Tag: travel

What I’ll be doing for the next 2 weeks

What I’ll be doing for the next 2 weeks

Last night I experienced the poverty that is The Empty Refrigerator Before Long Trips,

which is why for dinner, I selected items from the almost-gone/almost-expired menu: hummus with the rest of the bag of chips, a cheese stick, some pepperoni, the end of the granola with the last of the milk, and a coconut water/Emergen-C cocktail.

And the butterscotch blondie my kind neighbor gave me as a snack for the plane.

It was a unique dining experience, but a good one.

In other news, for those of you who have asked what I do when I travel with CURE, I … Continue reading

The day I met Kevin and Amazing Raced through JFK

The day I met Kevin and Amazing Raced through JFK

flying

Before I wax poetic about all things Dominican Republic, let me tell you about two moments that set the tone for the trip.

On Tuesday, I was scheduled to fly from Harrisburg to Detroit to JFK to Santo Domingo. To some, this may sound like an unfortunate loop of travel, but to me, this was paradise. I love flying. I love airports. The more the merrier.

My affection for airports was proven as soon as I landed in Detroit. I was making my way to the gate for the second flight of the day and was on the moving walkway … Continue reading

Closer than they appear

Closer than they appear

Travel Season

My travel season adventures have officially come to a close. It was 8 weeks and just shy of 8,000 miles on the road, and I loved every minute! Lots of people have asked whether I’m glad it’s over or sad it’s over, and honestly, I’m neither. I soaked up every ounce of travel freedom, spending hours in a car that works (!) while playing Christmas music and talking with God and stopping every 5 miles to refuel on coffee. But I’m glad to be in one place today, not navigating multi-lane highways or standing behind a table in a gymnasium … Continue reading

There is, in fact, a Room 464

There is, in fact, a Room 464

Let’s huddle up and discuss one of the funniest and most pathetic moments of travel season thus far.

Last Friday I had driven hither, thither, yon, and yonder – from near Canada to New Jersey – and had finally arrived at my hotel for the night. Not wanting to take multiple trips back and forth to the car, I loaded up like a pack mule and headed inside. To paint a picture: backpack, overnight bag, laptop bag, purse – which contained, among other things, a travel mug, a blender, and a bible – rolling bag, and my dinner from Panera. … Continue reading

Seven Things to Chat About

Seven Things to Chat About

Oct Collage

1. This week is my truck driver week of travel. I started at home (near Albany) made a pitstop in Canandaigua, then Rochester and Buffalo, then Herkimer, then Watertown, then down near NYC, then PA. To complete the truck driver analogy I stopped at a Wegmans along the way and picked up enough exciting new and beloved old items to consider it a sizable cargo haul, which brings me to my next point.

2. Favorite Wegmans haul: Way Better Snacks Pumpkin Cranberry Chips, Angie’s Holidrizzle Dark Chocolatier Sea Salt Kettlecorn, P28 Bagels, and the Chuao Ravishing Rocky Continue reading

10 Things Driving in NYC Taught Me About Life

10 Things Driving in NYC Taught Me About Life

NYC Driving

I’ve been driving in NYC quite a bit lately for college fairs and high school visits. In fact, I’m headed down there again just as soon as I wrap up this post and pack and shower and run out the door. And even though I have more miles on my driving record than most experienced truck drivers, I’ve never spent an extensive amount of time driving in New York City.

While I still maintain that driving in Dallas or on any highway in Maryland is just as stressful, driving through NYC is a unique experience. So much so that … Continue reading

10,000 Reasons

10,000 Reasons

Remember my travel list on Monday? It was so nice. I eat healthy breakfasts! I workout! I laugh and sing and am strangely content at all times!

Fate seized the opportunity to take my list and make a mockery of it, which is what all of you may have wanted to do when you read it to begin with. This week saw my well-composed travel life and raised it to new heights of ridiculous. And it wasted no time in getting started. This round of crazy began promptly on Monday morning – or rather, unpromptly on Monday morning.

Let’s … Continue reading

For the Road Warriors

For the Road Warriors

 

Between working in Admissions and going on road trips of all kinds, I’ve put in quite a bit of time on the road. And while I’m more than happy to hit the road anytime, anywhere, for any length of time, I know there are lots of people who don’t share that level of enthusiasm for living out of a suitcase away from any sense of normalcy. I totally get that. However, I’ve picked up a few tricks of the trade that aren’t all that clever, but aren’t all that difficult to implement, either. Here are a few travel staples … Continue reading