I Love Fall in New England.

I love fall in New England. It’s been five years since I’ve been here through an entire autumn, and I’ve missed it all: the gradual blazing of foliage, walking across…

Cloud Gazing

I’ve always been a cloud gazer.  When I was younger, I spent my lazy late summer afternoons on my back in the grass, looking upwards. Sometimes with my sister, sometimes…

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…

In Honor of a Go Girl.

When I was growing up in the Adirondacks Mountains of upstate New York, my years revolved around two events: Christmas, and Grandma’s Summer Camp, an unofficial camping trip led by…

Kentucky Road Trip

It was the summer after my first year of college.  I had spent the entire three months working for the American Red Cross in my small county in Ohio and…

Roadtrip Finale

Traveling with two boys in a Honda Civic has its moments, but there is nothing quite like the hug you get from a friend you miss.  The three of us…

Hiking Cracker Lake

After a nearly failed attempt at making oatmeal by campfire, we geared up for a 12-mile hike to visit Cracker Lake.  All we knew was that it came recommended by…

Modern Day Covered Wagon

When I told folks that a week after graduation my plans included a two-week cross-country road trip with my boyfriend and his younger brother, ‘they’ told me I was crazy; …

Bonus Day

Last year, around spring break time, I was getting ready for a trip to the Keys to visit Grandpa and enjoy a vacation away from Boston’s grey skies.  Sun, relaxation,…

Jetlag

Jetlag By Megan After a long journey back to the USA from good old India, including a surprise layover in Germany (Surprise! I only ate two German pretzels, just two this…

You Can See The Stars

By Beth My friend Alessandro is visiting the USA for the first time while I am in São Tomé (see included picture; he is on the left). I met Alessandro…