The beautifully designed Korean War Veterans Memorial was built around the concept of larger than life statues depicting the men who served during this war in American history, and they will stare right back at you. The memorial is easily accessed along the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, making it a very popular place […]

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is an open-air memorial around the Tidal Basin dedicated to the 32nd president of the United States. The memorial is a long series of alcoves, statues, and engravings that takes you through his 12-year term as president. It’s my favorite memorial in the capital and I find myself drawn here […]

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 […]

The Japanese Stone Pagoda is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it memorials in Washington, D.C. It is a small statue located along the Tidal Basin Trail at the southern end of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. There really isn’t much more than that, unless you’re on a scavenger hunt to find all the monuments and memorials in […]

I am a huge fan of anything that involves water, so this is one of my favorite memorials to visit while staying in Washington, D.C. The National WWII Memorial is one of the largest outdoor memorials, divided into two halves and representing the entire country. The spectacular design of the memorial ensures it is a […]

Proud Abe may sit on a marble throne overlooking the National Mall, but thousands of people a year stand on their feet in the cavernous hall of his memorial. One of the most visited and easily recognizable of all the Washington monuments and memorials, the Lincoln Memorial is an enormous building at the end of […]

The Three Soldiers Memorial is part of the Vietnam War Memorial, located on The National Mall. The memorial is meant to represent the three types of men who joined the Armed Forces during the war: Caucasian, African American, and Latino. This is one of the lesser-known memorials in Washington, D.C., but still one of more […]

The centerpiece of all the monuments and memorials on the National Mall, the Washington Monument towers above the local landscape, dedicated to the first president of the United States. It is viewable from almost anywhere along the Mall, but particularly viewable from both the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. After an earthquake damaged […]

I had heard about the raging, magnificent Cascade Falls for years. I had seen photos captured during the summer and winter months. Dozens of people had recommended I visit this place. But I was not prepared for the adventure ahead or the majesty of what I was about to find. I was about to embark […]

I had only been on the Appalachian Trail for about thirty minutes and I’d already come across a field of wild ponies, viewed a breathtaking panorama from the top of a rocky outcropping, and I could see the tallest mountain in Virginia nearby. This is exactly why Grayson Highlands State Park is one of the […]

How many Supermoons were we supposed to have in 2014? Seems like every month throughout the summer we had another Supermoon event, but one of those months I found myself along the North Carolina coast in Wrightsville Beach. So I crafted a plan, a very careful plan, a plan that was heavily criticized by other […]

I have a passion for finding and photographing old historic covered bridges, which must be the reason why I walked about 1.5 miles on a day with severe summer thunderstorms passing through the area. I got as far as the bridge, stood at the entrance, just in time to hear a crack of thunder loud […]