Happy 120th anniversary to Crater Lake National Park located in Oregon!
About 7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama erupted creating the deepest lake in the United States and the 9th deepest in the world. With a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake is the one of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see. The water’s intense blue color is an indication of its great depth and purity. Surrounded by cliffs, the lake is fed entirely by rain and snow. Scientists consider Crater Lake to be the cleanest and clearest large body of water in the world.
Enjoy a few photos from our last visit there in 2020. As you will see, it was a bit hazy from fires in the area. But, even with the smoke and haze, it’s still a great national park!
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking out this national park as it is one of my favorites!
Happy 150th birthday to America’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park!
As the plaque on the Roosevelt Arch above says, “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People.”
Check out some of my previous posts about Yellowstone by clicking here and here. There are more blog posts about Yellowstone on here that you can find by just searching my blog by Yellowstone if you’re looking for more!
Cheers to 150 years to this first and amazing national park!
Happy 103 years to the Grand Canyon National Park!
President Teddy Roosevelt urged Americans to protect this great canyon, “What you can do is keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see.”
For more information on this amazing park, check out a previous blog by clicking here.
This is a guest post by Amy Collett, creator of bizwell.org.
Perhaps you’ve recently decided to open your own online business, and now that you can be location-independent, you’re interested in becoming a digital nomad! Maybe posts about the great outdoors and national parks by Kathy Cherry Books inspired your decision. You’re eager to hit the open road and explore everything that the United States has to offer while working from your laptop. But with so many potential destination options, where should you go? As a solopreneur, these cities might spark your interest!
Want to establish yourself at a home base where you can explore the beautiful state of California? Consider traveling to Sacramento!
Many digital nomads head straight for the destination with the lowest costs of living, and you might be concerned that Sacramento would be too costly. But compared to other cities in California, accommodations in Sacramento are considered budget-friendly! In fact, the cost of living in Sacramento is 16% lower than the state’s average.
While Sacramento is one of the more affordable major cities in California, it’s safe to say that traveling in the Golden State can get pricey. That’s why using the right apps to find deals is essential! Find rock-bottom flight deals with Fare Compare, save big on hotels with Hotel Tonight, and create expense reports quickly and easily with Concur.
If you’re looking for a creative city with a friendly vibe, you’ll definitely want to spend some time in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is a bustling city that remote workers flock to for its affordable rent, amazing restaurant scene, and connections with lucrative industries. In Atlanta, you’ll be able to meet lots of other entrepreneurs! Plus, Atlanta has easy transport connections to lots of other cities in the southeast and deep south, so if you’re interested in visiting these destinations, Atlanta is a good starting point.
When it comes to finding a rental in Atlanta, Omega Home recommends living “in the perimeter,” so that you won’t get stuck in traffic on the freeway when you’re trying to get around the city. You can also look into the city’s happening co-working spaces in advance and see if you can find a rental nearby! For example, you might want to become a member at Sharedspace or Alkaloid Networks.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is an up-and-coming city where visitors and new residents alike will receive a warm welcome! Digital nomads will be happy to find that once you step out of the downtown neighborhood, known as Golden Triangle, rent prices are quite cheap. Bellhop recommends that remote workers check out the Uptown neighborhood, where there are lots of coworking spaces, including StartupTown.
If you’ve never visited the Pittsburgh area, you might be wondering what kinds of activities you can enjoy in this region. You can spend an afternoon checking out art museums or the local science center, or you can visit Mount Washington for fantastic views of the city.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Are you curious about exploring the amazing desert landscapes of the American southwest? Santa Fe, New Mexico is the perfect gateway to this region of the country. ZeroDown states that the median rent in Santa Fe is about $932 per month, which is quite reasonable. After getting settled in your rental, you’ll probably want to start planning your first adventures in New Mexico! You can check out the incredible desert dunes – you may want to book a guided tour in order to do this safely.
Seeing new places is the best part of being a digital nomad. The US has so many varied landscapes and regional cultures within its borders that you don’t need to go far to find adventure! By stopping in these cities, you’ll be able to make the most of your flexibility as a solopreneur.
Looking for a magical national parks children’s book to give as a gift? Check out Kathy Cherry Books!
Amy Collett is creator of bizwell.org, a website that helps professionals and entrepreneurs build and strengthen their personal brand.
Happy 114th anniversary to Muir Woods National Monument!
On January 9, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt created the Muir Woods National Monument in California named after conservationist John Muir. Muir Woods became the 7th National Monument and was the first one created from land donated by a private individual.
Did you know that the first movement to save Muir Woods was organized by women? Check out this link for a short video about it.
Muir Woods is a great place to see some amazing redwood trees, check out the history here, and take in a few hikes. I highly recommend that you check out Muir Woods National Monument if you’re in the Northern California area!
Merriam-Webster defines the word calendar as “a system for fixing the beginning, length, and divisions of the civil year and arranging days and longer divisions of time (such as weeks and months) in a definite order”. It sounds so clinical and boring. A calendar represents more than that.
If we look at the calendar from last year, it’s filled with more than numbers and systems. It’s filled with memories, goals, adventures, and events.
As we enter this new year, the 2022 calendar highlights the 150th anniversary of our first national park, Yellowstone National Park. My calendar also features a milestone birthday on it (although I keep telling everyone that I’m celebrating 36 again 🙂 ) and also shows the 1st anniversary of my children’s book. It’s exciting to look ahead at the upcoming days, weeks, and months.
A new calendar makes way for new memories, goals, adventures, and events. Cheers to this calendar and what will come for us all.
It’s almost time for Jólabókaflóðið! If you’re not familiar with it, Jólabókaflóðið roughly translates to Christmas book flood. It refers to the tradition in Iceland of exchanging books on Christmas Eve. This tradition makes books the most popular gift for Christmas in this country.
If you’re looking for a new holiday tradition, you can start a book gift exchange tomorrow and then every December 24th. You don’t have to exchange Icelandic books in order to do your own version of Jólabókaflóðið. Any book will do!
Construction started on this iconic building back 229 years ago in Washington DC. Every President except George Washington has resided here since 1800. The White House stands about 55,000 square feet, six floors, and has 132 rooms.
A few fun facts about the White House:
• John Quincy Adams established the first flower garden. • There are 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases and 3 elevators in the White House. • It would take 570 gallons of paint to cover the entire outside surface of the White House. • A swimming pool was added to the White House in 1933 to help polio-stricken Franklin Roosevelt exercise his upper body. In 1969, Richard Nixon had the pool filled in to create an area for press to gather. Gerald Ford had an outdoor pool built in 1975. • President Carter had the first computer and laser printer installed in the White House in 1978. • The White House has a bowling alley, flower shop, dentist office, and carpenter’s office located on site.
What do you call a T. Rex who hates losing? A saur loser! 🙂
Happy 106th anniversary to Dinosaur National Monument!
A few years ago, we traveled from California to Colorado. We really enjoyed this national monument! From the Quarry Visitor Center, we took a shuttle up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall. In this hall, you can see approximately 1,500 dinosaur bones.
In addition to this hall, you can check out carvings in the rocks, called petroglyphs, left by the Fremont people nearly 1,000 years ago. You can also take a hike, go camping, go fishing, or watch wildlife like elk or bighorn sheep there.
Definitely check out this national monument if you’re in the Utah or Colorado area.
The National Trails System Act created the National Trails System back today in 1968. The Act created national trails to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of trails while encouraging greater public access. The Act established four classes of trails: national scenic trails, national historic trails, national recreation trails, and side or connecting trails.
The first two national scenic trails established under the Act were the Appalachian and the Pacific Crest trails. These two trails cover almost 5,000 miles between the two trails and go through some of our nation’s most beautiful areas. Today, the system consists of more than 60,000 miles.
Enjoy a fun map! Click here for a map of all the trails in the system.
To celebrate this 53rd anniversary, go and get out on a trail today!