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Busman’s Holiday: “A holiday in which you spend most of your time doing the same or something very similar to your normal work. Comes from the late 1800′s, where a man who drives a bus for a living goes on a long bus journey on his holiday.”

Cape Henry Lighthouse, Then and Now

Kelli Martket

September 23, 2014 No Comments

Recently, I traveled to the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia. More appropriately, I should say Cape Henry Lighthouses, because there were two! The first was an all brick, 94 foot tall, octagonal-shaped structure. It is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the United States. Its creation was the first lighthouse construction authorized by the US Government. The lighthouse was

A Visit to a Park Outside of the Continental United States: San Juan National Historic Site

March 20, 2014 1 Comment

Beating the Winter Blues- Who doesn’t want to get away during the winter months? We had an especially hectic winter holiday this year, so my husband, Bryan, and I decided to do a short post-holiday getaway. Unlike St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John, Puerto Rico does not automatically come to mind as a Caribbean paradise. And, I

Hiking Nova Scotia’s Gaff Point Trail: Busman’s Holiday

September 16, 2013 No Comments

I recently hiked the Gaff Point Trail on the south shore of Nova Scotia. This rugged seven-kilometer trail showcases some of the most beautiful coastline in Nova Scotia along with wetlands and forest. Our friends Andrew and Virginia, both native Nova Scotians, were our guides. Although I have been to Nova Scotia many times, this particular area was

Busman’s Holiday: Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Nona Capps

July 23, 2013 No Comments

I recently visited Ozark National Scenic Riverways in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. I was fortunate enough to work at Ozark Riverways in the summer of 2009, and I took my fiancé to the park for the first time this summer. Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area set aside to protect a river system. Its

What I learned from my recent Busman’s Holiday

Nona Capps

August 23, 2012 1 Comment

Anyone living in the Midwest can attest to how hot it has been this summer. Record-breaking temperatures and low rainfall have made this a very long summer. Last Saturday, the temperature in Missouri, where I live, finally cooled to a pleasant 90 degrees, so my boyfriend and I packed a lunch and our dog and headed to Big

Busman’s Holiday: Adams National Historical Park

July 31, 2012 No Comments

During our vacations, many of us at the Eppley Institute find ourselves taking a busman’s holiday. That is, we engage in activities in parks and public spaces while we are away from work. Urban Dictionary defines a busman’s holiday as one “in which you spend most of your time doing the same or something very similar to your

Busman’s Holiday – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kelli Martket

May 17, 2012 No Comments

Busman’s Holiday was the name of a game show on British television that ran in the 1980’s and 1990’s in which teams of contestants competed to win working exotic vacations. The game show was a question & answer format based on careers of the contestants, and the winning team went on a holiday to learn how their jobs

Busman’s Holiday-Scouting Local Parks

October 19, 2010 1 Comment

During our vacations, many of us at the Eppley Institute find ourselves taking a busman’s holiday. That is, we engage in activities in parks, recreation, and public spaces while we are away from work.  Urban dictionary defines a busman’s holiday as, “A holiday in which you spend most of your time doing the same or something very similar