Author: Sara Beth

A Review of Crown Jewel Wilderness by Lauren Danner

About Crown Jewel Wilderness by Lauren Danner Have you ever wondered how your favorite national parks came to be? Specifically, do you know what forces were in play when the boundary of your favorite national park was formed? In her new book, author Lauren Danner takes these questions as they apply to one of her favorite parks. She spent countless hours researching, interviewing stakeholders, and exploring North Cascades National Park. In the end, she weaves together a chronological story about the exploration, protection, and management of the parkland. However, it goes well beyond a research paper to share fascinating stories...

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Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Alexandria, Virginia

Founded in 1749 by three Scottish merchants, the city of Alexandria, Virginia, celebrates its Scottish heritage with its annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend draws crowds of nearly 30,000 people to the Old Town district of Alexandria. Weekend events include historic home tours, Santa visits, a holiday market, Scottish food/drink events, lighted boat parade, and the regionally acclaimed Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Proceeds from the weekend events go to The Campagna Center, an Alexandria-focused organization that delivers “exceptional educational and social development programs for children, teens, and adults.” Event Details The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade is...

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Escape DC for a Weekend in a Lost River, West Virginia Cabin Rental

The following is a personal and unsupported review of Deluxe Mountain Cabin with Yoga Studio and Views, a Lost River, West Virginia cabin rental we booked through Airbnb. A much-needed escape from DC The weekend before my ankle surgery we decided to turn a planned day-trip out of town into a weekend at a cabin in the Appalachian mountains. I knew I would be stuck in the house for several weeks and wanted one last “nature” trip. Knowing that my mobility would be limited, we really wanted to find a great feature-packed cabin with a great mountain view.  When...

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How to use Instagram’s Collections Feature

Instagram launched the ability to save photos way back in December 2016. A few months later in the spring, they added a feature called Collections. The Collections feature allows users to digitally save photos in albums. In a way, it’s similar to Pinterest, but no one else can see your collections and saved images.  The following post walks you through how to use Instagram Collections.  How to Bookmark or Save Photos Before I begin with the collections tutorial, I wanted to do a quick overview of how to save photos within the Instagram app.  1. Open the Instagram application on your mobile...

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Park People Share Their Favorite Sunsets in National Parks and Public Land: Part 1

Sunsets in national parks and public lands are spectacular and I encourage you to include them in your upcoming travel plans. If you enjoy Park People and haven’t participated, head on over to the Park People Participants page to learn more.  ___ Grand Canyon National Park This was our second stop touring the National Parks in Arizona. All I can say is, stay for the sunset. Submitted by Christina from // Connect with her via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or on her blog. Deception Pass State Park After a full day of whale watching, we took a picnic dinner over to Deception Pass State Park (WA). I...

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About Sara Beth

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I'm a gypsy soul from Driftless Wisconsin who is trying to stay grounded in the city by embracing my roots. My heart belongs to my Hubs and our slightly crazy dog, Rackers. Driven by a serious case of wanderlust, I enjoy afternoon drives, road trips, exploring national parks, and easy-ish hikes to waterfalls.

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