When the opportunity to pet and house sit in Texas presented itself, I jumped at it. This would give me the opportunity to spend some time with family, to be in a quiet place to write, and make an easy side-trip to northern New Mexico. The month-long trip would be good for Juniper as well, as I was ready to show her a world outside of our local dog parks and trails. Continue reading Two weeks in Suburban Texas: Pups, Produce, Polaroids, and Saying Goodbye to Steinway the Snipe
The Damnation Creek Trail is a magical trail, treating the hiker to mammoth ancient Redwood trees, lush fern groves, an incredibly biodiverse forest, and a fog shrouded rocky coast. The caveat? You really have to work for it. Continue reading A Magical Mystical Hike on the Damnation Creek Trail in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Perfect pie and pot jokes, Mount Shasta and transcendentalist misquotes. Welcome to Weed, California. Continue reading Weed, California: A Fun Stop en route to Crescent City
Millions of tourists flock to the beautiful beaches of the St. Petersburg area each year. Yet by dedicating all of their time to the Gulf Coast shore, many miss out on really experiencing one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. With that in mind, I present to you twelve more reasons to visit St. Pete. Continue reading Beyond the Beach: 12 Reasons to Visit St. Pete, Florida
Little did we know that a couple of planned stops in the St. Pete metro area would evolve into a celebration of a man whom I never knew… A man whose contributions to the sailing world cannot be understated. Two days after our arrival on the Pinellas Peninsula, we will come to believe that kismet that led us this particular place, on this particular weekend. Continue reading St. Pete and Dunedin, Florida: Toasting Clark Mills – Father of the Optimist Pram Sailboat
Bentonville, Arkansas may be best known as the home of Walmart and for its booming job market. However it is the Crystal Bridges Museum, bike paths, bustling downtown, brews, and burgeoning foodie scene that make it such an interesting place to visit.
Bentonville will appeal to the bourgie traveler and dirtbagger alike. There really is something for everyone here. When our trip came to an end, I really didn’t want to leave this cool southern city. Continue reading Northwest Arkansas (Part 2): Big fun in Bentonville
Rain breaks for the morning. Sailboats race in Lake Union; they look tiny next to Seattle’s sprawling skyline. The size of the city still surprises me, and on our long walk today we will cover a mere fraction of it. Continue reading Seven Miles in Downtown Seattle
Walk. Take pictures. Eat. Drink. Repeat. So goes our last (long, super-fun) full day in Bellingham. During our Fairhaven / South Bay Trail / downtown Bellingham trek, all five senses are in for sweet treats. Continue reading Walk, Drink, Eat: Fairhaven to Bellingham via the South Bay Trail
One doesn’t just happen upon Cedar Key. This place is pretty isolated, which is just one of the reasons it is so very special. If you are looking for a taste of Old Florida , this just might be the place you find it. Continue reading A Taste of Old Florida in Cedar Key
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