Posts by Sara Barnes


February 15, 2019

12 of the Most Scenic Train Trips Offering a Unique Way to See the World

Traveling is often done by plane or by car, but let’s not forget about trains! Taking a trip by railway is a great way to get an intimate view of a place—particularly when there are no surrounding roads for vehicular traffic. And because their pathways often predate the use of automobiles, trains take you over historic bridges, along the base of mountains, and next to the ocean without a car in sight.

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February 13, 2019

Interview: Photographer Transforms Her Dog Into a Pawfect Cast of Characters

For many creative people, their furry friend doubles as their muse. Photographer Ursula Aitchison has found that in her Golden Retriever, Hugo. She has spent the past year dressing the pup in costumes and snapping portraits of him. Sometimes, the two of them will pose together—often coordinating their outfits—that show off their silly side and sweet bond. Aitchison has come up with many creative dog photography ideas that grace her Hugo-centric Instagram account.

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February 11, 2019

Coast-to-Coast Bike Trail Coming to the U.S. Offers a Scenic Tour of 12 States

There are plenty of reasons to hop on a bike. Not only is it better for the environment, but cruising around on two wheels is a lot of fun. The United States has thousands of bike paths that allow people from across the country to ride and appreciate the great outdoors. If you’re someone that likes to hit the trails, you’ll soon have another path to ride. The Rails to Trails Conversancy (RTC)

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February 8, 2019

Learn Amigurumi: The Adorable Art of Knitting and Crocheting Small Creatures

Learning handcrafts like crochet can bring you joy for a lifetime. The skills gained offer you the chance to exercise your creativity while challenging you to produce bigger and better things. Although the endless possibilities might seem daunting, crochet is easy to get started; there are just a couple of tools and basic techniques you need to know. From there, you can grow increasingly advanced in your work and try different facets of the field.

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