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October 19, 2017

Falling For Copper Harbor

“It’s so far north” we argued, simultaneously trying to convince ourselves to go and not go to the Keweenaw Peninsula. We aren’t usually ones to shy away from a remote location but we are concerned about the cold. So far the nights have been reasonable, always above 40 degrees, but…
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October 13, 2017

Up With the Yoopers

Since crossing the Mackinac Bridge last week and landing in the Upper Peninsula we’ve been in a whole different world. It’s wild up here, both in landscape and culture.After wrapping up work in Saint Ignace we cruised north to Tahquamenon Falls State Park. The foliage was popping around the tea-colored…
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October 5, 2017

Wild Lake Michigan

When we started to make our way up the coast of Lake Michigan I figured it'd be nice. What I wasn't ready for was just how pretty, and how wild, this coastline is. I'm a little bit in love.Our first Lake Michigan stop was in Free Soil, a tiny town…
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September 30, 2017

Discovering Detroit

I’m writing today from the wild shores of Lake Michigan. Five foot waves are splashing onto the beach, driving me back to the grass covered Nordhouse Dunes for safety. I had no idea the Great Lakes could be so beautiful.Last week the story left off in Rochester, New York. We…
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September 21, 2017

Chasing Fall Foliage in New York

The leaves are starting to turn in the northern reaches of the United States, and for the first time in a decade I am around to see the magic.The color began to creep in while driving across Vermont on our way to the Adirondacks. We’ve spent a number of weeks…
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September 14, 2017

Chateaux and Paris

My body may be back in the United States but my mind is still in France. I'm listening to French pop music in my headphones and even though it's noon my stomach is grumbling for dinner. I woke this morning at 4:00AM, chipper and ready to start the day. So…
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September 10, 2017

Bonjour From Normandy, France

Bonjour from France! We have been touring for the last three days, shaking off the jet lag by exploring Normandy's beautiful villages, cities, and beaches.Over the weekend, before we flew to France, we spent another day at the Cape Cod National Seashore before driving across Massachusetts to Mike’s parents house…
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August 31, 2017

Adventures On Cape Cod

We’re back on the road! I’m writing you today from Cape Cod National Seashore, a spectacular stretch of coastline that I’m going to find hard to leave. Over the weekend we spent a last few days with family: attending high school pre-season football games, tubing around the lake, and making…
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August 25, 2017

Crescent Suns and Rocking Out in a Band

This is my last week at Camp Nonna's - a family summer camp surrounded by my siblings, nieces, nephews and parents. As I wrote in my last journal post there's a lot of games, conversation, and heaping piles of food. On Friday everyone piled in from their weekday activities. Now…
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August 18, 2017

Summer Camp at Nonna’s

I'm writing this week from Camp Nonna. The planning for Camp Nonna began months ago when my sister expressed an interest in flying to New Hampshire with her kids for a couple weeks at the end of summer. From there it snowballed. Mike and I planned our travel around being…
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August 10, 2017

Oceanside in Rhode Island

It seems like whenever I hear about Rhode Island it’s always as the punchline of a fact designed to wow it’s audience. “This National Park is bigger than the state of Rhode Island!” Rhode Island is a gorgeous state with miles and miles of rocky coastline. I can attest to…
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August 6, 2017

Finding Magic in the Berkshires

I've been reading long enough that dusk has turned into night without me noticing. I look out the window near my bed and see the nearby field alight with fireflies. I sigh in satisfaction. We've made it back to the Berkshires. We wave goodbye to Saratoga Springs on Friday morning…
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July 28, 2017

Lakes And Racetracks

Two weeks ago I was musing to Mike that I’d like to relax on the shores of a lake, and we spent the last week doing just that. We’ve been in the Adirondacks at Mike’s parent’s new house, enjoying the sun and the water. Of course our relaxing isn’t really…
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July 20, 2017

Dog Days Of Summer

Hiking, a big-band street dance, farmers markets, military forts…it’s been a great week. We started off near Burlington visiting our friends Melaina and Mike. We spent two nights eating great food, drinking great scotch, and playing with their three sweet kitties. On Friday Melaina took the day off work and…
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July 17, 2017

Exploring The White Mountains

Mike and I both grew up in New Hampshire. We didn’t meet until college, but we both spent our first 22 years in the Granite State. I’m finding that it takes extra effort to have an explorer’s mindset when you’re so close the place of your childhood. Before arriving in…
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July 7, 2017

Back To The Mountains

After almost a month on the Maine Coast we set our sights inland to the high peaks. I love the ocean. It’s wild and unpredictable and I get a feeling of wonder looking deep into the horizon. I enjoy sitting on the coast watching the tide bash wave after wave…
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June 30, 2017

Six Months On The Road

It is our six month anniversary of living and traveling in Hobbes. Six months ago we were saying teary goodbyes to friends, emptying the last bits of our life from our house and packing Hobbes’ nooks and crannies. The last thing we brought out of the house - a bag…
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June 22, 2017

Wild Campobello Island

Riding a wave of euphoria after launching Camp Academy, we promptly left the country. I was concerned about leaving behind technology so soon after the site went live, but it turned out to be perfect. My brain and heart needed time to rest and bask in the glow. We drove…
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June 15, 2017

The Rugged Edge Of Vacationland

Oh, Maine. The land of rugged coastline and tide pools and great friends. We’ve had an epic week. We left Wells Beach on Friday and drove north to Portland. On the way we stopped for a day at Biddeford Pool, a tiny peninsula jutting out into the ocean. A sea…
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June 8, 2017

Living Easy On The Maine Coast

When I left you last week I had no idea where I was going next. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably have it figured out. But for those still in suspense, I’m in Maine! Last Thursday I messaged my mom about visiting her and my step-dad…
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