Prague & Poland: A Brief Adventure in Photos

I kept trying to write this blog post quickly, and it kept devolving into a long essay because, well, it's hard not to do that when you love to write. So I'm trying to make this into a *photo* essay (not without some relevant text, of course) since I'm pretty sure the internet is actually …

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Hailstorms, Fireworks

The storms out West were stark and angry. The sagebrush and juniper desert of New Mexico and western Texas allowed me to see the expanse of skies darkening out into the afternoon. Though the inside of my car was a much lower temperature, I could still smell the coming rain—the metallic scent of wet minerals …

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New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, Land of Circles

After two and a half weeks in the high-altitude New Mexico desert sun, I confess my summer freckles have returned. I like to think of them as my skin’s seasonal blossoming. They’re little circular perennials, roots dug deep and hibernating all winter long, waiting for a warm week to reappear. I stayed in Abiquiú, New …

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So You’re Planning a Roadtrip

Though it's easy to make traveling purely about the destination (because we get excited about new places!), if you have the time to commit to a roadtrip, it's an ideal way to refocus your travel around the act of traveling itself- that is, the journey. The way roads wind through landscapes, the roadside vegetation, the climate, …

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California Trip, Part II: Big Sur, Yosemite, and Santa Barbara

This post is a continuation of my last post, California Trip, Part I: San Francisco, about Matt's and my trip to California a couple weeks ago. On Monday morning, we left San Francisco and drove down to Big Sur, of which I've seen beautiful pictures and heard wonderful things. I'd read (thank you, internet) that …

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California Trip, Part I: San Francisco

Recently Matt and I went on our first vacation together in several years. You could argue that our "weekend warrior" trips are vacations too, but somehow weekends never quite fill that void in my heart that's only really addressed by day drinking, eating a crazy array of foods at all hours of the day, exploring …

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Rainy Weekend at Shelf Road, Colorado

For Memorial Day weekend, Matt and I drove down to Shelf Road, Colorado, which is an area of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land outside of Cañon City. We met up with some friends we knew from UNC (that's North Carolina, not Northern Colorado), John- who is doing a multi-week road trip out west from Asheville, …

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