• Adventures,  Maine,  U.S.A.

    A Five Lighthouse Scamper in & around Portland, Maine

    There’s a lot I find appealing about lighthouses. I like that they exist to guide us through troubled waters, the way they serve as bright beacons of assurance in the midst of a mess. I like their history, the stories of harrowing rescues and narrow escapes from catastrophe, stories of vanished lighthouse-keepers or vivid tales of bravery and independent existences. I like how they all have their own identities, their own stories. They’re all different, all built for some specific sea obstacle in varying sizes, shapes and shades. Gifted with a free morning in Portland, Maine, and a strong desire to do some outdoor scampering, I decided to check out…

  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts || TERRAGOES.COM
    Adventures,  National Parks,  U.S.A.,  Virginia

    Backstage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

    Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in America’s one and only national park dedicated to the performing arts. It’s located in Vienna, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., and is super close to where my grandmother used to live. I grew up knowing about Wolf Trap, but for some reason I never realized it was a national park. Wolf Trap, as it’s full name suggests, is a venue for the performing arts. It’s an outdoor venue, with its main season running April – October, and it hosts a variety of performers, from musicians to dancers, symphonies to comedians. Wolf Trap’s main stage, the Filene Center, is an amphitheater, with room…