Downtime Articles

How to Become a National Park Service Volunteer

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people volunteer with the National Park Service (NPS) through the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. A diverse group, NPS volunteers have varying ages, abilities, skills, and knowledge. Volunteer commitments vary with some individuals participating once a year as part of a large group (think a sponsored clean-up) or may invest large amounts of personal time (multiple days a week).

A Review of 10% Happier by Dan Harris

About 10% Happier and Dan Harris Dan Harris is co-anchor of ABC's Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America. After an on-air panic attack, Dan knew things needed to change some things in his life. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced...

A Review of Lost With Directions by Rob Erwin

About Lost with Directions and Rob Erwin A former small-college football coach, Rob Erwin realized it was time to settle down and start a normal 9-to-5 gig before he got married. However, after a short time in his new gig, he realized that corporate life was not for...

We are Moving to California

Seeking New Adventures We are moving to California in June! It still doesn't seem quite real, but as we start making plans to move and rent out our house, it's becoming more and more real. It's a big move for us, but not unexpected in the eyes of our close family and...
2017: A Year in Review

2017: A Year in Review

Last year, I shared a month-by-month summary of 2016 and wanted to do a year in review for 2017. A lot changed from...