Grayson Highlands Hiking and the Search for Wild Ponies

  After searching for the Rhododendron trail head and failing, I started out on the Appalachian Spur trail. I was worried my search for wild ponies might be in vain. The path was rocky and there were rain clouds hovering above. […]

The Story of Jeanne Baret and Her Journey Around the World

  It’s 1766 and Jeanne Baret, dressed as a man, boarded a ship. Jeanne didn’t know all of what was in store for her. What she did know was that it would be dangerous, but she wanted more out of life. Her dreams were made of exotic plants and what lies on the other side of the ocean. […]

7 Lessons Learned from Getting Stranded in Mexico City

I felt my blood drain from my face and my vision blur when she informed me the next flight was on Monday. I was going to Oaxaca for a photography workshop for Day of the Dead. Monday would mean I would miss most of the workshop that I had already paid for and I would miss Day of the Dead in Oaxaca. Monday just wouldn’t work at all. I was stranded. […]

How a Group of Women Saved George Washington’s Home

Mount Vernon today is well visited and well-studied. There are archaeology digs to find out more information on the site and a constant effort to keep it in shape and true to the time when George Washington lived there. The view from the house is even preserved. Really. Visitors can now look across the Potomac [...]

If You Think Greensboro Isn’t a Good Place to See Art, Think Again.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum, in Greensboro North Carolina, has quite the collection. […]

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