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My name is Sara Beth and I’m a nature-loving weekend wanderer. I live for the weekend and am often found exploring Shenandoah National Park, hiking along the Potomac River, or enjoying other nearby outdoor opportunities. Exploring nature on the weekends is my way of finding balance in the work-first-and-always culture of DC.
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“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Welcome to the inaugural post of my new fortnightly series called: Park People. This series will feature topical submissions by outdoor recreation and public lands bloggers in my online networks. The goal of "Park People" is to share enjoyment of our public lands in...read more
Over the last year or so I have been working to sort and donate the majority of my wardrobe. I have WAY TOO MANY articles of clothing that I never wore. At the end of this process, I ended up with a solid capsule wardrobe for work and barely any casual clothes. Don't...read more
Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak, Alaska is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon on the island. It has a great mixture of military history, magnificent views, bird viewing, camping, and many trails. As such, I highly recommend it for anyone looking...read more
Last year we attended a special military tattoo at Fort McHenry in Maryland in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. I had read about the military tattoo at Fort McHenry while research DC-area Fourth of July activities. As this was also our first visit...read more
On our recent sunrise viewing trip, we had an opportunity to do some bear viewing at Ivy Creek Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. A bear sighting in the park is not guaranteed and we frequently do not see them on our trips. This time, however, we had an awesome...read more
With over 75 overlooks, it can be hard to determine the best place to view sunrise in Shenandoah National Park. I spent quite a bit of time reading blog posts and review websites to figure out our viewing location. After my research, I narrowed down my options to...read more