“Travelling – it gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” – Anonymous When I read that on the way home from a truly awesome month long journey around the United States, I got chills from realizing how much this one quote described my exact … More The Art of Travel Recovery
The urge to get back on the road has grown even stronger as the sunny days of summer call me to the road yet again. Nostalgia, in its typical way, has been begging me to plan another trip like the one now 8 months past, and it’s been making me reconsider some of the things … More Cross Country Part 2: What I Would Change
This is SUCH a good recipe from @igmeals. It’s vegetarian, but can easily be made vegan with a parmesan cheese substitute. The seasonings can be changed to whatever you like. Being a lifetime Marylander, I love Old Bay on everything, so I use a mix of Old Bay, Garlic Salt, and have tried this with … More Honey BBQ Roasted Artichoke
Hiking along the Monocacy River in Frederick, Maryland, I was reminded of how much of these natural places we take for granted. It seems to happen even more when they’re a 10 minute drive from our homes. It was 65 degrees and sunny, the perfect hiking weather in my opinion. But it was also mid-February. … More Monocacy Battlefield Trail
Richmond, Virginia, or “RVA” as locals like to call it, is a mixture of everything any city has to offer. The arts scene, food, shopping and nightlife are as varied as the people who call the 63 square mile city, which winds over and around several rivers, home. And, like any city, the best way … More Artsy Adventure in RVA
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley Failure is one of the hardest things to talk about, mainly because we’re conditioned from birth to … More About Failure
What you think are “essentials” are things you most likely won’t need. Making a list of everything I thought I’d need was definitely a good idea, but as the days went by I realized I was only using maybe half of what I’d brought with me. The rest was taking up precious space (something … More Top 7 Things I Learned From A Month On the Road
I finally finished packing the last of the snacks, and then it hit me. I was leaving for an entire month. WHY DID I EVER WANT TO DO THIS? The social anxiety in me freaked and skyrocketed. All kinds of thoughts raced through my head, and all I could picture was somehow ending up homeless … More The Road West
The 1300 mile trip from Maryland to Texas in a Jeep Wrangler got me thinking. How can we make the trip as environmentally and economically friendly as possible, while still having fun AND not adding too much time or cost to the trip? I started mentally taking notes during my daydream time in the passenger … More Ways to be Eco-Friendly on your road trip!
So first of all, I have to admit, I’m not much of a drinker. The couple of years I had with alcohol in college were probably enough to last a lifetime. However, I still enjoy the occasional night out and drink every now and then, and I get probably more excited than I should be … More Summer Fun Drink!