travelling outside your age (or, an ode to my cool aunt and uncle)

my aunt jane and uncle dave are legends. they grew up in the 50s and 60s and have a million stories from high school in pasadena, california. surfing, playing in bluegrass bands like the smooothies, the heady early days of the rose parade, smoking in the mountains, seeing steve martin with an arrow through his …

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old friends and the wild atlantic way

this weekend, i have been enjoying a few days in ireland's west with an old friend over visiting from boston. in addition to trying (perhaps unsuccessfully) to recreate the types of travel adventures i got into on my very first forays abroad to ireland in my early twenties, we did get down to the business …

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restored taftsville bridge, vermont

rediscovering new england (trip report, part 3)

in the first two parts of this series, i have revealed a few things. in part 1, we learned that megan had another life as a horse trainer. in part 2, she revealed the dirty secret that she is part texan. here is the revelation for part 3: many years ago, i was a resident …

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