Travel: Funky Florida

We’ve been coming to Florida for many Christmases to visit family; with my parents selling their house, this year would be our last so we wanted to make it count. What is usually an easy-going week of cookie consumption, napping, and little local trips would be something much more ambitious. Florida is a funky place … More Travel: Funky Florida

Travel: The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground 

As a professor, I’m pretty much a professional nerd so I enjoy nerd things like researching for fun. During one of my research sessions, I came across an article listing a treehouse campground here in Maryland. Treehouse campground, here? Why have I never heard of this?! After a fun experience a couple years ago at … More Travel: The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground 

Travel: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park

One of American history’s bravest and boldest individuals now has her own national historical park on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Just opened in spring 2017, the park includes a visitor center, hiking trails, and pavilion and is also part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. The timing was ideal; my institution had just finished their … More Travel: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park

Travel: Button Farm Living History Center

On a recent Heritage Montgomery weekend highlighting and celebrating history in Montgomery County, my family and I visited a local site that not only honors  African-American history but keeps it alive. Our stop was Button Farm Living History Center, on 40 acres in Germantown’s Seneca Creek State Park. Button Farm is the only living history … More Travel: Button Farm Living History Center