Ghost hunting in Gettysburg

Do you believe in ghosts?

While I’m a tad gullible, I consider myself a pretty skeptical person when it comes to the supernatural. After that stint in elementary school when I convinced my sixth grade class that the world was going to end with Y2K and watching complete, re-run seasons of Unsolved Mysteries all summer, I gave up on the world of weird for more nights of sleep. Yet, I’ve always found ghost stories intriguing.

What is it about being scared silly? The adrenaline? The potential knight in shining armor? Chance of death? I have no idea, but when I was offered the chance to go on a candle light ghost tour through Gettysburg I jumped on it. Continue reading

Twelve hours in Washington D.C.

With dozens of monuments, museums, flourishing neighborhoods, delicious restaurants and abundant history, Washington D.C. is a tourist heaven. And to see all that Washington D.C. has to offer, a half-day doesn’t even cut it close, but let’s be realistic – who can take off two weeks to explore the nation’s capitol inch my inch. (though I want to go back and do just that!)

On my most recent trip I only had 12 hours including commuting time to make the most of the big city. Here is how I spent my time: Continue reading