Author: Renee King

You may recall that I purchased an annual National parks pass in anticipation of my visit to Utah last year.  Since I was visiting Gatlinburg again to spend time with family, I figured that we might as well check out the Great Smokies while we were there. Due to an agreement between the state of Tennessee and the Federal government, the Great Smoky Mountains...

One of the most frustrating aspects of creating the garden of your dreams is the astronomical costs of supplanting barren land with healthy, lush plants.   Look at any gardening magazine and you will be inundated with photos of the most elaborately spectacular gardens you've ever seen.  Depending on where you live, where you shop or your personal tastes, it can potentially become an...

 Travel Photo Tuesday is Back! Today's photo is one that I took in downtown Atlanta during  DragonCon in 2015.  This annual event takes place over the Labor Day weekend.  You will geek out at the various cosplays exhibited by some rather uninhibited folk - young and old - who spend months designing and executing their elaborate costumes.   DragonCon is one of the largest multi-genre pop-culture...

I think it's only natural to yearn for something, some place or even someone, but for the sake of this discussion, let's focus on some thing. It indicates a desire to accomplish, to achieve, to seek something that is not presently within your grasp. Unfortunately, procrastination is also natural. Yearning allows us to envision the possibility of what we could have and inspire...

I've developed a fond appreciation for brief vacations.  If nothing else, it proves that you can still enjoy and experience a great deal that a city has to offer without spending an extended period of time there.  I've spent 24 hours in Amsterdam and 36 hours in Savannah and didn't feel like I sacrificed anything in the process.  When I managed to find...