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Crystal Mountain

Our visit to Crystal Mountain was one of many pleasant surprises on our road trip. In planning for our Mt. Rainier hike, Maria had stumbled upon information for Crystal Mountain, a ski area located in the Cascade mountain range, southeast of Seattle. First up, the scenic gondola ride up the mountain. While it was a […]

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Olympic National Park

Little known fact about me: I’m obsessed with the US National Parks!  It started with a class project in the third grade, when Mrs.Dixon assigned each of us a National Park to research. I got Shenandoah, which is one of the few (two at the time, three currently) on the East Coast.  Being pre-internet times, we […]

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1000 Steps

Travel has an uncanny way of steering you in a new direction. In my case, I’ve noticed that I’ve been spending a lot more time on outdoor pursuits… and I love it! My aunt enjoys hiking, so I accompanied her on the 1000 Steps hike in Dandenong National Park.

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Table Mountain

The beautiful mountain that serves as the backdrop for Cape Town is Table Mountain. This flat topped mountain is believed to be amongst the oldest mountains in the world, and owes its relatively short height to years of erosion. Going to the top of Table Mountain is a must-do in Cape Town, and being fairly […]

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