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Sometimes the best travel moments are the ones you never planned for. You can spend weeks researching and making itineraries for a trip only to stumble on an incredible experience by complete chance. I had one of those moments earlier this summer with my family on our way down to southwestern Colorado for a hut to hut trip through the San Juan mountains. We finally had our gear loaded in the back… Read More

If you’re wondering where my happy place was as Boston nudged past historical snowfall records yesterday, it’s on a sailboat with semi-functioning toilets, bobbing offshore of a tiny Indonesian island. That’s where I was seven months ago, when I brought two of my best friends to see the colorful, chaotic, splatter of islands that I’ve called home on and off for so many years. We surfed at Kuta beach, had cocktails at… Read More

Been thinking about these gorgeous waters a lot lately. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts on this incredible trip last summer! To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there? -Walt Whitman

The crisp wind whipping past me as I boarded my flight back to Boston was just one more jolting reminder of the thought I’ve spent all week avoiding: Summer is over. The last few months have been filled with grand travels and constant motion. Not once was it lacking in adventure, but as I descend into Boston, it feels as though it has barely been summer at all. Of course, the city… Read More

The best part of the day on Halong Bay: the sun is dipping behind the islands, casting this gorgeous hazy light. Read more here. “Sometimes it feels good to take the long way home.” — Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home  

A midnight sunset caught from the edge of my tent at our campsite in Höfn, Iceland. Read about all the glacier-exploring and rockhounding here. “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” — David Attenborough