Across the USA

Boyfriend of the Year

22 February 2014

I was sure I would never do it. Never get married, never give up my independence. But life, it seems, has other plans for me. “Never” should now be replaced with “imminent.” I made the “never” decision after I got out of college, after I had traveled to South America on my own, had lived […]

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The Great American Road Trip

18 August 2013

Nearly 20,000 miles has taken us from Alaska to Maine to California, and through a fair bit of Canada. We’ve dipped our toes in the Atlantic and in the Pacific, but we’ve spent most of our time in the mountains and around the lakes and streams both near and far from the coasts. We’ve been […]

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The National Park that didn’t want us

1 July 2013

First, our fire wouldn’t stay lit. We were cooking foil dinners, Brian’s favorite camping meal, over the fire that night, our first night in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but the “fire” was still just smoke. Two separate attempts to start it left us with coals, but not much flame. We even went to the […]

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Adventure on the Alaska Highway

8 May 2013

We left Girdwood in a snowstorm. We figured it was appropriate, since we were driving south (eventually) and were planning on leaving the North and its weather behind for a while. The car was packed to the gills with all of our worldly possessions–except those left behind in my sister’s garage–including our camping gear and […]

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L.A. and P.C. (Park City, that is)

4 February 2011

I go to Southern California to visit my relatives. I lived there myself until I was in junior high, when my family moved to Alaska, and I have considered myself Alaskan—as opposed to Californian—ever since. So it’s to see my family that I go to SoCal, not necessarily to have a “travel” experience. My cousins […]

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