Through the Lens: Central Park in the Fall

  My first trip to New York City took place last year, in August. I was (and always am) excited to go back. But I was extra excited to go back when it would not be quite so warm out. When scarves and boots were the best attire choice, and it was just in time […]

The Art of Travel

If we find poetry in the service station and the motel, if we are drawn to the airport or the train carriage, it is perhaps because, despite their architectural compromises and discomforts, despite their garish and harsh lighting, we implicitly feel that these isolated places offer us a material setting for an alternative to the […]

Thoughts on Solitude | Cruise Day 4

Our second day in port. This time we were in Progreso, Mexico. Home to Mayan ruins, nice beaches and lots of history. But I didn’t want any of it. I guess that’s not entirely true. In fact, all morning I had been back and forth with what I actually wanted to do that day. A big […]

Isla de la Pasion | Cruise Day 3

Day number three of our cruise was the first day at port. We had arrived to Cozumel in the wee hours of the morning. So we had a quick bite to eat from the breakfast buffet and headed for land. While there was plenty of shopping and things to see just off the boat, we […]

Wide Eyed | Cruise Day 1

Going on a cruise was different from any other travel experience I’ve had to date. So much to take in and really strange to stop and think that all this is happening somewhere in the middle of a huge mass of water. I went with a group of friends, and we had a blast! From […]

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. So somehow, I wanted […]

A Baltimore Baseball Game

While checking off one of my big summer 2014 travel goals in Washington D.C. , I took a commuter train over to Baltimore for the day. Reason for the day trip: my sister got tickets to the Orioles/Rangers game that evening at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. I love going to baseball games and would have […]

Downtown Murfreesburo, TN

In case you haven’t noticed this yet, I love wandering. I recently had a conversation with a friend about making the choice to travel without a plan. The freedom that comes from the unknown. The mix of fear and excitement that makes for the perfect adventure no matter where you are. I was reminded of my […]

On the Brink of Something Big

This is the end. This is the beginning. And that is how I wish to view life. At the brink of something big, to remember to look back. To never take for granted the steps that lead to the place where I now stand. Where I pause but for a moment, for walk on I […]