Category Archives: Adventure

Montmartre | Paris, France

In August, I took one weeklong vacation that felt like three distinct trips. I spent the first few whirlwind days in Paris with my family; then, I jetted—or, more accurately, rolled—off to Barcelona via high-speed train, where I spent a few days each with two dear friends. All the while, I was snapping my way […]

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En Français | Montréal, Québec

Un jour, quand nous dirons: “C’était le temps du soleil, Vous souvenez-vous, il éclairait la moindre ramille, Et aussi bien la femme âgée que la jeune fille étonnée, Il savait donner leur couleur aux objets dès qu’il se posait, Il suivait le cheval coureur et s’arrêtait avec lui, C’était le temps inoubliable où nous étions […]

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Portland(ia)

Portland, Maine is a city where lobster fishermen greet the dawn at the counter of Becky’s Diner, and where businessmen stride purposefully through the streets—businessmen, that is, whose rolled-up sleeves reveal an armful of tattoos. It’s the kind of city where you can smell the salt air at every turn, and where cresting a hill […]

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