Broadway boogie woogie

(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — Why am I treating New York City like an attractive ex-boyfriend? I can’t really figure this out. Here I am in one of the most interesting places in America, and something is holding me back from really digging in and loving it. The city is full of pungent smells and bright [...]

Looking back: More of Maine in pictures

After I fell on some rocks, I sat here and licked my wounds. Acadia National Park.

Portland's littlest DJ.

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park.

This all I had really wanted to see in Maine: Ocean.

In the Maine sticks, literally. Acadia National Park.

This was no fourteener, but I thought Cadillac [...]

I do

(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — Since I left, I have been re-reading John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charlie like a bible. I have been taking in the pages slowly, five or so at a time, while treating them like mini lessons on travel, writing and life. According to him, while you’re on a trip, you don’t really [...]

So close to New York

(Somewhere in Pennsylvania,  headed to New York City) — Of all the surprises I have come across on the East Coast, this one might be the most shocking. My $18, two hour bus ride comes with an internet connection. What? I’m happily shocked, caught between wanting to update my blog and staring out the window [...]

Providence through a haze

(Providence, R.I.) — Please forget everything I wrote about finding the beauty in being sick. I take it back with all the strength I have (which is about as much as might belong to a shy kitten). I’m sitting in a Tim Horton’s in Providence, Rhode Island, and there is so much going on around [...]