. It isn’t just hot here in Phoenix. It is HOT. The temperatures make me feel prickly. Arizonans…

Walking Washington DC

DC Cherry Blossoms

Even though I have lived in DC for nearly four years, I still get ridiculously excited as I wait for the spring Cherry Blossom season. Did you know that there are people who dream JUST ONCE of seeing Washington,…

Activities Walking

Thank You Reddit Community

A funny thing happened on Saturday. My website became famous after my son posted about me on Reddit. He asked the Reddit community—as a gift for his 30th birthday—to please read my travel blog. I had no idea…