Old Rag

How to Hike Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park

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Old Rag is the toughest but the most rewarding hike in Shenandoah National Park. Some people say it’s the best hike in the mid-Atlantic region. The Old Rag hike is strenuous, with lots of switchback trails and rock scrambling. The reward from the top of Old Rag is a 360° view of the Shenandoah Mountains. It’s a fun, challenging hike …

Louisville Restaurants

Louisville Restaurants: Best Eats in Town

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Many people travel to Louisville to watch the Kentucky Derby or sip bourbon on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. But did you know that Louisville makes an amazing spot for a food tour? In 2012, Louisville was the only city in the US to make Zagat’s list of “8 Awesome Foodie Getaways Around the World.” Tim and I have visited Louisville …

Things to do in Louisville

12 Best Things to Do in Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky…the home of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Louisville Slugger bats. Named after King Louis XVI of France, the city was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Muhammad Ali and Jennifer Lawrence were born and raised here. One third of all bourbon comes from Louisville. It’s home to several stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. And …

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Guide

Kentucky Bourbon Trail: The Ultimate Guide

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Bourbon is booming right now and so is tourism in Kentucky. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a collection of eighteen bourbon distilleries, is drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Touring the distilleries, learning about the origins of bourbon, and tasting lots and lots of bourbon whiskey is an excellent way to spend a long weekend. But there is more …

Best Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries

Best Distilleries to Visit on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is hot right now! With the increasing popularity of bourbon, tourism is up in Kentucky. What better way to learn about and sample bourbon than on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a collection of eighteen whiskey distilleries. All of these distilleries offer tours and tastings. On the tours, learn how bourbon is …

McAfee Knob

Hiking McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail

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McAfee Knob is one of the most popular hikes in Virginia. It’s also the most photographed spot along the Appalachian Trail. For hikers, this is a great one to add your list. This hike has always been popular with hikers, but it has recently become even more famous. In 2015, McAfee Knob was featured in the movie “A Walk in the …

48 Hours in Niagara Falls

48 Hours in Niagara Falls: The Perfect Itinerary

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Niagara Falls is a popular destination in North America. Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls has the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, including the mighty Victoria Falls in Africa and Iguaza Falls in South America. Not only can you tour the Falls by boat, helicopter, and your own two feet, but …

Choptank River

IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman: A Guide for Triathletes

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IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman is a big race for a small town. This half Ironman distance race is one of the longest running Ironman sanctioned 70.3 events, with triathletes competing since 1996. This is a race that draws competitors from not just across the USA but from around the world. In 2016, athletes from 45 states and 53 countries were present. Not …

Oregon Road

A Quick Visit to Oregon

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In February 2016, Tim had the opportunity to travel for work to Bend, Oregon. While I stayed back in Maryland with Tyler and Kara, Tim took over the role of photographer. He arrived in Portland, rented a car, and with a co-worker, drove south to Bend. The drive was beautiful. It was February, snow still capped the mountains, and the …

Bluebird Cafe

How to Get a Seat at the Bluebird Cafe

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The Bluebird Cafe is one of the most popular destinations in Nashville. Most people come to listen to talented artists play their music in the writers-in-the-round. This is enough to sell out the tickets at Bluebird Cafe every night and leave others waiting in line, hoping to get a seat. But the Bluebird Cafe reached a whole new level of …

Best Things to do in Nashville

12 Best Things to Do in Nashville, Tennessee

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Nashville?” For me, the answer is country music. Country music was not born here (it was actually born in Bristol, Tennessee) but Nashville is responsible for growing the country music industry over the past 100 years. People travel here to see the Country Music Hall of Fame, the legendary …

One World Trade Center

How To Visit One World Observatory | Helpful Tips, Photos & is It Worth It?

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From One World Observatory, you get to view New York City from one of the highest observations decks in Manhattan. The entire visit is state of the art, from the high-tech elevator ride to the time-lapse video at the Forever Theater to the digital guides that teach you more about NYC. In this guide, we cover everything you need to …

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So, What’s It Like Returning to the USA?

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With just one week remaining of our 396 day journey around the world, how are feeling about finally returning to the USA? Honestly, we are ready to come home.  We are actually looking forward to it, which I would have found hard to imagine just a few months ago.The four of us are exhausted…this traveling schedule has really been wearing …