East Coast US, New England, Travels

Extravagance on display in Newport, Rhode Island

Next up in the continuing saga of Diana’s obsession with Groupon: a trip to Newport, Rhode Island, which began when I found a $49 per night hotel stay. And this wasn’t some crappy hotel. It was clean, three minutes from the beach, and that price got us a king-sized suite for the night! (Of course,… Continue reading Extravagance on display in Newport, Rhode Island

East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part V)

Well, it’s time for another post exploring the state parks of Connecticut. Today’s post will congregate around the western half of the Connecticut coast. Connecticut doesn’t have the best coastline – especially compared to the beaches of Massachusetts and Rhode Island or the waves of the open ocean – but there are some pretty stretches… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part V)

Northeastern US, Travels

Adventures in the Adirondacks – New York

Our final stop for vacation 2014 was Adirondack Park, New York. This giant park encompasses more than 6 million acres of the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, including rivers, lakes, and mountains. We had only two and a half days to spend in this area so we barely scratched the surface. But we had… Continue reading Adventures in the Adirondacks – New York

East Coast US, New England, Travels

Fossils + camping on the shores of Lake Champlain – Grand Isle, Vermont

After a fun but rainy few days in Canada, we crossed back into our home country for the final days of our vacation. Customs was deserted so it was a quick border crossing, leaving us most of the day to meander through northern Vermont. We crossed part of Lake Champlain on the Korean War Veterans… Continue reading Fossils + camping on the shores of Lake Champlain – Grand Isle, Vermont

Canada, Travels

World Capitals: Ottawa, Canada

Today marks the beginning of what is – at this point – a very short series on world capitals. As of the writing of this post, I’ve only visited two: Ottawa and Washington, DC. But eventually that number will increase. (Edit: as of the posting of this post, that number has now increased to three;… Continue reading World Capitals: Ottawa, Canada

Canada, Travels

A Meromictic Lake and a Marble Cave – Gatineau Park, Quebec

Unfortunately, our time in Bruce Peninsula was basically the last time we saw the sun for the rest of our trip. We packed up under cloudy skies and spent the next ten hours driving through torrential rain to Gatineau Park, Quebec. Gatineau (GA-ti-noh) is a National Capital Conservation Park, located across the river from the… Continue reading A Meromictic Lake and a Marble Cave – Gatineau Park, Quebec

About me, Uncategorized

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

For the better part of the last two years, I've been seeing these 'Weekly Challenge' posts and other things of the sort, but I've never actually participated in them. At first, I think I was just too focused on getting my blog up and running and making sure I had time to write the posts.… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place