Tag Archives: Travel

What I Carried: Packing for the Appalachian Trail

I mentioned in my last post that I was working on a more-detailed piece about my backpacking adventures in “The Whites” during July. Once I started writing, it was hard to stop. Rather than try to cram everything into one … Continue reading

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Travel Roundup Part II

Spring is in full bloom—finally! Each time I look out the window I marvel at the transformation. A few weeks ago, the trees stood brown and bare. The blooming bulbs with their vibrant colors served as the only signal that … Continue reading

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Travel Roundup: England, Part I

If you follow me on social media, you know that Brad and I traveled to the United Kingdom the last two weeks of February. For me, and I imagine many of you, part of the fun of traveling is the … Continue reading

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La Belle Province, par deux

Next week, our family will visit la belle province—otherwise known as “the beautiful province”—a nickname often used for Quebec. Last summer, Brad and I spent a week exploring Montreal, loving the  European-charm-meets-modern-city feel of the place. During our stay, we … Continue reading

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Road Trip Manual

Summer has arrived in full force on Long Island. The parking lots to the beaches fill before noon. The blooms on the hydrangeas are so plentiful that the branches droop to the ground, trying to bear the weight of the … Continue reading

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Part II: Some Travel Advice

In the weeks leading up to our Italy trip, Brad and I spent a fair bit of time planning and thinking about the places we wanted to visit. We also chatted with some friends who travel regularly to Italy. Being … Continue reading

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Part I: My Top 5 Favorites of Italy

I told myself I wasn’t going to apologize anymore. But, I must. The last post I wrote was in February, before the Italy trip. Two months have passed. So, I must apologize—especially if you have checked alwaysorange with any regularity, … Continue reading

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