Road Trip Maine—Escaping the Blizzard

I’m a little late in the game to be posting this, but it’s been a hectic week (when isn’t it??). Last week, record breaking Winter Storm Jonas hit the east coast in a frigid fury. Katie and I had just finished booking a spontaneous long weekend trip to North Carolina 3 days before, thanks to … Continue reading Road Trip Maine—Escaping the Blizzard

Road Trip Southwest—Adobe Ruins & Santa Fe Turquoise

The next morning we started to see snow-covered mountains as soon as we hit the road. It gave the drive a completely new landscape that was nothing like my first trek through New Mexico years ago. We went north and then veered east on Route 60 just after La Joya, towards a ghost town/adobe ruin … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest—Adobe Ruins & Santa Fe Turquoise

Road Trip Southwest—New Mexico Ghost Towns & Open Road

The next morning, we woke up to our first morning frost. It was caked onto the hood of the car so deeply that my brother was able to carve his name in it. The family staying in the motel room next door haphazardly left their luggage piled uncovered in the back of their pickup truck … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest—New Mexico Ghost Towns & Open Road

Road Trip Southwest – Bisbee Breakfast & Mountains of my Dreams

The next day, it was time to bid goodbye to beautiful Tucson and hit the road—final destination: somewhere-in-New-Mexico. In preparation for the trip, I fashioned a “guide” of 3 possible routes to Santa Fe that could be changed depending on weather conditions (or if we were feeling spontaneous). Since there were no blizzards on the … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest – Bisbee Breakfast & Mountains of my Dreams

Road Trip Southwest -Tucson Hiking and Catalina Sunsets

After having a few too many glasses of bubbly-ness on New Year’s Eve, we did the only logical thing we could think to do – hike in the desert. I only had 2 nights in Tucson on this trip so I wanted to see the mountainside up close as soon as I could. After powering … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest -Tucson Hiking and Catalina Sunsets

Road Trip Southwest – a Tucson, AZ New Year’s Eve

I have been on a blogging hiatus for longer than I am proud of (a good month and a half). This holiday season was exponentially more hectic than usual, as it was my first holiday season while attending graduate school. Juggling 30-page final papers while trying to frantically find broke-girl-approved Christmas deals in NYC a … Continue reading Road Trip Southwest – a Tucson, AZ New Year’s Eve

Fading Coastline and San Diego City Streets

I walked out of our hotel room to a view of the mountains behind a few palm trees. Today would be our last day of coastal driving before we reached San Diego. The scenery would shift away from the dramatic and congestion-free setting we had grown used to and progress into a town-dense stretch of … Continue reading Fading Coastline and San Diego City Streets

Upper Peninsula Pasties and Country Girls

We got an early start on Sunday and parked by the water to take a quick walk down the dock. Once again, we stood solo amongst an empty stretch of snow. Following lone footprints from some unknown dock-traveler in the deep powder that buried the walkway, we made it to the edge of the lighthouse … Continue reading Upper Peninsula Pasties and Country Girls

Journey towards Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Two days before we flew to Detroit, Katie and I made a last minute decision to take the northern route on our way to Milwaukee instead of the (much shorter) southern course. This is one of the reasons that we don’t book our hotels in advance. After some finagling with Google maps and a glance … Continue reading Journey towards Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The “50 by 30” Challenge

I’ve written in the past about my love of road trips (just a blog post or two…or ten). I preach this style of travel so feverishly because I know that most people still don’t see it as ideal. Driving long distances in a short period of time is usually a last-resort, not an intentional “vacation”. … Continue reading The “50 by 30” Challenge