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The Great Escape: Months 36 and 37 Roundup

This roundup rounds out my summertime stateside… or what I caught of it, anyway! I’ve typed it before and here I am typing it again — it’s a good thing the East Coast isn’t as beautiful as it is in the summer all year round, or I might never leave. As usual, much of what I’m up to when I’m “home” doesn’t turn into big blog posts, making these... read more

The 2014 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

One of the highlights of last summer for me was finally attending the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, an event that had eluded and intrigued me for years. As my 2014 summer started to shape up, there was one thing I knew for sure: I’d be in Brooklyn on June 21st. After my hastily thrown together costume my inaugural year, I vowed to come back with a bang this time around. Unfortunately that was a... read more

Love in Lake George

Between my back-to-back trips to Las Vegas and Maui, I had a very important reason to return to the East Coast for a mere fifty-two hours. The very first of my high school crew was getting hitched, and there was no way I was going to miss it. Amanda is one of my favorite people to catch up with whenever our busy schedules overlap, and reminiscing over our younger year antics — like our high school... read more

Photo of the Week 159

Today I said a frantic goodbye to Albany as I struggled to get my life packed up for the next five months. I’m currently en route to Martha’s Vineyard, where I’ll spend my first July 4th in six years in the good old USA — and then I’m off! It was pretty hard to say goodbye to my hometown right in the middle of its most gorgeous season, but I know I’ll be back for a nice... read more

The Great Escape: Months 34 and 35 Roundup

Two whole months stateside! It sounds like a nice break, but in reality I was as on the go as ever trying to make the most of my time at “home” — and this is just a fraction of the full four and a half months I was in the US. A lot of what went on during these months didn’t make it onto the blog, so this roundup is even more behind-the-scenes than usual. Many of you noticed my last... read more

Photo of the Week 158

Where does the time go? Two weeks from today, I’ll be arriving in London, the first stop on my next major international adventure. That means it’s crunch time as I try to juggle travel prep, double-time work duty, and my usual round of bittersweet goodbyes. Yesterday I said a tough one to New York, a city I’m passionately in love with but didn’t clock nearly enough time in this... read more

Photo of the Week 153

Surprise! I just back from Las Vegas — again. Those of you who follow my Facebook page were in on the secret as soon as I took off, but the trip was so last minute I never had time to announce it here ahead of time. It was a whirlwind trip that showed me an entirely new side of Nevada, one I’m fired up to share with you guys soon. I just can’t get enough of the Silver State! And while it... read more

Photo of the Week 152

Summer has arrived in upstate New York! This week the weather finally took a turn for the awesome, and I’m remembering how good it is for the soul to feel sun warming up your skin and spend Saturdays outside. Those who lived through this area’s brutal winter are rolling their eyes at me right now, but I left New York for a reason — I’m going to try to time my visits home better in... read more

Photo of the Week 151

I always struggle with Photo of the Week when I’m in Albany. It’s true that great photography can happen anywhere, but I rarely so much as pick up my dSLR when I’m here. And this week, the weather hasn’t left me very inspired. A heavy cloud cover that hasn’t budged has me feeling like I’m living under a gray tarp. That said, it is great to be back in my hometown and see... read more

Photo of the Week 150

Greetings from New York City, where I’ve been for the past week! It’s been inspiring working with Manhattan out my window (I’m staying in a friend’s beautiful apartment in Gramercy) and fabulous catching up with friends from so many stages of my life. What triggered my trip was the New York Travel Festival, which turned out to be a great opportunities to bond with old industry... read more

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