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Visit a National Park on MLK day

Tomorrow, January 18, 2021, on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, will be the first of five more days in which you can visit National Parks for FREE! Yes, free admission! It’s a great opportunity to visit a National Park and at the same time engage in an act of service to best honor Dr. King’s […]

National Aquarium 101: Consider the following when planning your visit

Here I share some tips and tricks I would have like a friend to tell me before going as they’ll help you prepare for the visit and even, maybe, save some money. I’m sure that tips might be slightly different during Pandemic times, but some #lifehacks are timeless. So, from the perspective of a mom that likes to get the most bang for her buck, consider the following information.

Ice cream, Sunflowers and a Sunset

Where? Rocky Point Creamery, Tuscarora, Maryland, USA How much? Ice cream prices vary. Check their website here to see their contact information. Open/Closes: Hours of Operation vary. Please, visit their website here for the most updated schedule. Pets: There’s nothing official on their website. At a Glance (review from my insta account) Kid friendly ✅ […]

A Fantasy Farm: Clark’s Elioak Farm

Where? Clark’s Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA How much? We paid $8.00. The entrance ticket is actually cheaper than Green Meadows Farm, but, the train ride, the goat feed, and other activities are paid apart. Therefore, at the end, both farms cost about the same. Open/Closes: According to their website, as of now, Tuesday-Sunday […]

Capitol Columns and Herb Garden at the National Arboretum

Where? National Arboretum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA How much? Free Open/Closes: Due to Covid-19, hours of operation have been modified. Click here to see the most updated hours of operation. Pets: Must be leashed and owner must clean up after dog. See rules here. At a Glance Kid friendly ✅ This place is huge. […]

The clearest lake in Maryland

Where? Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro, Maryland, USA How much? It ranges from $3.00-$7.00 depending on if you are a Maryland resident or not, and if you go during a weekday or weekend. Open/Closes: According to their website, 8:00 AM to sunset. Pets: There’s nothing explicit about pets on this park’s page, but this is the […]

Washington Monument: The easiest “hike” in Maryland, so far…

I’m going to start this by exploring the concept of hiking. Yes, hiking is commonly considered and associated with long walks on natural surfaces. Also, for some people to consider it hiking, it has to be difficult. Even though, whether you walk for ten minutes or two hours, on a natural surface or a man-made […]

For the Love of Sunflowers

As of August 8, 2020, the Sunflowers bloom update suggests that they are already wilting. If you are nearby, it wouldn’t hurt to check it out. The place is free anyways, you don’t have anything to lose! Where? McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, Poolesville, Maryland, USA How much? Free Open/Closes: I couldn’t find anything official, but […]

Lake Kittamaqundi: The meeting place

Sometimes you need a quick fix with nature and this lake, with a Native American name that means “meeting place”, won’t disappoint you! Where? Lake Kittamaqundi, Columbia, Maryland, USA How much? Free Open/Closes: I couldn’t find anything official, but as with almost every park, I would assume that is open from sunrise to sunset. Pets: […]

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