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What do you get when you add a stressed out college student with less than two months to graduation and a week off in March? A spring break spent writing cover letters and updating resumes. So while I skipped the spring skiing and beaches this year in favor of, you know, not having a post-grad meltdown, I did manage to squeeze in a weekend in Portland, Maine. At a brisk 30 degrees,… Read More

This time last year, and the year before that, I was writing packing lists and counting down the weeks until my flight left for Iceland. I’ll be missing this crazy land of volcanoes and glaciers this summer, dried fish and snow in August included- but I won’t be sitting around eating Skyr and moping.  No, I’ll be getting ready for a family hut trip through Colorado’s San Juan mountains. The family that summits 14ers together,… 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