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... Continue Reading →

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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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Pumpkinferno

Every October Upper Canada Village gets its Halloween on with Pumpkinferno. Basically, thousands of pumpkins are carved into some pretty impressive Jack o'lanterns.  The event takes place after sundown (because, you know, jack o'lantern), and is super popular. I suggest getting tickets online ahead of time, which lets you skip at least one really long... Continue Reading →

World Maps

I like to envision myself on the world map when I travel. Here I am, at the northern tip of Iceland. Along the southeastern tip of James Bay. Sitting on the edge of Canada in Tofino.... The first time I did this was accidental. The first time I took a plane and went overseas, I... Continue Reading →

36 hours in PEI

After 3 weeks of being on the road, hiking, and camping sometimes you just need to relax. We decided to leave Cape Breton to spend a day in PEI. We camped the first night near Cavendish and then decided, for the final night of the trip to be decadent and splurge on a 50$ motel... Continue Reading →

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