We all know I'm obsessed with lists. But present circumstances have made my travel to-do list a little depressing; it's not getting any shorter, and my 2020 list of accomplishments is not getting any longer. But then I stumbled across a handful of A-Z travel lists here on WordPress and decided to jump on the… Continue reading Handstands: the A-Z Edition
I've never been one for New Year's Resolutions. I've always disliked the mindset that January 1st is the only time to make a change or start developing new habits. I know the arbitrary date marking the beginning of a week, month, or year might be a good motivator for some people, but I've never been… Continue reading Goals for 2020: #OptToAct Challenge
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
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 mean, not entirely. Three whole days off work and the chance for more than just a 1-night camping trip? Yes, please! But what I do hate about 3-day weekends is that everyone else loves them, too. And while I think it’s great that so many people are getting out into nature and exploring, the… Continue reading I hate 3-day weekends
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
I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog for a year and a half now and I still haven’t introduced you all to Pudgey! Pudgey was my very first beanie baby; I got her for Christmas when I was seven. Over the years, she’s come just about everywhere with me – gymnastics meets, camping trips,… Continue reading Introducing Pudgey
By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I was still struggling with this whole living in New England and being a grad student thing. Actually, school was going okay. Living in Connecticut was not. I got along well with my roommates and the other students in my department, but I missed my family and friends back… Continue reading Thanksgiving in North Carolina