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Carved by a thousand years of glacial waters, Fjaðrárgljúfur is a site to behold. The precarious trails lead you out over blue waters on canyon walls that more closely resemble sheep trails than actual walking paths for humans- but the vertigo is worth it for a view like that. “I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let… Read More

Some places never really leave you. Iceland is one of them. Once you’ve traced the jagged ice of its glaciers, or watched the midnight sun graze the horizon, you’re a goner. Even after you’ve touched down on familiar soil, gotten that weird camped-for-too-long stench out of your sleeping bag, and slept in your own bed, Iceland lingers with you. I’ve spent two summers there now, and have travelled the Ring Road twice,… Read More

Well, it turns out that no amount of stubborn denial and refusal to pack can actually stop a great vacation from coming to an end. The day to go back to real life arrived without my consent, and here I am back in Boston. I did miss the city, and am so excited for all the things to come- but it’s never easy leaving my mountain home. There’s something that happens when… Read More

I must be craving the familiar, because 2014 drew me to the places I’ve known and loved before. I have a bad habit of dismissing the places I’ve been for the pull of the unknown- countries I’ve never been, cities that are a mystery to me. This year taught me that no two trips are alike, and that the places you thought you knew can and will surprise you. I returned to… Read More

Shot during a crazy sunny snow storm yesterday. Perfect day to stay inside and listen to too much Christmas music. “I was born with a reading list I will never finish.” – Maud Casey

It was an awesome treat to roll up to a campsite this beautiful after spending too much time stuck in the city. Would definitely recommend the Crawford Notch Campground to any New Englanders looking for an autumn adventure! Read about my weekend in the woods here. “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” ― John… Read More

When you start having dreams about stereochemistry and the reproductive cycle of plants, you know it’s time to give yourself a break. After a brutal lineup of midterms last week, I got my break by getting out of Boston for the weekend- and thank god. There is nothing like trying to light a fire on a freezing cold morning to make you forget all the mundane stresses of college life. So four of… Read More

There’s nothing like waking up, rubbing your eyes, and unzipping your tent to this sight. I miss it all the time. Stay tuned for more about my second trip to Iceland! “There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.” — Richard Proenneke