Category Archive: travel

How Was the Food?

That’s the second question most people have asked about my recent Japan trip. (The first is “Was it crazy expensive?” and the answer, surprisingly, is no.) In a word, the food was fantastic. When… Continue reading

Japan Trip!

As promised, full pictures from our recent trip to Japan. We went to Tokyo (with a day trip to Hakone) and Kyoto, and spent a night at Koya-san, the center of Shingon Buddhism.… Continue reading

The Busiest* Intersection in the World

I’ve been absent from blogging the past few weeks for several reasons. One of them: I spent 10 days in Japan! I’ll post more photos from our trip, but here is my favorite… Continue reading

Matilda on Broadway

I bought tickets to Matilda the Musical in May, and finally saw the show on Saturday night. I have a really strong attachment to the story: It was my first favorite book. All of Roald Dahl’s… Continue reading

Camping at Lake George

As part of what’s now officially an annual summer tradition, Mike, Jon, Jamie, and I spent a weekend camping in upstate New York. This year we drove to Lake George. It was a… Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Camping

In honor of the camping trip I’m planning with Mike and our friends Jon and Jamie, here’s the first time I ever set up a tent: It was on our wild west road… Continue reading

Pacific Northwest Trip: Ending in Vancouver

Pacific Northwest Trip: Seattle in 10

Pacific Northwest Trip: Portland

This summer’s adventure: Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Mike and I have been talking about a Pacific Northwest trip for as long as we’ve been traveling together, and we finally made it there! At… Continue reading

Virginia is for Lovers (and Bears!)

Mike and I had planned to spend Memorial Day weekend in Portland, Maine. But the weather forecast for the Northeast was dismal, to say the least. So instead we headed south, to Charlottesville,… Continue reading