DIY Tolkien Tour

Although the Lord of the Rings movies have irrevocably entangled the novels with the country of New Zealand, J.R.R Tolkien spent much of his youth in Birmingham, England, which has proudly claimed many of his childhood haunts as inspiration for various scenes in the famous stories. As a Lord of the Rings enthusiast (who’s already … More DIY Tolkien Tour

Cuyahoga Valley- Ohio’s Backyard National Park

Smack in between New York and Chicago, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the most bizarrely designed National Parks I’ve ever been to. Perhaps it is because the park was originally a National Recreation area, but the fact that it features natural, man-made, and private attractions is fairly unique to the park. Residential areas … More Cuyahoga Valley- Ohio’s Backyard National Park