For this year’s insane summer road trip I budgeted more time than I expected in several cities. This is due to the fact that I wanted to take in more than just nature on this 27-ish day adventure. Plus, I am insanely in the mood to explore different art scenes in the States and to use some … More City Stops 2016
You may or may not be aware that I’m planning a rather significant road trip for this summer. I had a wish list that was everywhere but the west coast of the U.S. (because I told myself that that was simply “too far”–not because I don’t have some insane love for the Pacific, I really … More Itinerary Planning- Road Trip Edition
Fact: Carnaval is a very exciting, very wild time in Latin America. For me, however, it was a little less wild and crazy and a little more filled with tissues and cold medicine. I had scored myself a case of grippe (typical cold/flu) before leaving Ojeda, and getting up at 4 AM to drive seven … More Kicking it for Carnaval 2016
“The mistake is thinking there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.” – David Levithan Okay, so the truth is most days I’m extremely extremely extremely (you get that the emotion I feel is extreme, right?) grateful to live my life the way that I do. I love being able to focus on being a teacher … More The Cure for Homesickness
This past weekend I took a six-ish van ride to Merida, Venezuela (from my home base of Ciudad Ojeda) and I remembered how seriously good it feels to put your iPod on shuffle and just let the right music fuel your journey. This is one of the zillion reasons that I love road trips so … More Which Came First? The Music or the Memories?
I’ve been incredibly stressed at school lately–I’m not sure if it’s the new coworker, the homesickness, or the fact that there’s even more to do during the second half of the year than there was during the first half. Either way, I’ve got a lot going on and I’ve found myself spending more and more … More The Great Escape 2016
In 2014, I took a trip that changed my life. I had just graduated from college, and my best friend, Simone, and I decided that we were going to do a great American road trip. I flew from my home state (Maine) to her home state (California) and from Berkeley, we drove to Las Vegas, … More Road Trip ’14 – A Photo Essay