East Coast US, Travels

Thanksgiving in North Carolina

By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I was still struggling with this whole living in New England and being a grad student thing. Actually, school was going okay. Living in CT was not. I got along well with my roommates and the other students in my department, but I missed my family and friends back… Continue reading Thanksgiving in North Carolina

About me

Our all-time most epic vacation fail

If you travel enough, it’s inevitable that things will go wrong. I count myself very fortunate that, so far, I’ve managed to avoid any extreme crises while traveling (knock on wood). We’ve had a few hiccups – a couple flat tires, almost running out of gas once (this one was 100% my dad’s fault), forgetting… Continue reading Our all-time most epic vacation fail

About me, New England

Autumn in New England

  I'm just gonna come out and say it: New England isn't my favorite place. It's been a good experience for me to live somewhere different, and I've largely enjoyed my time here, but it's not a place I want to stay after Pat and I finish school. Too many people, too much traffic, too many… Continue reading Autumn in New England

About me, New England, Travels

Eastward Bound (part III) – Ontario to the Atlantic 

Day 5. The last day of our cross-country road trip. After catching one last glimpse of Niagara Falls, my mom and I set off for the long drive across upstate New York. We drove I-90 from Niagara Falls all the way to Schenectady, before branching off onto Highway 7. This wasn't the fastest way to Connecticut.… Continue reading Eastward Bound (part III) – Ontario to the Atlantic 

Canada, Midwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Eastward Bound (part II) – Indiana to Ontario

At the end of my last post, my mom and I were wading in Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Day 4 of our cross-country excursion, however, was the one I was most excited for. Our destination: Niagara Falls! We left Indiana early in the morning, continuing across the northern edge of the state… Continue reading Eastward Bound (part II) – Indiana to Ontario