For the past two years, my online presence has pretty much been running on silence. Shortly after I enrolled in a graduate school, I realized certain things would have to be dropped from my life if I wanted to add graduate school to my already busy life. This realization came after I found myself getting frustrated that I didn’t have enough time to be on social media after allotting time to work, family, and school. For years I had been active on Twitter and blogged… neither of which fit into my new packed-to-the-brim schedule. So, I had to make some...Read More
Author: Sara Beth
After a recent work trip to Las Vegas, I stayed an extra 2 days to visit with family and friends. While I could have spent all my time with my loved ones, I made sure to leave enough time in my schedule to explore the desert (which was much needed after working a conference for four days straight). Typically, I head out to Red Rock Canyon as it is close to where our family lives and can easily be explored in as little as 2 hours. This time, however, I decided to take a day trip to Valley of...Read More
When most people think of taking an afternoon drive to the country, they imagine rustic settings, green leaves, and small towns. This past weekend, Mr. InnerCompass and I headed west with no specific destination in mind. Without a map or app guiding our way, we drove until our wandering had led us within a few miles of the northern entrance to Shenandoah National Park. As you will come to learn, it is nearly impossible to keep me away from a national park, so we followed the signs and drove on it. I had read on twitter last week that...Read More
Every year, Hubs and I celebrate our wedding anniversary by buying new gadgets or by taking a trip. Usually, each of these trips tends to focus on a specific park or city. However, this time I decided to plan a trip for us that focused on waterfalls. While most of us like waterfalls, Hubs grew up in the desert and loves them. I began looking for waterfall destinations that could be reached and explored during a long weekend away from DC. One of the areas that came up most frequently, and had great reviews, was the New River Gorge National...Read More
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and my Irish heritage, I’ve decided to post a short photo essay from my first trip to Ireland. While my travel companions and I did quite a bit of adventuring, I quickly fell in love with the Dingle Peninsula. Not only is this my favorite area of Ireland, but one of my favorite places on earth. The raw beauty and friendly villagers make this area a must-stop if you ever find yourself in Ireland. John Benny Moriarty, the best pint in Dingle Sheep grazing on the Dingle Peninsula Dunmore Head (from Slea Head)...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.