East Coast US, New England, Travels

A City of Firsts – Plymouth, Massachusetts

Fall semester of 2013 was a busy one, so aside from my Providence getaway I didn’t do much traveling. Once the holiday break arrived, I still had to stick around for a few days to take care of some things before heading home to Montana. However, not having classes or homework meant I had more… Continue reading A City of Firsts – Plymouth, Massachusetts

Midwestern US, Travels

Opt Outside

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my readers. I hope you'll join me and many others today and #OptOutside for Black Friday. I'm so glad REI started this trend and I hope it continues to grow in the years to come. Spent my morning exploring Minnesota, where I'm currently visiting family for the holidays. Lots of… Continue reading Opt Outside

East Coast US, New England, Travels

That time I drove all the way to Providence for dinner

Well, I guess the title of this post kind of gives everything away. But yes, I did once drive over an hour to Providence, Rhode Island just to go to dinner. Why, you ask? Well, my aunt and uncle were passing through Connecticut and booked a hotel in the area so they could spend a… Continue reading That time I drove all the way to Providence for dinner

Lists, Travels

Favorite Destinations: Lakes Edition

For the second installment of my Favorite Destinations series, I present to you my favorite lakes. This ended up being a pretty varied list; these lakes are located all over the US and are all different colors, shapes, and sizes. Some are in National Parks and some are not. Some require hiking and some are… Continue reading Favorite Destinations: Lakes Edition

East Coast US, New England, Travels, US National Parks

The Seaboard – Acadia National Park, Maine (part II)

When I left off last week, my family and I had just crossed the sandbar back to Mount Desert Island from Bar Island. This was a fairly leisurely walk, and served as a nice warm-up for our next hike: The Beehive. The Beehive trail climbs 520 feet (160 m) in 0.8 miles (1.3 km) to… Continue reading The Seaboard – Acadia National Park, Maine (part II)

East Coast US, New England, Travels, US National Parks

Mount Desert Island – Acadia National Park, Maine (part I)

After a wonderful week exploring maritime Canada, we crossed back into our home country for the final few days of our vacation. Our destination – Acadia National Park, located on the east central coast of Maine. This relatively small park has three disconnected sections: Isle au Haut, the Schoodic Peninsula, and Mount Desert Island. Mount… Continue reading Mount Desert Island – Acadia National Park, Maine (part I)