Florida, You Sunshine State, You

Time spent at the beach is time well spent. Watching the sun rise and set on white sand beaches was a treat. Eating some of the most delicious food poolside was a highlight. Taking long afternoon bike rides was invigorating. Reading on the beach until it got too dark was an escape. Having recently picked up another job, I was not sure until the last minute if I would be able to make it on the trip, but I am so very glad I did. It was exactly the break I have been needing with no agenda Continue reading “Florida, You Sunshine State, You”

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What Sailing Taught Me

Today is the one year anniversary of the very first time I sailed. After laying on the beach and swimming in the Atlantic all morning, we headed back to the mainland and out to camp. So with 1 Sunfish, 1 rainbow colored sail, 1 dagger board, 1 rudder, 1 perfect afternoon, the three of us set out into the Bogue Sound. Continue reading “What Sailing Taught Me”

Fort Macon in the Afternoon

On the very far East end of Atlantic Beach, there is a fort. Built to protect America from the British, however never really used for that purpose. Fort Macon saw the most action during the Civil War.

Now the many various rooms of the fort are empty, and serve as a nice cool place to visit on a hot summer day. A few rooms are set up as they would have been when the fort was in use, Continue reading “Fort Macon in the Afternoon”

Historic Beaufort, North Carolina

Beaufort, North Carolina is a fun little town full of history and that laid back coastal living attitude I love. Historically, they are known for being a frequent visited by Blackbeard the pirate, something they are very proud of now. Recently archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, just off the North Carolina coast.

After camp had wrapped up for the summer, I took a week or so just to enjoy the area I had spent the summer, Continue reading “Historic Beaufort, North Carolina”

New York City | Part 3

I fell in love with New York City. I wasn’t expecting to, but the city pulled me in. I loved catching my first glimpses of the skyline as I neared the end of my 4 hour bus ride. I loved staying on the Upper West Side. I loved walking everywhere. I loved the soreness in my feet at the end of the day as a testament to all the places I had gone. I loved staying 2 blocks from Central Park and 1 block from the Night at the Museum museum. Continue reading “New York City | Part 3”

New York City | Part 2

The time I spent in New York City was full of wandering. We made plans a day at a time, and enjoyed not having a rigid agenda. Most days started with breakfast at a coffee shop in West Village, a Subway ride down to Manhattan, and then lots of walking, shopping and exploring the city that never sleeps! Continue reading “New York City | Part 2”

Goal: Celebrate July 4th in Washington D.C.

I set two travel goals for myself last summer. While living and working in a new state was exciting and new, I did not want to settle in and get too comfortable. I wanted to continue looking for opportunities, to keep moving forward. I wanted to continue to accomplish goals and collect memories. Continue reading “Goal: Celebrate July 4th in Washington D.C.”