Travel Index

International Travel


Montréal: Twenty-four hours in Québec, with a pit stop at Ben & Jerry’s HQ.


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.



I packed in a lot during my first trip to Washington—and I liked it so much that I moved here. From a wedding among the vineyards of Walla Walla, to the city of Seattle—including Capitol Hill, downtown, Fremont and Ballard—and some amazing hiking and camping on the Olympic Peninsula, at Lake Quinault, Kalaloch and Hoh.

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.