Travel

Dogs / Travel By On January 9, 2017

Roadtripping with dogs: The essentials

Traveling with dogs can be both a wonderful adventure and a pain in the butt at the same time. My two dogs, a black lab/setter mix and a chihuahua mix, travel with me a lot, and it isn’t always easy. Here are some products that I’ve found made trips in the car a little easier. A seat cover I use…

Hiking / Travel By On January 2, 2017

2016 was filled with adventure

It’s natural to reflect on the year as we head into a new one. While a lot of people feel that 2016 was one of the worst, I thought it was a pretty good year overall. In 2016, I tried a lot of new things. I went new places. I met new people. One of the coolest things about 2016,…

Hiking / Travel By On December 27, 2016

Planning a multi-day hike

In 2017, I’m making a pretty hefty list of places to visit, and a lot of them are hiking trails. We’re planning our first mutli-day hiking trip, and I’ve spent a lot of time researching gear, trails, tips and more. Here are some of the things we’ll be taking in to consideration while planning our trip: 1. Picking a trail Right…

Travel By On November 26, 2016

Reminiscing on a Rhode Island family trip

In 2011, my family and I visited Narragansett, Rhode Island, and that was the first time I realized I enjoyed writing about travel. During that vacation, I started one of my first blog experiments (there have been many), and wrote a diary of sorts chronicling our time there. Since I have the blog — I never took it town for memories’…

Hiking / Travel By On November 21, 2016

Broome County’s hidden gem: Hawkins Pond

While I’m now a western Pennsylvania resident, I’m originally from a small town near the Pennsylvania/New York border called Susquehanna. Just miles from “Susky,” as we call it, is a park that doesn’t see nearly as many visitors as it should. Hawkins Pond Nature Area, just north of the border in Windsor, N.Y., is a secluded park surrounding a small…

Drinking / Travel By On November 14, 2016

Trying new beers in Gaithersburg, Md.

On a rare Saturday night off, this weekend I headed to Gaithersburg, Maryland, to visit friends who recently moved there. My partner in crime, Sean, came with me, and we visited two of Gaithersburg’s local hot spots to try some new brews. Here are the spots we visited, and what we tried:   Growlers Growlers, the first brewpub in Montgomery…