Travel Index

International Travel


  • Montréal: Twenty-four hours in Québec, with a pit stop at Ben & Jerry’s HQ.
  • Squamish and Vancouver: In my recap of the highs and lows of our first seven months in Seattle, these first two ventures into British Columbia were certainly among the highs.
  • The Canadian Rockies: Our first trip to the Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta included our engagement at Lake O’Hara (!); a return to Lake Louise, almost three decades after my first childhood visit; and a gorgeous, leisurely drive up the Icefields Parkway. The next summer, we returned to Lake O’Hara for an astoundingly lovely honeymoon.


An early-September week in Split, with day trips to Brela Beach, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the island of Hvar, and the waterfalls of Krka National Park. Plus, a bit of pre- and post-vacation musing.


Photo-walks through the Marais, the Rue des Rosiers, and Montmartre; and Paris at its most classic.


An amazing hike at Montserrat; equally breathtaking indoor scenery at the Sagrada Família; and walks with a friend around Barcelona.

Domestic Travel


Family, friends, and those ubiquitous Kardashians in Los Angeles.


A backpacking trip through the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness; milking goats and searching for UFOs in Buena Vista and Hooper; and a spectacular walk through Great Sand Dunes National Park.



A long weekend spent winding through the Red River Gorge, Lexington and Louisville.



Unexpected Turkish delights, and fun with midshipmen, in Annapolis.


New York

  • Brooklyn: Distance running on Coney Island, Israeli brunch, and more outdoor space than I thought existed in NYC.
  • Northville: A holiday-season getaway to the Adirondacks.

North Carolina

Strawberry-picking (and a whole lot more!) with a wonderful friend in Raleigh-Durham.


This road trip around the state covered lots of ground: a family reunion in Portland; waterfall and desert hikes; a love affair with trail running in Bend; a chilly visit to Crater Lake; and the scenic route back up the Oregon Coast.

South Carolina

A post-election, pre-birthday trip to Charleston.


A spontaneous long weekend in Austin, full of barbecue, bats, and breakfast tacos.



West Virginia

An artillery demonstration, lots of uphill hiking, and Halloween at Harper’s Ferry.


  • Milwaukee: A beer-themed jaunt via Amtrak to ring in 2016.
  • Willoway Farm: An off-the-beaten-path camping trip, plus bunnies.

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