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I hate 3-day weekends

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

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Never Forget

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 me about… Continue reading Never Forget

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Send me some Denver hiking recommendations, please!

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!

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A Handstand Hiatus

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

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Introducing Pudgey

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

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Thanksgiving in North Carolina

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 CT 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

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Our all-time most epic vacation fail

If you travel enough, it’s inevitable that things will go wrong. I count myself very fortunate that, so far, I’ve managed to avoid any extreme crises while traveling (knock on wood). We’ve had a few hiccups – a couple flat tires, almost running out of gas once (this one was 100% my dad’s fault), forgetting… Continue reading Our all-time most epic vacation fail