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Wanderlusting: Love Locks

“True love stories never have endings.” ~ Richard Bach Symbolism¬† Locks are symbolic for many reasons. They are solid, all but impermeable without a key. You have to make a concerted effort to break a lock, and even then it isn’t easy unless you have something like bolt cutters. And who walks around with those? Because of their impenetrable nature, ….

Wanderlusting: Bridging Brooklyn (and Central Park) Part Two

“Brooklyn’s good. Brooklyn’s funky. Brooklyn’s happening.” ~ Waris Dirie Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Saturday dawned way to early, even for this usual morning gal. Originally we were going to do sunrise on the Brooklyn Bridge. But thanks to our ten mile trek and Mother Nature deciding her hot flashes were over, we caught an extra hour of snoozes and hoped it ….

Wanderlusting: Bridging Brooklyn

“I remember perfectly my first trip to New York, when I was on the bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan, when I saw the skyscrapers. It was like an incredible dream.” ~ Diego Della Valle Friendship This past weekend, I had a dear friend come visit for what was basically a forty hour take the city (or rather Brooklyn by storm). ….

Wanderlusting: Pumpkin Picking

“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.” ~ Kristin Armstrong¬† Where are you Autumn? (Why can’t I find thee?) To soon? Bonus points if you know what song I just quoted changed. While Autumn is taking the slow meandering ….

Ode to Summer Recap

“Good-byes are hard, but life is about changes.” ~ Patty Loveless Unofficial End of Summer It is hard to believe that here in the US the official unofficial end to Summer has arrived: Labor Day. For me it ended a few days early, when I headed back to New York on Wednesday, bidding adieu to the White Mountains where I ….

Foss Mountain

“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.” ~ John Lubbock New Discoveries While I grew up in the White Mountains, even having moved away it seems like I am discovering new beauties and treasures to explore every time I go home. There is always a new mountain to hike ….

Cranberry Isles

“My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean.” ~ Nina Arianda Blue Hill My friend had an appointment early Saturday morning that she couldn’t change in Blue Hill. It isn’t on MDI, but is still a coastal town. While she went off to her appointment I went exploring. There was a race going on and I stopped to ….

Back to MDI I Go…

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson This past weekend, I traveled the 155 miles from my hometown in New Hampshire up to Mount Desert Island to see my Mertwin, Tiffany. I had literally been looking forward to this trip ….

Wanderlusting: Old City

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust Philly Philly is a delightful smorgasbord of old and new which is shown in the stunning melding of it’s architecture. Since I had explored the commercial side of Philly the day before, I could not wait to visit the Historical District which ….

Tips and Tricks to Tickets From the Jetsetting Blonde

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” Rosalia de Castro Jetsetting Blonde With all the frequent flier miles I have racked up, I get asked a lot about what my wanderlusting secrets are. There isn’t an exclusive club, or a hidden password to travel ….

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