Weekend Wanderings: Washington, DC

I’d like to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming, namely, me slowly but surely completing my recap of my travels to Istanbul and Cairo, to pause for a moment, and update you on a little weekend wandering I’ve done recently! It has taken me quite a long time to get around to writing about it (more…

Weekend Wanderings: LDW on Cape Cod

I never think to take photos when I’m home (to be honest, I’m not really a photo person, and taking them is always a conscious effort). But home is just it, it’s home. To me, it’s ordinary, fairly unchanging, a normal place that I deeply adore, but a visit there is none too remarkable. I…

Weekend Wanderings: Manhattan and the Hamptons

A couple weekends ago, a close friend from grad school came to the US for a visit. One of the highly anticipated visits of the summer. Because my Stateside grad school friends are scattered across the East Coast- I live in Boston, our other friends live in DC, and yet another in NYC, we once again…

Weekend Wanderings: Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH

Big family weekend at my aunt and uncle’s house up in New Hampshire, on Lake Winnipesaukee this past weekend. All my siblings managed to get time off from their summer jobs before my younger brother goes off to college next week, and my cousin and her new husband are on their honeymoon in the US…

Weekend Wanderings: Portuguese Festival in Provincetown, MA

In the spirit of sticking to my 25 for 25 goal of taking advantage of local culture and travel opportunities, last weekend I went home to Cape Cod and took a day trip to Provincetown for the annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. Provincetown, a tiny spit of sand on the outer tip…

Weekend Wanderings: New York

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a big fan of taking little weekend trips closer to home when bigger adventures are out of your reach and your budget. Last weekend, I went to New York to visit some of my friends from grad school- incidentally, all of whom landed on the East Coast after surreptitiously…