This year, Jordan and I decided to head to Las Vegas to go clubbing, eat at a buffet, and see a show. We did 2 of the 3 things – we didn’t eat at a buffet but I’d love to try the Bacchanal Buffet next year. I vowed to make this short vacation good. I strangely have a hard time being on trips and having … Continue reading 2nd Annual Las Vegas Christmas Trip
Can we do this trip over again? Let’s bike to hotel hot tubs and drink with strangers from Pittsburgh for 4 hours again. Let’s play pool until 3am with lost souls again. Let’s go to another tiki bar together. Let’s eat Nashville hot chicken at a gay bar again. Let’s lay on a blanket in the park again. Let’s drive through Joshua Tree then make … Continue reading Palm Springs: Let’s Do It Again!
I spied Noon Lodge on the Instagram of California Through My Lens awhile ago and was stuck on the idea. A couple weeks later I booked it and was set for a trip to Big Bear. I’ve only been once a few years ago. Sadly, the pool was closed for the season but they had some lawn games, BBQs, Adirondack chairs spread about, a fireplace, … Continue reading 24 Hours in Big Bear
Meetings, paperwork, meetings, and… teaching. At the beginning of the week, especially Wednesday, I’m a mess. So on Wednesday, I put in a sub request and booked an AirBnb in Lake Arrowhead. …and immediately, I felt free. My mind felt free from my daily “teacher” brain and I dove into my library to find a book (The Secret Life of Bees) and started watching “The Haunting … Continue reading Solo 24 Hours in Lake Arrowhead
The Big Sur road trip is a bucket list trip for most people and I finally did it… in 3 days, so it was a lot to fit in. We started in Orange County at 5:45am on Friday and it took us 2.5 hours to reach Ventura to pick up our third. From there we stopped in San Luis Obispo’s Madonna Inn. It’s right off … Continue reading Big Sur Camping Trip
The last leg of my Northeast road trip was in picturesque Maine. Portland gave me the best photos from the whole trip. It’s a small city with a famous and delicious food scene and safe to say, my FAVORITE city on the road trip. Where I Stayed I stayed in South Portland in a cute home of creatives. It was almost a Cape Cod-styled home with … Continue reading Portland, Maine City Guide
I spent my 31st birthday in 2 countries: Canada in the morning and the U.S. in the evening. We arrived in Montreal the day before, greeted by one of the best looking men we had ever seen, the border guard. Liz and I never agree on men but we both like Justin Trudeau and the border guard. Maybe Canada is where all the good looking men … Continue reading Montreal City Guide