Welcome to My Blog!


Welcome to my blog.  After a visit to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield in May 2017, I found out about the “America the Beautiful” pass through the National Parks Service.  This is an annual membership to the places served by the National Parks Service, and the pass is $80/year.  I love hiking and learning so this blog is my year long journey (May 2017- May 2018) in using my pass.  I will also be tracking throughout the year how much money I save by using the pass.

I post a new blog each week (with the occasional bonus blog).  You can look at my most recent posts, search the archive by month, look through state categories, or just read them all.  I try to tell my stories in lots of pictures, but I include helpful tidbits, transportation information, and names of hikes when applicable.  I also love dogs, and I make sure to notate when a park or trail is dog-friendly as well.  While my posts are dominantly in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area, I try to leave the area as often as possible too.

If you enjoy this blog, please feel free to ask questions or enter your email address into the follow box.  Thanks for joining me on this journey!