Posts Categorized: Inspiration

Review: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Intro One of the great mountain ranges on the eastern seaboard, the Smokies are truly a sight to behold. They offer far more than sights, though… With over 200 miles of streams, dripping green jungle-like forests (there are more types of plant life in the park than in the entire continent of Europe!), a black… Read more »

Review: Crabtree Falls

I have a weakness for waterfalls… But then again, who doesn’t? I can think of little else that has such natural, raw beauty. And, better yet, they’re so consistently beautiful. Big or little, wide or narrow, tall or short, all succeed in effortlessly capturing silenced awe from onlookers.   Crabtree Falls in the George Washington… Read more »

Trail Running

It’s common knowledge that running is a great way to get fit and stay fit. The problem is, so few people actually put forth the effort, and I think I have a hypothesis as to why. I daresay the most popular method of running is on a treadmill or elliptical machine. Some choose to do it on… Read more »

Be Happy – Live Longer

Came across a list of the world’s happiest countries/provinces/cities today and found it fascinating. Why don’t we try to liven up Roanoke a little bit? Here are some common features that each of these places share. 1. Natural Movement –
The world’s longest living people don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live… Read more »

Some Words on Food

Families in first-world countries like ours have a habit of forgetting how central food is to the lives we lead. Every move you make (on the wall or not), every thought you think, the emotions we feel, the drive and impulses that motivate us forward, how your organs function… it all depends heavily on the… Read more »