I’ve been neglecting this space while soaking up summer rays and catching lake waves, but I haven’t neglected to travel. It seems like the last few years’ trips are random long weekend outings, and that theme continued through this summer and into early fall. We revisited the amazing Colorado and ventured northeast twice. Random thoughts, … More Quick Trips, Long Impressions
Winter is over (or is it coming, or is it here?), but I’m going to write a quick post about insane quantities of snow. We had an opportunity to visit Jackson Hole, WY in February in the middle of an insanely snowy month (as in 193 inches of snow that month – a record-breaking February). … More Whoa, Wyoming!
Happy Saturday morning! My husband has guilted me into revisiting this tiny little webspace of mine. My posts have been few and far between for a few reasons, but primarily because we could only swing long weekend trips in 2018 due to limited time off. Of course, I’m grateful we could still do that, but … More Change, and More Travel!
I’ve recently returned from a two night stay in Asheville, where we took full advantage of this open-minded North Carolina town. Trip highlights included: Dinner at Curate, a much-celebrated, Spanish-style tapas restaurant. Our food memories of Spain made this stop a must, and we couldn’t pass up the fantastic jamon, pan con tomate and machego. The … More Food, Fizz and Falling Water: Asheville, Part Dos
It’s almost time to revisit Asheville, NC … More Asheville: We’re Coming Back!
I’ve never been so confused about travel-planning, so this is just me trying to work it out on my blog. Here are the competing factors that are impacting our 2018 plans: Lack of vacation days. We moved a couple of years back, and in finding a new job I took a major hit on available … More Overanalyzing 2018’s Plans
The pedestrians spread across the intersection like a mass of balloons dropped on a tiny gymnasium floor. It was 8:30 a.m. when we stepped out of our Uber in Midtown Manhattan, and we had spent our first, post-LaGuardia hour creeping through the a.m. rush. But, really, how else should you interject yourself into a truly … More The Bigger City
NYC in January! Isn’t that everyone’s favorite time to visit? No? Well, that’s our plan, even if it was’t the original plan. My unfortunate stumble when buying concert tickets ultimately resulted in NYC show tickets rather than Vegas, but it’s no matter. I have visited New York only once, when I was a poor college … More Winter Wander-land: NYC, NY
‘”Not all those who wander are lost.” ~Tolkien I do not define travel as a list-building exercise where I keep track of states or countries or continents to boast about here or elsewhere. Nor do I believe travel only consists of crossing man-made geographic boundaries. I wander near and far, both mentally and physically, to … More Notched, Part 7: I Wander, but Why?
I learned to wake surf last summer, which seemed no small feat for someone with ground-only sports success and irrational fear of deep water. But I loved it, and my surf enthusiasm somehow spilled over to my reading list when I purchased Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. Of course, it pertains to surfing in the … More Tourist Hours: A Few Surfing Moments