5 things to do in DC during the Government Shutdown

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Newseum at night / Photo by Victoria Pickering[/caption] Your trip to the nation's capital has been booked for months and you've arrived to find the monuments barricaded and the museums locked up because of the federal government shutdown. Not all is...

Big Ben

Popping up in London

I've been back from London for more than a week and I'm just now getting around to updating the blog. I'd like to say that I shut the blog down in solidarity with the 800,000 federal workers who are on furlough while the U.S. government...

Taking the GoUNESCO Challenge

[caption id="attachment_5004" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Hamad Aziz[/caption] When I first saw a tweet about the GoUNESCO Challenge, I didn't even have to click the link. I knew without looking it was something I'd do. The concept behind the GoUNESCO website -- which doesn't appear to be officially connected...

Onward to Canyonlands National Park

Stormy sunset in Canyonlands / Photo by Matso The first part of my trip is over. Now on to Canyonlands National Park in Utah. We'll get there Friday morning and will hopefully get a spot in the Squaw Flat campground in the Needles District. I'm a little...