The Underground Railroad in Caroline County, MD

I started exploring the Underground Railroad last year, inspired by the opening of the new Harriet Tubman Visitor’s Center in March 2017. This year, I followed the UGRR further north, into Caroline County. Whether you see it in a day or over a few years, it’s worth exploring the Harriet Tubman Byway to gain a […]

All Aboard! the Depot at Doolittles

To paraphrase Paul Simon, there’s something about a train … that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful. There’s a place in Clearfield County, PA not far off Rt 80, that offers all the romance and nostalgia anyone could desire! Five restaurants, one location, and each one of those restaurants in a very cool historic railroad […]

Bucktown General Store

Born in Maryland in 1820, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery in 1849 to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the Underground Railroad. To understand Harriet Tubman, you must first understand her first act of defiance, when she was still a child. Just minutes from The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad […]

Go Fly a Kite

Kites, patriotic monuments, the National Mall, and a festival — what more could I ask? Or anyone? Or any kid? “It’s been a family tradition to come to the kite festival since my son was a baby,” Angie Williams said. How old is her son now? Twelve years old. “It’s a favorite thing to do.” […]