Top 5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

There’s plenty to see and do in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, as I’ve made abundantly clear in previous blog posts. From driving Skyline Drive to sunset hikes and stays at historic lodges, this wonderful mountain park has plenty to offer. What I haven’t talked about in greater detail, though,...

Could This Be the Best Waterfall Hike in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia?

The Doyles River-Jones Run Loop is easily my all-time favorite waterfall hikes in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. An occasionally strenuous circuit hike, this loop trail takes you past three large waterfalls and countless smaller ones. You can start this wonderfully woodsy waterfall hike at various points along Skyline Drive....

From Waterfalls and Icefields to Snow and Steam – An Iceland Photo Essay

Nothing defines Iceland like water does. Water’s solid state even makes up half of the country’s name… It’s present everywhere in one form or the other, from rushing rivers to enormous glaciers, and from steaming geysers to mountains capped with snow. During my brief visit to Iceland in January,...

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland – Unique Nature & World Heritage

Visiting Þingvellir National Park was my number one priority when I was in Iceland recently, along with seeing as many waterfalls as possible in the timespan of two days. The Icelandic name of this great national park is anglicized as Thingvellir, but for the purpose of correctness I’ll use...

7 Awesome Natural Attractions to Photograph in Virginia

From important battlefields to colonial towns, from world-class wineries to music festivals, from sand beaches to mountain ranges, if you’re interested in something—anything—, you can find it in Virginia. For me personally, it’s the beautiful nature that I love most about “the Old Dominion.” There’s absolutely no shortage of...

South River Falls – A Hike to Shenandoah National Park’s Third-Tallest Waterfall

“I want to see a bear today.” With this thought in the back of our minds, Caroline and I entered Shenandoah National Park a little while ago. We had planned a long day hike, but we’d gotten a late start and, additionally, wanted to get some bear spray—just in...