Seven Ways that Living in New York City is Exactly Like Living in Yosemite National Park

I know, I know, this headline sounds ridiculous. What could be more different than NYC and Yosemite National Park? When I moved to Yosemite for a three month volunteer position last summer, I definitely didn’t think any of my ten years of living in NYC would be relevant. Especially when you’re living an unconventional or…

A Weekend with Glacier Institute

What is the Glacier Institute? A 501(c)3 nonprofit, The Glacier Institute provides educational programs for visitors to the Glacier National Park area. The organization uses field-based activities to help participants learn more about the area’s ecology and anthropology. Current courses are listed here. My Visit Whenever I visit a new National Park, I love to…

Grand Teton National Park in a Single Day

Despite your best plans, nature always wins. We had planned a trip departing from our Airbnb in Bozeman, Montana to Grand Teton National Park, then spending the night camping at the border of Grand Teton and Yellowstone, and exploring Yellowstone the following day. Well, Mother Nature had other plans. A forest fire evacuated our campground…

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