Scenic Drive Along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive

The Skyline Drive – Blue Ridge Parkway together form an historic scenic drive that runs 574 miles through Virginia and North Carolina through the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachia.  That time I almost lost my phone hanging out the window taking a photo along Skyline Drive. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and […]

Table Rock Hike in Monongahela National Forest

What’s a little mud when the view is this? Table Rock is a massive rock outcropping on the western side of Canaan Mountain, overlooking the Dry Fork and Cheat River valleys. The hike out to it will carry you through a hardwood forest as well as rhododendron thickets; it’s unlikely you’ll encounter anyone else, so […]

Overlook Mountain Trail Hike

Overlook Mountain is located just north of Woodstock, NY. In fact, if you walk down the main thoroughfare of Woodstock, you can see it clearly. It’s a popular trail — one of the most popular in the Catskills, in fact. You won’t get any solitude but that’s because the payoff is amazing.  Three payoffs, actually. […]

The Holiday Spirit Goes Wild at Zoo Lights at the Maryland Zoo!

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do Don’t want a doll, no dinky tinkertoy I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy I couldn’t stop singing this cute Christmas song by Gayla Peevy, first released in in 1953 as we approached the Maryland Zoo to see its annual Zoo Lights. […]

Let Holiday Lights Displays Light Up Your Holiday Season!

If you’re looking for  a way to enjoy the holidays, then check out some holiday lights in and around Maryland — whether drive through or walk through, holiday lights displays are a family-friendly holiday activity!  Whether drive thru or on foot, this is a fun way to get some holiday cheer while letting your inner […]

Does Daniels, Maryland’s Ghost Town, Actually Have Ghosts?

Daniels is a little known ghost town sprawled on both sides of the Patapsco River within the Patapsco River Valley State Park, which we’ve written about before (several times actually). The hike along the old road into Daniels on the Baltimore County side of the river is about a 4.5 mile there-and-back hike, with a […]