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Road Trip Diet: My Top 10 Roadfoods

Road Trip Diet: My Top 10 Roadfoods

Recently, I hopped in the car for a longish solo drive to a meeting in Western MA. While not technically a road trip, the familiar wafts of gas station coffee reminded me how much I miss being on the road! We all know what it’s […]

Sprouting Sprouts from Seed

Sprouting Sprouts from Seed

Here is a quick update on sprouting your own sprouts – it works! In about 3-4 days, the little sprout seeds grow into fresh sprouts – at a fraction of the cost of store-bought sprouts. Plus you can decide what sort of sprouts you’re in […]

Azores Part 2: Hiking + Swimming in the Azores

Azores Part 2: Hiking + Swimming in the Azores

This guide is broken into four chapters, outlining the best of our 9-day trip to São Miguel, the Azores, during mid-October 2016: PART 1: Getting Around  PART 2: Hiking + Swimming PART 3: Azorean Eats  PART 4: What to Wear in the Azores    Or […]

Azores Part 1: Getting Around

Azores Part 1: Getting Around

The Azores are an unbelievably beautiful set of 9 volcanic islands in the mid-Atlantic. This is a first-hand guide to São Miguel Island – lovingly known in the Azores at The Green Island, for its lush vegetation. São Miguel hosts the capital city of the Azores, Ponta […]

Packing for the Azores

Packing for the Azores

Download my new book, Sao Miguel, the Azores: A Traveler’s Guide for the complete guide to the Azores, including more about what to wear, hiking and swimming, Azores eats, and getting around. Why an ebook? Ebooks are a great way to find and access all the relevant information […]

Tent Life: the joys of island camping

Tent Life: the joys of island camping

Washburn Island in Waquoit Bay (Falmouth, Cape Cod) is one of my favorite secret hangouts. Accessible only by private boat, this island is uninhabited, except for 10 campsites and a park ranger. Amenities are few, as are rules. Each site has firepits with a grill […]

The Pacific Northwest! My Top 5 List

The Pacific Northwest! My Top 5 List

Wow! Nine days in the pacific northwest just isn’t enough time to do everything! Every beautiful hike / every brewery (and cidery!) / every swanky hipster restaurant … There is just too much fun stuff out there. The only drawback about the northwest is that […]