Domestic Travel, Reblogs, Reflections

Small Town America

Originally posted Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Despite growing up only in large cities, I’ve always been fascinated with small towns. Small town America, in particular, is a very interesting concept to me. Although the majority of our country’s population lives in urban areas, the expansive rural areas dominate in land ownership. They are: quaint little… Read More Small Town America

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Autumn in Nebraska

Originally posted Wed. Oct. 17, 2012 I’m not a fan of driving, but I do a lot of it on my way to and from stories. Over the past month I’ve oft seen beautiful fall landscapes, but I couldn’t just stop and start snapping away while on deadline. Sometimes I certainly wish I did though;… Read More Autumn in Nebraska

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Hawaii Weekender: Aloha Ohana

April 2016 Ohana means family. Okay, you know I had to start there. After multiple false starts over the past decade and a half, I finally made it to Hawaii for an (extra) long weekend with family and to visit family. From basking in the glorious sun at Hanauma Bay and surfing with sea turtles… Read More Hawaii Weekender: Aloha Ohana

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Catalina Weekender: Quickest Option to Island Bliss

There’s something about being surrounded by water that adds a level of joy, tranquility, and escape, which is perhaps why islands such as Bali, Maui, and Tahiti are extremely popular and romanticized destinations. There’s just something about that island life. For the Fourth of July we only had four days, so we opted for a… Read More Catalina Weekender: Quickest Option to Island Bliss

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Long Beach Weekender: 5 Best Local Spots to Eat

June 2017 This Independence Day weekend we flew down to Catalina Island via Long Beach and spent just enough time in Long Beach to eat and drink our way through some local favorites. Here are 5 of the best eats in Long Beach, perfectly paced for one very gluttonous day. 1. Morning buzz at The… Read More Long Beach Weekender: 5 Best Local Spots to Eat

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Montana Weekender: 6 Years Later

Like the Tahoe weekender before it, we headed up for a weekend in Montana thanks to a wedding. I’d actually lived in Montana for a couple of months at the beginning of the decade, so in some ways it was a nostalgic trip, almost exactly six years to the day that I left Montana. We… Read More Montana Weekender: 6 Years Later

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Tahoe Weekender: Van Sickle, Emerald Bay, and Fannette Island

Finally, Tahoe in the summer! After four years in northern California and numerous winter ski trips, I finally made it out during the sunny months to enjoy some non-snow related outdoors activities. A friend’s wedding was the impetus for what turned into a Father’s Day weekend trek with the fam. Minor quips and tips sprinkled below,… Read More Tahoe Weekender: Van Sickle, Emerald Bay, and Fannette Island

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Urban Hike SF: Interior Greenbelt, Mount Sutro, and 16th Ave. Tiled Steps

Like many of San Francisco’s residents, my friends and I often head out to various parks and reserves around the Bay Area for weekend hikes. But besides a trek out to Lands End every 18 months or so, I’ve never actually hiked within city limits. So this weekend we decided to head toward the 16th Ave. Tiled… Read More Urban Hike SF: Interior Greenbelt, Mount Sutro, and 16th Ave. Tiled Steps

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Nashville Weekender: Ladies Trip!

For some odd reason my SF girlfriends and I always tend to pick the South for ladies trips, be it NOLA, Austin, or for this spring, Nashville. Perhaps it’s the southern food (nomnom) or the gloriously warm weather. Nashville is by now the proclaimed bachelorette party city of the country, and we certainly considered having a… Read More Nashville Weekender: Ladies Trip!

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Monterey Weekender: Big Little Lies Edition

April 2017 Okay, okay, I’ll admit, we didn’t go to Monterey to do a Big Little Lies tour. In fact, we hadn’t even finished watching the show at that point and didn’t decide to go to Monterey until 2 days before we went. But, we sort of ended up on a Big Little Lies path. We’d… Read More Monterey Weekender: Big Little Lies Edition