The Columbia River Gorge hosts several enchanting waterfalls; Bridal Veil Falls is one of them.

I was lucky enough to hike Garfield Peak Trail at Crater Lake National Park during the first snowfall of the season.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery evokes ancient Rome.

The very land of a place like Grand Teton National Park commands reverence, and the Chapel of the Sacred Heart fits right into that gestalt.

Another gorgeous ranger-led hike at Glacier National Park took me through a forest to see Virginia Falls.

What better introduction to a seaport like Seattle than a market full of fresh fish?