The Start of a New Journey

So, here’s the deal. The medical issues I keep indirectly referring to are most likely serious. I don’t know how exactly, because I’m in the middle of an absurdly frustrating runaround involving three hard-to-contact medical offices. And it’s Friday afternoon before a three-day weekend. What I Know I had an MRI while at Watkins Glen, […]

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Surprising Watkins Glen

I could tell before we pulled into the campground that I was going to hate this place. Tons of out-of-town traffic, signs and parking lots for shuttles, restaurants and gift shops, all for some bunch of waterfalls or something. But Tracy insisted I go on a certain short hike he’d been on years ago. He […]

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A Change of Plans

I’ll cut to the chase: We’ve canceled our summer trip to Newfoundland, which is a really big deal for us. Weeks of planning, a lot of money in reservations, where we’re going to live for three months—all have been scrapped in one afternoon. It wasn’t an easy decision, and we took more than a week […]

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An Odd Bliss

There are a few moments in my travel life that really feel right, whatever that means, despite all kinds of weirdness that goes along with them. A moment like this happened a few days ago, when we were driving down a one-lane dirt road in the middle of nowhere, with no cell signal and no […]

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Banjo Across the Country

I take Banjo for her morning walks, and I always try to grab a scenic shot of her to show where we are. It’s not easy to do (she hates posing), but turns out I’ve got a ton of these photos, spread across the United States and Canada. Here are my favorites. (I’m still fact-checking […]

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Alaska Photo Journey

I’ve been thinking back to our Alaska trip last summer (2023), and I’ve realized I don’t have a single, encompassing compilation of our memories. Here goes! British Columbia in May The Alaska Highway connects the Lower 48 with Alaska, and it’s really the only way to get to Alaska. Like a lot of road-trippers, we […]

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