While I do, at least for the time being, intend to continue sharing stories of my travels, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the heartbreaking events unfolding in Ukraine. As I was debating what to write, I came across this post from a fellow blogger about how to support the people of Ukraine…… Continue reading How You Can Support Ukraine
A couple years back, I started what was intended to be an ongoing series of “favorites” posts. I published favorite national parks lists for both the US and Canada... and then apparently I completely forgot about the whole thing. Recently, I was inspired to make another favorites list by Rebecca of Rebecca Goes Rendezvous (who… Continue reading Diana’s Favorites: Sunrises and Sunsets
The fact that I have so many outdoor adventures and explorations to post about each week is proof positive of my privilege. Minorities are not well-represented in the outdoor industry or the outdoors themselves, largely because the outdoors are not accessible to these individuals. Think about it; what was the racial composition of people you… Continue reading Social Justice in the Outdoors
Growing up in the west, most of my history education centered around Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Sure, I learned the basics of what life was like in colonial times, but life on the plains or in mining towns of Montana was very different from life in New England. Fortunately I was… Continue reading A dash of colonial history at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts
Holy cow! Three years? It seems like longer and yet not nearly that long since I finally gathered up the courage to start this little blog. But despite my fears, I felt instantly welcomed into the blogging community and I’m so thankful that you guys have stuck with me for 3 years. I took the… Continue reading Handstands Around the World Turns 3!
I never saw the Twin Towers. But I still remember where I was 17 years ago when I heard the news. I'd just stepped out of my mom's car as she dropped me off in front of my middle school, when my childhood best friend came running up to me and started asking about what… Continue reading Never Forget
Well, we did it! We made it to Denver! Between visiting the Statue of Liberty, camping in the Adirondacks, biking through Germany, backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, and moving across the country, it's been an absolutely insane 6 weeks. We had a ton of fun and a couple of minor snafus, but all in all,… Continue reading Send me some Denver hiking recommendations, please!
Well, the semester is over and it's almost summer, and I'm not sure how that happened because I feel like it was just January about two weeks ago. Winter sure held on for far too long out here in New England. But travel season has finally arrived, and with it, a busy couple months for… Continue reading A Handstand Hiatus
Denver! Yes, that's right. We just recently found out that Pat got placed into his top choice for residency, so we'll be heading west this summer! I'm equal parts excited and panicked. Excited because I'm pretty much done living in New England. It's been mostly a good experience but I never intended to stay here… Continue reading It’s official! We’re moving to….
A beautiful Christmas Eve here in New England. Remnants of yesterday's ice storm lingered on the trees, reflecting the pink and orange rays of the setting sun. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to those who celebrate! Diana