Spring Break: the Best Time To Visit Mount Rushmore

When’s the best time to visit Mount Rushmore? Spring break! While spending the 4th of July (or any other part of your summer vacation) visiting Mount Rushmore might seem like the perfect, quintessential American vacation idea, the Black Hills tend to be hot and crowded all summer. Save yourself. Go in the…

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2017 in Review: My Best and Worst Travel Moments

2017 in review. Wow. 2017 was a big year for me! I quit a job a hated. I quit a job I actually liked, but took too much time away from my writing. I started eating better. I stopped eating better. I went on a lot of trips. In 2016,…

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An Iguana just Bit Me! (and Other Costa Rican Disasters)

My recent girls’ trip to Costa Rica was a beautiful disaster. It was my first time traveling to a non-European country as an adult and was the perfect storm of just enough under-planning, language barriers, physical weakness, and random accidents. But I still had the time of my life. Here’s…

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4K for Cancer Review: theBikeDyke’s Riley Smith Traversed the USA on Bicycle — Twice!

The 4K for Cancer is as intense as it sounds: 4,000 miles, coast to coast, to raise money for a cure. Riley (from theBikeDyke) and I met our first year at Mount Holyoke College through Project: Theatre, a student-run organization. We were in multiple plays together during our time there,…

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What’s it like to Attend a Texas State Society Inaugural Ball?

I went to the Black Tie and Boots Texas State Society Inaugural Ball in January 2017. Here’s what happened: Texans are my favorite kind of people, so it’s a good thing I spent inauguration eve with nearly 10,000 of them. I’ve gained a little weight since college, so my red…

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