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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 […]

Riding Mopeds Around O’ahu, Hawaii

Whilst growing up, Hawaii lived to be one of the most picturesque places I could imagine.  Mind you, as a child, I hardly knew about the true beauty of New Zealand, Western Ireland, and the many gorgeous locations I had ahead of me in life.  And in incredibly picturesque locations it only makes sense to […]

How I Spontaneously Bought a Plane Ticket to Hawaii

I would like to thank Boston Logan International Airport for enabling me to fulfill my dream of going to Hawaii.  My purse held a copy of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben, my phone, a pack of gum, my passport, my wallet, a one-way plane ticket to Auckland and a working holiday visa valid for one year […]

6 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 […]

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