Nov 1, 2013
Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time to reflect on not just what I did, but how I felt. You can read my previous roundups...
Oct 14, 2013
While I was very excited to show Anders around my hometown of Albany and my childhood vacation destination of Martha’s Vineyard, he was understandably most excited to shown around the city of my most recent residence: New York.
He could only take so much time off work, so our time in the Big Apple was limited to a mere two and a half days. However, I realize plenty of people come to the city for a...
Sep 30, 2013
This week found me back in my beloved Brooklyn. For the first half of the week, I did something I haven’t done in a long time — I played tour guide and hit all the major sights in order to give Anders a crash course in New York City. On one particular day we walked all the way from Union Square into Central Park, covering more than sixty blocks and a couple avenues on foot! I never bring my...
Sep 23, 2013
Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time to reflect on not just what I did, but how I felt. You can read my previous roundups here: Month...
Sep 17, 2013
Remember that surprise I mentioned last week? Well if you follow me on Instagramyou know that it already arrived in the form of a very tall, very charming Danish dude. When Anders and I said goodbye in Bali we weren’t sure when we would see each other again, as he was heading back to Denmark to replenish his savings and I was heading home and then off to South America. We’re both supposed to be...
Sep 11, 2013
So, I knew that there would be no way that this week’s POTW post could top last weeks’. I mean, come on — Burning Man is hard to beat! Then there was the issue of my camera being cleaned (that Playa dust is not sensor friendly.) Oh, and then there was this other little issue.
Mom catching me snoozin’ in post-op
Surgery! A boob job, but not the fun kind — that’s the...
Jul 24, 2013
Every summer for the past six years or so, I have had one tiny sigh of regret while setting off on whatever my current adventure is — missing the Coney Island Mermaid Parade again.
Since the first moment I heard of this offbeat celebration of everything exotic and erotic underwater, I have been dying to take part. Unfortunately, June always seems to be a busy month for me — which the Mermaid...
Jun 26, 2013
As I mentioned before, I’m going to shake up chronological order for the next month or so. My Indonesia coverage is going to be heavily diving based, so I’m going to intersperse it with posts about my current trip home to keep readers of all interests happy!
Just a few hours after landing at JFK international airport, I was running up the steps of the subway to catch my sister walking across...