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Val is an outdoor and educational travel enthusiast who takes her two boys camping all over the North America. Their favorite haunts are state and national parks but when they're not outside exploring, they love a good museum to round out their experiential education. When Val isn't on the road learning with her boys, she can frequently be found honing her Southern Appalachian Naturalist skills in the Great Smoky Mountains, camera in hand.

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]