To celebrate National Parks Week this year, I’ve decided to write about America’s newest National Park – New River Gorge in West Virginia. I drive through this park on my way to visiting my kids in Virginia. It’s a gorgeous
As I type this, COVID-19 rates have been rising. I’m pretty sure some of you are wondering why I’m even bothering to write about traveling right now. And here’s my answer: while it may not be a good time for
I love flowers. I’ve known that for a long time. I love walking through formal gardens. I also love looking for wildflowers when we go hiking. In fact, my family is accustomed to having to stop and wait while
Pura Vida is the unofficial motto of Costa Rica. Literally, it means pure life. It can be used as a greeting or farewell, but it also describes the Costa Rican way of life. Costa Ricans are optimistic and appreciative of what
I started 2018 with the best of intentions. I had planned to write at least one blog post a month. January – check. February – check. And then came March Madness. I don’t mean the NCAA Basketball tournament, although the
People are intrigued by the idea of visiting all 50 states. I’ve met many, many people who can tell me the exact number of states they have been to. Visiting all 50 states is a very doable goal. There are
The name Big Rock Travel was inspired by the classic time management parable about fitting rocks, gravel, and sand into a jar. The lesson learned is that you have to put the big rocks in first, and then the gravel and sand fill in around the big rocks.
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