Read To Travel

7 Coffee Shops in Connecticut Worth Visiting

When it comes to coffee shops, a huge part of the magic for me is the atmosphere inside.  I read a quote recently that said, “First I drink the coffee, then I do the things.”  A place that feels cozy enough to curl up with a book or zen enough to get some writing done […]

A Quick Guide to Alexandria, Virginia

Seven miles south of Washington D.C. the quaint Old Town of Alexandria, Virginia hides peacefully.  Walkable, approachable, and right on the Potomac River, the town charms locals and tourists alike.  Up and down the main strip, King Street, one will find artisanal shops, renowned eateries, and quiet side neighborhoods.  If you’re looking to get away […]

First Time in Portland? Here Are 4 Places You Cannot Miss

Visiting Portland, Oregon for the first time?  Well, you have come to the right place because I have four spots throughout the city that you absolutely must visit for food, books, and culture.  Often I find myself feeling overwhelmed when I read lists of all the places I need to go during my first venture […]

24 Hours in Washington DC

No American road trip, especially one focusing entirely on the east coast, is complete without a visit to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.  Over the years I have lost count of how many times I have visited this wonderful place and I was so excited to have the opportunity–though a small one–to show it to […]

5 Things You Should Taste During Your First Visit To Vermont

If you are heading to the state of Vermont for the first time, you HAVE to taste these five items.  This short list has been created for those traveling to Vermont for the first time.  Locals and frequent Vermont-goers will have walked these roads years ago and fail to be impressed (except for maple creemees… […]

Vermont Welcomes You

Greetings from the wilderness, and by “wilderness” I mean my aunt’s home in Virginia where we are making a comfortable stop indoors on our route south.  But know that I did type this post out in the woods, fireside with smoke blowing in my eyes. The first stop on our USA-east-coast-going-south-to-introduce-the-englishman-to-my-country-roadtrip was… Vermont! I would […]

San Francisco Food Photo Diary

Flying from New Zealand to the east coast of the United States can amount to 25+ hours of travel.  So I could not resist a stopover in San Francisco for three nights.  My first visit to this colorful quirky city left me positive that it would not be my last.  The first full day there […]

Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon

If you identify as book lover, bookshelf porn junkie, independent bookstore seeker, or overall nerd in love with the written word, you have probably spent your fair share of time exploring the stacks of little shops.  I visited Powell’s on a recommendation from a traveling friend who recognized my obsession with reading and knew I […]

How to Spend the Summer in Connecticut

We live in an era where people crave to be unique and irregular, yet also accepted.  We want to be seen doing something new and different, not the same old song and dance as everybody else.  During high school, I constantly heard voices all around me with differing opinions on where the best places to look […]

Seattle Photo Diary

Seattle sat on my list of places to visit—and potentially live—for at least two years.  After days spent in the library at university researching neighborhoods to live in and job openings, I finally made my way all the way from suburban Connecticut to Washington state’s bustling metropolis.  I took quite an odd route getting there […]

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