One Day, Two Islands

Driftwood Beach
Jekyll Island, Georgia

After a spectacular day of exploring Savannah for my birthday, I was ready for some downtime on the beach. Unfortunately for me, winds were at around 25-30 mph and the sky was overcast on the first of my two planned lazy beach days, so instead of laying on the beach, I ended up just doing some exploring.

Continue Reading

A Birthday Trip to Savannah

Johnson Square Savannah
Johnson Square

Savannah’s always been on my list to visit, and I was excited for this Savannah birthday trip for weeks beforehand. Only having one day set aside to spend in Savannah made it tough to narrow down the best way to use such a limited amount of time, but pre-planning the first part of the day and leaving the evening open-ended worked out pretty well to get a good feel for this historic city without feeling rushed.

Continue Reading

I applied to Remote Year: Here’s what happened

I like to travel. A LOT. What I don’t like is traveling alone.

I had been unsuccessful for years at convincing any friends to join me on overseas jaunts, so I just never went. Fast-forward to May of this year when I finally took the plunge to travel by myself and meet up with a tour group in Europe, and it was the best trip I’ve ever had in my life.

Continue Reading

NYC Trip Day 4: Indy or Bust

An accurate depiction of how we felt in Newark airport at 2 am
An accurate depiction of how we felt in Newark airport at 2 am

I really wish I’d have taken some video of our late night/early morning airport shenanigans. Neither of us felt safe enough in Newark airport at night to really sleep, so we alternated running around the entire place trying to keep ourselves awake and trying to find quiet places to nap. We’d been awake for nearly 24 hours and had to power through a few more. 

Continue Reading

NYC Trip Day 3: The Jersey Floor

Another day, another line
Another day, another line

Another 5 am start, this time to stand in line for a chance to attend the TODAY Concert. The Tonight Show the night before and the TODAY concert now — it was a perfect way to round out our trip activities! A representative led to the back of the line and it was several blocks long at this early in the morning. I was not feeling good about our chances of making it into the concert, or, if we did, being able to actually see the performance from how far back in the audience we would be.

After about half an hour of waiting, fate intervened and we started chatting with the guy in line behind us, who, as luck would have it, had fan pass tickets. He happened to have two tickets and each ticket allowed one guest. My friend and I were nervous about getting away with being the “guest” since the guest portion of the ticket had clearly male names on them, but when the concert reps came by, they just took the pass and didn’t give it a second look. And then we were in!

Continue Reading