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. … More NYC For 6 Hours Only
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 … More One Year 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.
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 … More I Survived Winter
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 … More Snow
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 … More Skyline to The Sea Trail
This is the perfect weekend length adventure, although as it turns out…it’s not an official campsite anymore so I highly suggest you don’t do it. We started out on Saturday by hiking up to the Big Sur River Gorge. I had a hankering for a summer swimming hole – and this satisfied that desire perfectly. … More The Big Sur River Gorge, Swiss Camp , and Partington Cove