Sitting at my desk in downtown Boston last Thursday, I was watching sheaths of rain hit the windows and wondering when June would feel like making an appearance . What I wanted was a bit of real summer. What I wanted was the mountains. Good thing I know a place for that- it just so happens that it’s halfway across the country. But what are homes for, if not to drag all… Read More

You forget how easy it can be to let the familiar holdings of your life become invisible to you. From the tree-lined streets you pass on the way to WholeFoods to the towering glass facades of downtown at rush hour, the city that you had once only dreamt of spending your days in can fade into the hazy blur of routine. Luckily, something will usually snap you out of this before too… Read More

Happy Day-After-Earth-Day! Seeing as this spinning ball of dirt hurling through the universe is the only one we can survive on (or at least, the only one that has chocolate, which is pretty much the same thing) I’m thinking that it deserves to be celebrated a while longer than, say, Talk Like a Pirate Day. Or Clergy Appreciation Day. Or National Date Nut Bread Day. All of which exist and are celebrated… Read More

Big thanks to Beers & Beans for spreading word about yet another awesome spring photo contest:  Explore.co.uk and Blacks‘ Explore! competition. Post some of your most epic travel photos as fast as you can to give the world a panoramic view of your wild life- and potentially win £2000 of adventure travel! (..can you guess what the 4 categories are?) Phew. That’s enough wordplay for one day. Check out my entries below: WildThe last thing you want to unsuspectingly… Read More

I always seem to get that unshakable travel itch in the spring. Something about the change of seasons makes the world around me feel so immense and undiscovered. Either that, or I am just trying with all my might to daydream my spring midterms into nonexistence.. Okay it’s definitely the latter- but here are a few places that have been keeping my mind occupied over the last week. 10. Climb the perilous… Read More

4 days in the radiant Colorado sun was about all it took for me to give up on weathering the East Coast winter and pray for spring. Though, living in Boston, I’ll settle for an extra hour of sun and a few days above 30º. I flew home last Wednesday for a quick recharge in the Rockies and was dying to get a little hiking in. Hanging Lake is an old classic,… Read More

Apparently I didn’t get the memo about kicking off my 2014 resolutions back in January, because here we are in not-so-early March and I am just getting around to making all those goals I’ll be ignoring for the next year. But in the spirit of better late than never, I’ve been tackling projects like working on my photo-editing skills in Lightroom, dreaming up some adventures for the summer, and picking up the… Read More

2013 brought me from the peak of the 2nd largest volcano in Indonesia to traversing glaciers in Iceland. It was a year of hard work- in class, on the search for an internship, and completing some of the most incredible treks of my life. With 2014 hours away, it all seems to be paying off. I have a lot to look forward to, and many moments that will be hard to beat…. Read More

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