Maybe it’s the days of rain or that fact that the website hasn’t had a facelift in four years, but something clicked yesterday and I got to work. Cleaned out boring categories, simplified the menus at the top, and started thinking about what I can write next. So without further ado, enjoy the newly reorganized website! Journal: Where I write about whatever I want. Vagabond Life: Living on the road, solo female style. Trailer Life: From Alto articles to trip planning and what I use and recommend, this is good stuff. Adventures: Find cool places to visit, from back roads…
Month: August 2020
Review: Grayson Highlands State Park, VA
As crazy as it might sound for a full-time vagabond, I really needed a vacation by mid-August. I’m sure we can all agree that 2020 has been a hella weird year. From my own personal drama of the sway accident and aftermath to the worldwide pandemic, it’s been an unpredictable year and a stressful one. I had been aiming for Grayson Highlands State Park all summer, longing for the cooler temperatures and the remoteness of the place. Finally, I had arrived for 14 glorious nights. Yay!
52 Frames: Catching Up on It
I’m a little behind on my posts these days, so I’m going to whip through three weeks of challenges in one post. Let’s get started! Challenge: New The point of this challenge was to take that word NEW and do something with it. New technique, new lens, new baby, new house, whatever was new to you. As I was surrounded by old trees in an old campground, this definitely wasn’t a slam-dunk challenge for me. I decided that I would take two of my favorite views on my hikes and learn new post-processing techniques. I like sepia tones, but I’d…
Review: Warrior Creek Campground, NC
One of the best kept secrets in camping is that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (or USACE, as my friend, Francis, pointed out) has a whole network of campgrounds, mostly located near or on reservoirs created by dam projects they’ve run. Almost all of them feature big sites, electric and water hookups, and easy access to watersports. I’ve camped in USACE campgrounds from Idaho to Virginia and every single one of them has been a nice experience. For those interested, you can make reservations at them through the recreation.gov website.
Review: Lake Powhatan Campground, NC
I love Asheville as a place to visit. It’s got all the big-name stores, an independent bookseller, some fun shops to wander around downtown, and ton of great restaurants. When I booked Powhatan for a week, I was thinking of all these things. I definitely wasn’t thinking of how it would be to visit when COVID-19 was in the picture. But here we are…