Author: Sara Beth

Hike 9 of 52 – Hemlock Overlook Regional Park Trails

There are few outdoorsy things that my husband loves more than a good rain hike. I swear, for a dude who grew up in the desert, this guy is slightly obsessed with a hike in the pouring rain. So, we set out yesterday in the rain to complete Hike 9 in my 52 Hike Challenge. We created a loop hike by combing sections of the Yellow, Blue, and Gray Trails in Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton, Virginia. We hiked a total of 3.07 miles between hiking the trails and exploring the riverbank, dam ruin, and island areas. After...

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A Review of Anatolian Bistro in Herndon, Virginia

A few days ago, we made plans with friends to meet up at Worldgate Center in Herndon, Virginia.  Our plan was to grab dinner at TurCuisine, a well-known local Turkish restaurant. When we arrived, however, we were surprised to find that the restaurant had closed. After checking out their recent Yelp reviews, it looks like service had gone way downhill since our last visit. Obviously, we had not been there in a while! Out with the Old, In with the New While we were disappointed that our original plans were foiled, we were in luck! A new restaurant called Anatolian Bistro...

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#FindYourPark Photo Challenge for National Park Week 2017

In honor of the National Park Week 2017, my friends over at the Nature Tech Family blog decided to host another #FindYourPark photo challenge. This time around, the photo challenge showcased various aspects of our public lands that we all can enjoy. I only participated on Twitter this time around as my world has been a bit crazy as of late. These photo challenges are one of my favorite things about the #ParkChat community and I encourage you to join us online if you are intested in parks and public lands. Day 1 – “Hiking Up” Throwing it WAY back w/this...

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Early Spring Drive in Shenandoah National Park

This past weekend we decided to hike a little farther away from home and selected Shenandoah National Park. The northern entrance to Shenandoah is just over an hour from our house and we visit the park several times a year. We started our drive at the Front Royal entrance and wandered as far as the trailhead for the Lower Hawksbill Trail. Typically, if we are doing a hike in the Central District of the park, we will jump in at the Thornton Gap to save time. However, this trip we wanted to look for wildlife and decompress from a busy few...

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National Museum of African American History and Culture: Part 1

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September 2016 and it has been nearly impossible to get tickets since. I reserved our April tickets way back in January! They also have same-day tickets available, but I had not been able to secure any prior to January. Everyone I know who was able to secure tickets has said that the NMAAHC was amazingly moving and that it was a must-visit. Like many of the other Smithsonian museums, the NMAAHC did not disappoint. My First Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture Our visit began...

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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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