To celebrate the end of 2017, Nature Tech Family hosted a special Best of 2017 #FindYourPark photo challenge. This time around, the photo challenge showcased our favorite memories from our national parks and public lands. While I participated solely on Twitter, others also participated on Instagram. These photo challenges are one of my favorite things about the #ParkChat community and I encourage you to join us online if you are interested in parks and public lands. Day 1 – “Farthest Away Moment” Day 1 of the final 2017 #FindYourPark photo challenge is “farthest away moment” (physical or mental). I’m actually about to leave my farthest away physical moment: @JoshuaTreeNPS....Read More
Month: December 2017
I am so far behind on my holiday shopping this year and I only have a few days to finish up. As I was looking, I found some great last minute gifts for outdoor enthusiasts and wanted to share them with you. I’ve broken them into four categories for easier viewing: hiking, national parks, road trips with kids, and RVing. At the time of publication, all of these last minute gift ideas are available for delivery before Christmas. Happy shopping! ___ Gifts for Your Favorite Day Hiker’s Pack Small First Aid Kit $34.95 Emergency Paracord Bracelets $9.99 Outdoor Emergency...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
About Sara Beth
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.