Catch Yourself Smiling

When you notice you’re smiling, for no apparent reason at all, take note.
Do more of whatever it is that you are doing. This is where joy lives.

Join me on the journey to find what makes you smile.

Yellowstone National Park

I am so lucky to have gotten to visit Yellowstone quite a bit over the years. During my 2021 adventures, I used Big Sky, MT as my home base. It's about an hour from the West Yellowstone entrance. During the off-season I would pop into the park for a few hours. It afforded me the opportunity to see the Park [...]

Trail Review: Deep Run Park Perimeter Trail

I've been to Deep Run Park multiple times over the past 20 years. At first, it was with nieces and nephews and we would frequent the playground. Eventually, some walking paths were added. When I relocated to Richmond a few months ago I made a commitment to get to know more of the city and take advantage of the city, [...]

Tips For Your National Park Visit

National Parks make for an amazing vacation. But making a plan can be very stressful and confusing. There are so many resources available at your fingertips...but where to start. Plan in advance - The Parks are incredibly popular. If you are able, visit during the off-season (for most parks that is before Memorial Day and after Labor Day). You may [...]

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