Travel in 2020

Somehow, I managed to sneak in some travel this year, amidst the sci-fi horror movie that is our lives. A few days before the world shut down, I casually drove to NY to pick up some mail and watch a movie in Plattsburgh. A week later, the border shut and never reopened, and even leaving…

The times they are a-changing

In March, the day before the world shut down and got flipped upside down and sideways, I resigned from my job. My job that I loved, that I was good at, that brought me happiness. With three months to go in the school year, I pulled the plug, abandoning my coworkers and students I worked…

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…