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

Labor Day Weekend at Cape Cod National Seashore

I’d been wanting to make it up Cape Cod since the day I moved to Connecticut, but for some reason it never happened. I did make it part way out once, to approximately the “elbow,” for a bachelorette party. (Ask anyone from New England where something is located on Cape Cod and they’ll hold up… Continue reading Labor Day Weekend at Cape Cod National Seashore

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

Canada, Travels

Red Sand, Green Gables, and the Meeting of Tides – Prince Edward Island

When it came time to start planning summer vacation 2013, we didn’t really know where to start. We knew we wanted to take advantage of me being on the east coast, as this was an area we’d never gotten to explore. But since we weren’t very familiar with the area, we didn’t really have a… Continue reading Red Sand, Green Gables, and the Meeting of Tides – Prince Edward Island

Travels, US National Parks, West Coast US

Glimpses of the Sun – Olympic National Park, Washington (part IV)

The final leg of our trip led us back out to the west coast of the Olympic Peninsula on Highway 101. Just south of the Hoh Indian Reservation is Ruby Beach. It’s a 5-minute walk to the beach and many sea stacks, the most famous of which is Abbey Island. I'm still at a bit… Continue reading Glimpses of the Sun – Olympic National Park, Washington (part IV)

Travels, US National Parks, West Coast US

Sand and Solitude – Olympic National Park, Washington (part II)

When we planned a vacation to Washington in June, we expected lots of rain and minimal sunshine, so we were fortunate to only have a couple gloomy days the entire vacation. The unfortunate part is that they fell on the days we were out at the beach. On the plus side, though, the drizzle scared… Continue reading Sand and Solitude – Olympic National Park, Washington (part II)

Canada, Travels

Vancouver Island, British Columbia (part 2)

(If you missed part 1 of this post, you can find it here) After spending the first half of our trip on the inland side of Vancouver Island, we headed out to the western coast! The coastline is dotted with provincial parks and preserves but we spent all of our time at Juan de Fuca… Continue reading Vancouver Island, British Columbia (part 2)