2020 is already going to be one of my most exciting years yet! My first, full calendar year out of academia, I’m hoping to exercise some of the freedom that I have now and learn to adapt to the freedom I used to have in school. But most importantly on my list, I’m hoping that this year contains a lot of travel and a lot … Continue reading Lots to Look Forward to in 2020
I have never gone to a Pride celebration before this summer. Frequently, I barely miss it, living too far a drive from any towns that host parades or other celebrations. And there was the summer I lived in Atlanta, which has Pride in the cooler month of September to better accommodate outdoor festivities. This year, it’s like I had a stroke of opposite luck- I … Continue reading My Time at Boston Pride
June has always been my favorite month– probably because of my birthday. But also because usually, Maine in June is a really magical time. It’s usually just beginning to feel warm, since Maine spring is often cold and rainy. Farmers markets are getting started, and people are breaking out their sun hats and getting ready to go upta camp. In the first two weeks of … Continue reading The First Two Weeks of June
It’s easy to speak about Les Claypool exclusively in hyperbole. My childhood is populated with memories of Primus songs heard from behind my older brother’s bedroom door. When I started listening to them for myself last year, it was because I was in a six hour painting class every Friday morning, and something about the funk-metal group caught my attention again, sending my into a … Continue reading The Claypool Lennon Delirium in Toronto, ON
Before our last year of college, my roommate Cassandra and I decided that we would finally spend a spring break together. We invited several of our mutual friends and starting looking for holidays, and realized that the most cost effective and least planning-intensive type of vacation for us to go on would be a cruise. I was pretty skeptical about this idea— in my mind, … Continue reading The Norwegian Gem Cruise — Time on the Boat is What You Make of it.
If there was anywhere on my trip that I truly fell in love with, it was Antigua. There was something about this island that I thought was just fantastic, and my experience there was borderline perfect. No other place that I went to on my cruise (except maybe Puerto Rico) has me this excited to go back, and nowhere else am I that glad to … Continue reading The Norwegian Gem Cruise- Antigua
What spring break cruise is complete without time spent on the beach. We had scheduled for three days of beach time during our adventure, but once we had our first one we discovered that it was probably better for our group to spend a little bit less time baking in the sun (most of us were already sunburned when we got to our first beach … Continue reading The Norwegian Gem Cruise- Beach Time on St. Lucia and St. Thomas
My spring break cruise on the Norwegian Gem included time on five different islands. Early on during the planning of our cruise, when I was still skeptical about how much fun I would have, the amount of islands that we would visit was what got me through the times when I was doubting more than I was looking forward to the adventure. And the time … Continue reading The Norwegian Gem Cruise — Puerto Rico and St. Martin