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National Mall Monuments: The Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial is one of the most unique and outstanding of all the memorials along The National Mall. A larger than life statue of Jefferson is the centerpiece of the cavernous memorial at the edge of The Basin. It’s one of the best places in Washington, D.C. to watch the sunset, sit back and […]

With 417 sites in the National Park Service it can be a little difficult to keep up with it all. This list will help. You can also see where I've visited and read my stories about our national parks.

The NPS's National Mall and Memorial Park, known as The National Mall, has a large collection of monuments and memorials dedicated to past presidents and wars.

Day Trip: Hiking Around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

Maybe I shouldn’t use the word hiking to describe this little day trip in Washington, D.C. When I think of hiking, I picture the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Trail. Still, this is exactly what you can do around the Tidal Basin while exploring some monuments and memorials, enjoying the beautiful scenery, and learning about […]