Keeping the blog alive

It’s been a while. One of the pros of this whole Covid19 quarantine at home, is that I am finally sorting through all the pictures, started blog posts, and scribbled notes from the past 3 years, that I totally meant to post. The downside is, you know, being stuck at home. Some fun facts about…

In the land of palm trees

Confession: I had only seen palm trees once before my March Break on the west coast. In 1998, my father and my friend’s parents yanked us out of school for a few weeks to drive down to Florida. I was captivated by the weird looking trees. And recently it hit me: I want to go…

Desert Things

Basically, this blog post is as barren as the Algodones dunes. Here, have some pictures of sand.    

My First Saguaro, a day in Arizona

I was a 2ish hour drive from Arizona, so I figured why not?  Sometimes the urge to check off a new state/province/country from the bucket list takes over. That, and I reaaaaally wanted to see a saguaro cactus. I know that it’s a pretty weird bucket list item, but I really love cacti. So, I…

San Francisco

I accidentally went to San Francisco. When I was planning my solo March Break adventures, I was putting in a lot of airport combinations to see what was cheaper, and I ended up booking to San Francisco instead of San Diego, like a total rookie traveller. When I saw my mistake, I figured it was…

Random things that happened in California

-I got a piece of cactus stuck in my finger for 2 weeks -I also ate cactus. A different one. -I ended up in a commune -I accidentally went to the Scientology headquarters -My rental car got swarmed by thousands of bugs that squished all over it. The wipers couldn’t even get them off. I…

Cabin Fever

I seriously haven’t been anywhere or done anything travel-y since Halloween weekend. I went to Plattsburgh for a day (basically, Target and lunch) with my friend Amanda during my Xmas holidays and it felt so good just to get out. Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut. I have been in one of those ruts…

October in Wells, Maine

Last month, for the weekend before Halloween, we decided to take a weekend road trip to visit Salem for Halloween. We’re big on Halloween, my boyfriend and I… as in, we’re having a Halloween-themed wedding next year. The thing about Halloween in Salem is that it’s crowded and expensive. We found ourselves asking the question…

Psychic Scams in Times Square

This morning Facebook decided to remind me that two years ago today, I was in Times Square…. getting scammed by a psychic named Gina. I had gone to NYC with a friend to watch Wicked, eat cupcakes out of a vending machine, tour an abandoned morgue*, and see what other insanity would ensue.  We managed…

24 hours in La Capitale

Confession: I don’t know how to travel in cities. Seriously. I spent the time I was in Quebec City wondering what exactly I was supposed to do. So, I did the things I thought I was supposed to do, ate an onion soup, and moved on. Don’t get me wrong, Quebec is a beautiful city….