Midwestern US, Travels

Westward Bound, part II – Kentucky to Colorado

(Read part 1 of this post here) Day #5: I pride myself on being a pretty good vacation planner, but the logistics of this portion of our cross-country trip completely slipped through the cracks. I’d done my best to divide up the driving into relatively equal amounts – about 8 hours – each day. But… Continue reading Westward Bound, part II – Kentucky to Colorado

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Fourth Time is the Charm – Chicago, Illinois

I’ve previously written about my travels to the annual Experimental Biology conference in Boston and San Diego – trips that were a combination of science and exploring. In 2017, the conference was held in Chicago and, I must admit, I went into the trip with fairly low expectations. You see, my previous experiences in Chicago consisted… Continue reading Fourth Time is the Charm – Chicago, Illinois

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Diana’s Best of 2018

I know, I know. Another one of those pesky end-of-the-year lists. You’ve probably already read 1000 of them. But as a lover of lists and perpetual list-maker, I can’t pass up the opportunity to hop on the bandwagon once again this year. While my 2017 list was a summary of a somewhat low key travel… Continue reading Diana’s Best of 2018

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Opt Outside

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my American 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… Continue reading Opt Outside

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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

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Eastward Bound (part I) – Montana to Indiana

August 10, 2012: Moving Day. I don't think it had hit me yet that I would be spending the next few years of my life in Connecticut. I'd never been there before. I'd never been anywhere in the northeast. All I had was warnings from various people that northeasterners are rude and everyone has a Boston… Continue reading Eastward Bound (part I) – Montana to Indiana

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Christmas in Ohio

For our final trip of 2011, we headed to Ohio over the holiday break to visit some of my mom’s side of the family. They live in the Cincinnati area but the nearest airport is actually located in Covington, Kentucky, so this trip was also the first time I’d ever been to Kentucky. It’s not… Continue reading Christmas in Ohio