Camping in Assateague with the Wild Ponies

Camping in Assateague with the Wild Ponies

I recently had the pleasure of going camping at Assateague Island National Seashore.  I went with a hiking group off meetup.com and we had over 100 people.  We took over one group site and had a bunch of individual sites on the same ocean front loop.   The ocean front camp sites are the perfect location, tucked behind the dunes which protects you only slightly … Continue reading Camping in Assateague with the Wild Ponies

C&O Canal: Billy Goat Trail, Section C, Carderock

C&O Canal: Billy Goat Trail, Section C, Carderock

Billy Goat Trail, Section A is one of the most popular hiking trails in the DC area.  But this post is about Billy Goat Trail, Section C which I like equally as much.  The closest parking lot for this trail is 2 miles from the beltway at the Carderock Recreational Area on the C&O Canal.  Here are some pictures from my recent hike: Billy Goat … Continue reading C&O Canal: Billy Goat Trail, Section C, Carderock

C&O Canal: Swains Lock to Great Falls

C&O Canal: Swains Lock to Great Falls

Growing up in the Washington, DC area has given me the pleasure of a lifetime of memories at the C&O Canal.  This canal is 185 miles long and it starts in Georgetown and goes all the way along the Potomac River west through Maryland.     I’ve learned how to canoe, bicycle, and rock climb along the different section of the C&O Canal’s towpath.  I … Continue reading C&O Canal: Swains Lock to Great Falls

Catoctin Mountain Park

Catoctin Mountain Park

I recently went hiking with some friends at Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland.  I had never been before, but had always thought about going as I would drive by the entrance on my way to Cunningham Falls.  It was MLK Day weekend, so entrance to National Parks was free, but it looked like the park doesn’t charge for entrance anyways.  Also, just as an … Continue reading Catoctin Mountain Park

Fun in Ocean City, Maryland

Fun in Ocean City, Maryland

The mid-Atlantic beaches may not have crystal blue water like the Caribbean with palm trees, but when I think of going to the beach, this is where my mind goes.  I’ve grown up with these beaches.  On occasion I have been to prettier beaches, warmer beaches, with fancier hotels and restaurants.  But Ocean City, Maryland is what I’m really familiar to. For those of you who turn your … Continue reading Fun in Ocean City, Maryland

Wine Tour at Linganore Winecellars

    Who doesn’t love a good wine tour?  You get to drink and learn about what you’re drinking.  And usually wineries are set in beautiful locations, with sweeping views of fields with vines and farms.      I recently took a tour of Linganore Winecellars near Mt. Airy, Maryland.  I had a Groupon!  I had been there in the summer for one of their … Continue reading Wine Tour at Linganore Winecellars