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So much to see, so little time.
I’m so glad you found me. I’m Tabitha, Ohio born and raised and then moved at 19 to Nashville, TN.
I’m a solo female traveler whose soul is consumed with wanderlust. To abandon fear of the unknown and explore. Though my world travel may be small now. I am only getting warmed up. There is a big world and my camera and I hope to capture what I can.
I own a tech business. I love to travel and wanted an outlet from the stress and even growing up I was fascinated by maps, often creating future trip plans around the country so as I was able to afford to travel, my trips have exploded. Being an introvert, nature and more specifically Mountains have been therapy for the soul. I have lots of interests like storm chasing, the paranormal, astronomy, botany, pretty much if it involves the earth it is interesting to me.
Goals would be to travel full time or at least for a few years. To see what living as a nomad would be like. I could see myself living in Colorado or Oregon with the able nature opportunities nearby. For now, I do a trip roughly every 3 months from Spring to October and work the busy season at the HQ in Nashville.
Over the rivers, to the oceans, in the cities, the mountains. Despite everything I’ve seen, there seems to be much more left to see. It is what makes travel so much fun, so hard to see it all but I give it a solid try.
Some of my favorite photos I’ve taken from my recent travels.
Extreme / Interesting Geographical Points
Take the ultimate road trip and see less known areas like the far corners and extreme points of the United States such as the northernmost, as well as the center and other interesting points of the United States and North America.
Offbeat, Unusual and Unique Roadside Attractions
Less sought out destinations that I find interesting like interesting town names, headquarters of large companies, headwaters / confluence of major rivers, Continental Divides, major historical spots, and World’s largest…
USA State & Canadian Province Welcome Road Signs
49 USA state road signs with Canadian Provinces road signs visited so far.
Tristate Markers, State High Point, State Corners
There are sixty-one places where three states come together at a common point, and I’ve been to many. Each state has a high point and I’ve been to some of them as well. I also included some interesting state corners and the geographical center of some states.
Famous & Infamous Gravesites
From names like Lucille Ball, Walt Disney, Mark Twain, Elvis, to country singers like Johnny Cash, George Jones to inventors like the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, historical figures like Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton to infamous people like Jesse James, Wild Bill and many, many more. They lived extraordinary lives and I often find no one is around their final resting spots.
When most sane people go indoors, us storm chasers will drive thousands of miles in hopes of seeing a tornado or at least a good storm. Here is an intro into storm chasing.
Paranormal and Haunted Locations - East Coast
Here are photos of the most haunted places in America I have visited on the East Coast
Paranormal and Haunted Locations - West Coast
Here are photos of the most haunted places in America I have visited on the West Coast
Photos and the location of the President Gravesites
End of the Year Reviews
2018 was a great year for travel 38 states plus Washington DC twice and 7 Canadian provinces in one year is a rather good year. I would assume that is more than some people see in a lifetime. No new states this or last year though. Hawaii is still my last state to...read more
21 States Visited in 2017 (none new, one less than last year) and 2 Canadian Provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) traveled in 2017 and both were new to me. I'm hoping to visit Hawaii, my last state to visit, in the next year. I see Banff and Jasper in...read more
22 States Visited in 2016 The only new state in 2016 was Alaska. Alaska was a beautiful state. It is hard to get around and most places you have to fly into. Mountains covered with Taiga forest and the arctic tundra is something that was very new to see. I went to...read more
Tabitha’s Favorite Places
Beautiful places are everywhere but here are my favs.
1. Banff & Jasper National Parks
Located in Alberta, an easy drive from Calgary to Banff. You can drive the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The Icefields Parkway is truly one of the most scenic drives you can do. You can drive by numerous blue mountain lakes and even glaciers. Moraine Lake is a must see, Lake Louise is very popular. Take a boat tour on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. Being so far north the sunsets after 10pm and rises very early in June.
2. Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park
Geysers like Old Faithful, hot springs, beautiful waterfalls like Grand Cayong of Yellowstone and mountain scenes. My favorite place in America to go. I’ve been there 5 times. Morman row in Grand Teton gives you lots of photographic material. There are lots of wildlife to see.
3. New England in the Fall
A postcard view everywhere. Truly a must see at least once in Fall. My itineraries show more specifics but some great places are Maine with Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. New Hampshire with the White Mountains and Mount Washington and Vermont with the Green Mountains and Jenne farm near Reading.
4. Yosemite National Park
Beautiful views, I’ve been there 3 times so far. The most memorable experience was the “Firefalls” for a few weeks in February the sun sets at the right angle off El Capitan to make horsetail falls glow like lava for a few minutes. Hundreds of photographers come for this optical illusion every year.
5. Fairbanks, Alaska
All of Alaska is beautiful but if you fly into Fairbanks then check out Denali National Park and Preserve. Take a trip up the Dalton Highway aka Ice Road Trucker road towards the Arctic Circle. Very beautiful drive. Though I haven’t photographed the Northern Lights, it sounds like Fairbanks is the place to be to see them.
6. Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio
Part of the reason it is my favorite place is I grew up going there so it holds sentimental value. Beyond memory lane, it is a beautiful place. Old Man’s Cave and its upper and lower falls. Cedar Falls and Ash Cave are great places to check out. You have Rock House and Conkles Hollow and Rockbridge Natural Bridge. All fairly close to each other. I like camping at Hocking Hills State Park and spending at least 2 days hiking and taking photos.