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…

How I Like to Travel vs. How Travel Blogging Wants Me to Travel

This article was supposed to be a Weekend Wanderings post about my visit to Manhattan this past weekend. Last weekend, I posted a bunch of photos from my Labor Day Weekend back home on Cape Cod. They were beautiful to look at, and I enjoyed reflecting on how picturesque my home is, but as I said in…

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…

How to Maximize Your Entry Level Vacation Time

Getting your first “big kid” job is an exciting time. All of a sudden, someone is paying you more money than you’ve ever had in your life along with a suite of mysterious “benefits” like healthcare, 401K’s, commuter benefits, and other fun things that you aren’t quite sure what to do with. Among this list…

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…

The Packing Diaries: Four Days in Philadelphia

One of the biggest pre-trip questions is always, what should I pack?! I love packing, and am always striving to pack lightly. There are lots of reasons to pack lightly. My constant attempt to pack minimally is partially derived from the fact that I seem to only have weekender and “pack all worldly possessions for…