Finger Lakes Getaway: Wineries & Seneca Lake State Park

It’s sometimes hard to exhale when the trip is too short. It takes times to settle and release my body into it. Every morning we’ve woken up to the sounds of ducks and sat at the end of the dock with coffee while we planned out our days, looking across the water. Sound carries across … Continue reading Finger Lakes Getaway: Wineries & Seneca Lake State Park

Finger Lakes Getaway: Peace in Geneva

We have done a good job of touring our home state over the course of the pandemic. For a long time, it was the only place that truly felt safe and accessible. But I’ve gotten vaccinated (yay!) and as I await the slow re-opening of the rest of the world, I’ll always feel uniquely nostalgic … Continue reading Finger Lakes Getaway: Peace in Geneva

North Fork Wine Trip: Reflective Winter Version

I had a moment recently. I realized that it’s been 1 year since I’ve ridden in an airplane. Most normal years I clock anywhere from 6-10 flights. We went to Park City, UT in February 2020 on a ski trip for our anniversary. Our friend is a pilot for the airline we were flying – … Continue reading North Fork Wine Trip: Reflective Winter Version

NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

Posting at nearly a 2-month delay – not to undermine the sheer joy and catharsis I felt following the results of the election, but based on a desire to round out my documentation of this beautiful trip properly 😊   It would have been inappropriate to travel this far and do little more than drink … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

NY Road Trip: Watkins Glen State Park & Taughannock Falls

We decided to pull our lazy bums out of bed and see the sunrise on our final morning by Keuka Lake. The air was deeply crisp as the light began pouring out over the water. At one point we convinced ourselves that we would take a sunrise kayak ride, but that plan was quickly squashed … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Watkins Glen State Park & Taughannock Falls

NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

We only had a few days in the Finger Lakes before heading north, and a lot of ambitious plans. We wanted to kayak AND hike AND drink all wines available within a 10-mile radius. Mom didn’t raise a quitter. The tiny house came with kayaks so we started there. I am not what most would … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Tiny House

It feels strange to write again. When quarantine started and we were truly “hidden away” from the world, I thought I would find myself pouring words onto pages and posting them every step of the way. But when all predictability evaporates from your life, you cannot expect to be the same person you were. Our … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Tiny House

Fingerlakes Wine Weekend

A few weeks ago, Katie and I made a last minute decision to escape from the city for a weekend. These spontaneous ideas are not uncommon for us, and we’ve become somewhat talented at spur-of-the-moment planning. We realized she was going to have a weekend off of work that we previously thought she would be … Continue reading Fingerlakes Wine Weekend