This post first appeared on The Retirement Manifesto Retirement! What does that word mean to you? For us, it means freedom to do what we’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have the time. We were very fortunate to FIRE at age 53 with good health. My dad loved nature[…]Read more
The dark clouds are above us as we approached the Mammoth Cave visitor center. The threat of rain is hovering over us but fear not – Most of this park is indoors, and naturally air-conditioned!
Fortunately, we did our research ahead and booked the tour before we got there. Nearly all tours were booked for the morning with only a few left in the afternoon. While it was a warm summer day, most visitors carried a sweatshirt with them. It will be important in a few minutes.Read more
The rain was light but constant as we approached the park in mid-morning on a Monday. As we leave the relative hustle and bustle of Columbia, South Carolina, the traffic melted away and the trees became thicker. The air is musty and the crowd is — well, not there. The parking lot is nearly empty. The entrance is unassuming, just to the side of the road. What can we expect? Where are the people?Read more
Do you have a favorite list of national parks? Surely, yours would be different than mine, but is there a way to rank national parks objectively? Read on and find out.Read more