East Coast US, Travels

Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay – Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

After exploring Assateague Island, the NASA Visitor Center, and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (yes, we did all of this in one day; we are crazy vacationers), we continued south down the Delmarva peninsula to our campground for the night at Kiptopeke State Park. This was a nice campground and our site was extremely spacious; my… Continue reading Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay – Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

East Coast US, Travels

I Want to Be an Astronaut – Wallops Island Flight Facility, Virginia

Well, not anymore. At least not overwhelmingly, though some small part of me will probably always dream of looking back at Earth from outer space. But I did want to be an astronaut, from the time I was a little girl until the day the space shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry and I decided I… Continue reading I Want to Be an Astronaut – Wallops Island Flight Facility, Virginia

East Coast US, Travels, US National Parks

Sand Dunes and Wild Horses – Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

I’ve wanted to visit Assateague Island since the day I learned of its existence. I’m not exactly sure why. I’m fairly certain I based my decision on a calendar photo. Something about the combination of wild horses, sand dunes, and the ocean just drew me in. So when I started looking for a halfway point… Continue reading Sand Dunes and Wild Horses – Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

East Coast US, Travels

Ferry to the First State – Cape May, New Jersey to Lewes, Delaware

Mid-June of 2016 meant only one thing: summer vacation was upon us! As had become an (almost) annual tradition since my move to Connecticut, my mom hopped on a plane and headed east. But unlike previous years, where we traveled north, this year we would be driving south. Our ultimate destination was the Carolinas to… Continue reading Ferry to the First State – Cape May, New Jersey to Lewes, Delaware

About me, Lists, Travels

Travel Lessons I Learned in 2018

People travel for many reasons, and one of the most common reasons is to experience other cultures and learn about the world. I've always said that’s one of the reasons I travel, too, but the truth is that I’d never left North America before this year. The closest I’d come to experiencing other cultures was… Continue reading Travel Lessons I Learned in 2018

Central America, East Coast US, Europe, Lists, Midwestern US, Montana, Northeastern US, Travels, US National Parks

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

Northeastern US, Travels, US National Parks

Grey Towers National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

Otherwise known as the Gifford Pinchot House, Grey Towers is the historic stone house that once belonged to Gifford Pinchot, a two-time governor of Pennsylvania and first ever chief of the US Forest Service. The house – or, rather, mansion – is built in a French architectural style as an homage to the Pinchot family’s… Continue reading Grey Towers National Historic Site, Pennsylvania