I met you in Texas…

One of my favorite aspects about traveling alone is the opportunity provided to meet people. Whether I’m on a bus, in a restaurant, writing at a cafe, or wandering down…

Home Without Walls

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” – Maya Angelou Making friends has never been difficult for me. I tend to gravitate…

Tomorrow is Another Day

Headed out for a late night of Washington D.C. clubbing, you’re well dressed in a short skirt and fancy new shoes. Suddenly appears a young, out of breath woman with…

Amarillo skies

The road was my home away from home for two months. Everything I owned went either into storage or to friends and family. I packed necessities into the back of…

Homecoming and Humble Pie

When I started this journey across the country, I had grand plans to “rush slowly,” controlling the impulse to push the speed limit and trying to appreciate even the boring…

The Water of the Gods

I could literally feel my heart growing with gratitude. I remember thinking it was going to explode out of my chest. I was completely drunk off of the atmosphere at…

Driving through the Desert

My not-quite-a-week in California was hectic and filled with a genuine desire to see all of the people I have missed over the last few years. But as I hit…

Wishlists

I’m sure that 90% of people reading this are the same as me and that somewhere hidden safely away (so as not to be a constant reminder, but equally a…

Product Review: My Vacation HD

I have never been a first generation adapter of anything. My iPod is five years old, I don’t have a smart phone, and I only joined Facebook in July. The iPad was the exception to this rule. Light and easily transportable, it was the perfect piece of technology for someone moving to a foreign country and not wanting a lot of baggage.

Merry Christmas and a Car Window

It’s Christmas Eve and my first one with a guest in tow. Marvin is excited to be spending the holiday with my family, yet uncertain about what to expect. But…

We Are Travelers

I gotta hand it to him: my boyfriend hates mornings, and he sleeps in every second he can (well into the afternoon, sometimes), but if he has to get up…

Road Trips: Making Maps of Memory.

There’s a lot to hate about road trips: hours and hours seated in the same position,  the possibility of flat tires and overheated engines, the threat of being squished by…

Zion National Park

Zion National Park was only a few hours drive from our last camp at Cathedral Gorge State Park.  We were concerned we wouldn’t find a camp site, even though it…

Cathedral Gorge State Park, NV

July 31st In our travels of the west, we are seeing amazing works of art made possible by Mother Nature.  From rock formations that are millions of years old to…