Tremont’s Naturalist Certification Program: Discover the Great Smoky Mountains

You all know by now that I love the Great Smoky Mountains and that I’m obsessed with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. In fact, I’m a Junkie. I’ve written about their fabulous photography workshops (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C) and even highlighted why Tremont is so awesome for kids, but I’ve never taken you through the nuts …

Parks Folio Unveiled for National Parks 97th Birthday

Just a quick post today to let you all know about a fabulous new project that was unveiled today which happens to be the 97th birthday of our National Park System. Please allow me to introduce Parks Folio! (cue marching band and confetti…) This project is the result of a lot of hard work by the fabulous Tim Miner of …

Postcards from Real Life: Enrichment

On the heels of this week’s National Park love note and as we dig further into our travel plans, the importance of public lands in our lives becomes more and more apparent to me. The diversity of these parks provides enrichment for everyone, citizen or visitor. Certainly the parks have shaped our lives personally but I’m encouraged by this common …

The Pride of America: Our National Parks

Here at Camp Granola, we always seem to be furiously planning our adventures. Exploring is the core of what we do as roadschoolers so there is lots of excitement ahead for us. Coming up in the next few weeks I’ll be returning to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont for the Spring Photography Workshop, my final course in the …

Memories of Trees

So the good folks over at Boots N All have been issuing weekly Indie travel Challenges all year. For all of my good intentions, I’ve yet to get a post submitted…until now. Last week’s challenge was to simply to pick five travel photos to share. As you can see in the challenge post, the author chose images from some obviously …