Parc de la Vallée-aux-Loups (the Valley of Wolves)

Happy Boxing Day! This holiday originated in the United Kingdom as a tradition for employers to give gifts (or cash) to employees or the less fortunate. I think it could be a fun tradition to volunteer or donate to a good cause on this day. My Boxing Day tradition includes some sort of outdoor exercise (hiking, walking, running, … More Parc de la Vallée-aux-Loups (the Valley of Wolves)

Happy Thanksgiving from Charlottesville (Virginia)!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and/or friends! The highlight of my day was taking a behind the scenes house tour of Monticello, the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson. What an interesting way to reflect on American history during an American holiday! Jefferson was a complex man, with many conflicting ideas. He remodeled his … More Happy Thanksgiving from Charlottesville (Virginia)!