Do This Today: Happy 98th Birthday National Park Service!

I’m still organizing and figuring out how best to share my Africa trip with you… those posts are coming soon, I swear. And there will be many posts, but think of it as a first hand guide to making a trip to Africa. I’ll go over travel logistics, money, what to pack, who to tip, etc. It’ll be a handy guide to anyone even considering a trip to East Africa.


Now on to today- it’s the National Park Service’s 98th birthday! That’s huge! The Sierra Club posted this awesome “subway map” of our National Parks. How many have you been to? Visiting 1 by the end of 2014 seems like a good goal- I hope to hit several. In honor of it’s┬ábirthday, check out THIS website or THIS website and make a donation. Look through photos and see how lucky we are to have these parks in our own country. Check out the full map on THIS page to see what historical parks/sites are near you. Maybe you could hit one up this weekend.

Do This Today: Grand Park Dedication

This weekend is the grand opening of Grand Park (Los Angeles’ version of Central Park). As an outdoor enthusiast, I’m very excited to have a new area to explore. Today they are dedicating the park at 12p and this weekend will be filled with events taking place in the park (I’ll have all the details in my Weekend Guide). But why not hop on the metro, head downtown and spend the day urban exploring as well is stopping in on the dedication for a sneak peak at all the fun to come.

Event: Grand Park Dedication
Location: Grand Park, by the Arthur J. Will Fountain (close to Grand Ave.)
Time: 12p
Cost: FREE!