Guadeloupe

Using SkyScanner’s ‘Everywhere’ option, we found cheap tickets to Guadeloupe in January and bought them not really knowing where we were going. Two things made us buy these tickets, they were cheap and they would take us to the Caribbean during January. Best decision ever. The island is a French territory, and so they speak French…

Solo Trip: A Week in Southern Belize

        About 2 years ago I traveled to rural Southern Belize. It was my first solo international adventure, and as excited as I was about it, my friends and family had very mixed reactions when I told them about my plans.         Traveling alone as a woman is still…

2015 in Review

January 2015: Istanbul, Turkey Casablanca. Morocco El Jadida, Morocco Marrakesh, Morocco Sahara Desert February 2015 Snow-pocalypse, Boston March 2015 Northampton, Massachusetts April 2015 Spring in Boston May 2015 Big Basin Redwoods, California June 2015 Rockport, Massachusetts July 2015 Mount Whiteface, New Hampshire August 2015 Marble Head, Massachusetts Acadia National Park, Maine Montreal, Quebec October 2015…

NYC For 6 Hours Only

On the way back to Boston from Columbus Ohio, my Husband and I had a 6 hour layover at JFK. Since it’s relatively easy to get to Manhattan from JFK via Long Island Rail Road, which takes you to Penn Station, we figured we head into the city for dinner and some quick site seeing….

One Year in Boston

We’ve spent a full year as Boston residents. There’s a few things I’ve learned in the past year: Winter is really pretty, up until you’re trapped in your house for a week eating nothing but canned beans and soup.  Spring in Boston is the grossest thing I have ever seen. As the snow melts, the…

Spring in Boston

It’s finally here! And I do not want to be inside. Unfortunately my day job prevents me from riding bicycles and reading in the sun all day. Thankfully there are weekends and flower filled gardens to spend them in.      

I Survived Winter

Forest Path Trail, Blue Hills Reservation I survived my first New England winter! I am paler than I have ever been, have sores all over my feet from wearing shoes for months, and am really tired of wearing two pairs of pants. The snow is almost all gone, and the weather is supposed to be…

GrandTen Distillery

We wanted something local and warm to do over the weekend, and having a fondness for craft distilleries (as well as their products) we decided to investigate one of Boston’s. After a few quick Google searches we settled on GrandTen for two reasons: It was close, and it’s free on Saturdays. Double win. It’s located…

Snow

Dear God when will it stop? Admittedly this is my first real winter. Growing up in central California doesn’t expose you to the same kind of winter experience that New England does. Sure, we visited the snow. But who would be so idiotic as to go live in it? Ooops… Well, it turns out that…

Skyline to The Sea

I’ve had this trail on my bucket list ever since it came out in BackPacker Magazine in 2012, when it won readers choice. The trail starts in Castle Rock State Park and goes through Big Basin down to the coast and ends at Waddell Beach. Parking for this trail is really tricky – in fact I have…

Sykes Hot Springs: Ventana Wilderness

For this trip, you hike along the pine ridge trail – starting from Big Sur Station and culminating at Sykes hot springs in the Ventana Wilderness. I have hiked this trail a total of two times. The first trip I did was in the spring time, and it was absolutely beautiful! All the wild flowers…

Oakland, I Love You!

So I moved, quit my job, got a new job, quit new job, got married, and am now moving again (this time across the country), and starting a new job. I haven’t been adventuring around Big Sur since moving to Oakland. I dearly miss Big Sur, but I’ve fallen in love with Lake Merritt, and…