travel diaries: veggie eats in NYC

As you all may know, I was a vegetarian for nearly 8 years. I recently (within the past 3 weeks) started eating meat (occasionally.) I am not sure if I will keep this change, but for now I eat meat in moderation. There are so many wonderful protein choices that are non- meat that we […]

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Ways to make friends as an adult

It seems like we just moved to Georgia, and we are moving again in November! This lifestyle (military) requires an adaptable and adventurous spirit- that’s for sure! People ask me all the time how I feel about moving. I’ll be honest- the first few weeks in a new place are always difficult. My heart is […]

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travel diary: Atlanta Braves

September, 2018 Dear diary, Today we went to see the Atlanta Braves play. It’s funny, my strongest and most powerful memory of baseball comes from my Grandmom. She was a huge Phillies fan, in fact I  distinctly remember her sitting in her kitchen acutely listening to the game on the radio. When that game was […]

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Dear Fall

Dear Fall, I would like to express my powerful desire for your presence in the state of Georgia. We have experienced our share of your friend Summer, but she’s tired and would like to rest. Would it be too much trouble to stop in for a bit? I would like to pull out my box […]

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winter wonderland

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” -John Muir This Christmas J and I woke up to a sparkling, glittering, shimmering neighborhood of brilliant white snow. A truly white Christmas. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a place this beautiful. Growing up mostly in North Carolina, I had […]

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Hatcher Pass: A travelers diary

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir It has been a while since I put pen to paper, or fingers to keys (as the case may be.) We have done quite a bit of traveling up here in “great white north” the “forgotten state” the “state no one ships packages to for […]

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Everyone focuses on the end, what about the beginning?

Exploration. Adventure. Pursuit. In search of the new, unclaimed and excited. Is to explore always to discover? Can we not simply relish the stillness, take in the varying tempos, absorb the colors, observe the rhythms, and cherish the beauty that surrounds us? An explorer will seek new worlds and grand adventures, but no two adventures look […]

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climb. slip. cry. control?

Should I wear boots? No. It’s spring! The ice should be melted. We make our way up the mountain, along the windy roads, singing along to the “Wake Up Happy” playlist Spotify created especially for us. What a Saturday. What a weekend. What a relief to have some time in nature, time away from our busy […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About 40 Below

We live in this frozen state of white beauty. Icicles on ever branch, snow laden fields, dogwood trees, the aurora borealis every day. I look out my window at the pink sky outlined by smokey chimneys thinking, this is beautiful. This is truly a white Christmas. A Winter.  There are a lot of TV shows about […]

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