10 Day Norwegian Road Trip: Oslo to Fjord Norway

I was sixteen the first time I visited Norway. As part of a European cruise I was on with my mom, we stopped at Flåm, Geiranger and Bergen. For an awkward teenager, it was almost two full weeks of being high on the exhilaration of realizing that the world is a great big place that extends…

Great Pond Trails

Maine has been freezing lately. (Yes, I know it’s Maine. And yes, I know it’s January.) But it’s been freezing in the sense that we had a beautiful white Christmas and then things immediately dropped to the point where no one wanted to be outside for any longer than it takes to run from the…

Four Days in Bergen

In the fall of 2016, Dan and I took a road trip from Oslo to the western part of Norway (to be finally written about soon!). A year later, it was a trip I was still dreaming about, so when Norwegian airlines had a Labor Day sale on flights from Providence to Bergen in October,…

Venice & Naples

Okay, so Naples is in the title, but full disclosure, “Eating in Naples” would be a more appropriate way to describe our brief visit to the city. Our flight from Venice left out of Naples, so after taking the train from the Amalfi Coast we had just enough time to arrive at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele…

Italy’s Amalfi Coast

My mom loves Italy. Anyone who knows her – or me, for that matter – knows that. She visits frequently, for several weeks at a time, taking language and cooking classes while exploring her way around the country. This spring I went to meet her toward the end of one of her visits. She’d been…

Maine Forest Yurts – Durham, Maine

As we made our way toward mid-June and still hadn’t been camping a trip to Maine Forest Yurts seemed like the perfect way to enjoy a night away without much effort. We hadn’t been before, but had received a gift certificate for Christmas and were eager to check it out. Less than an hour away from…

Driving up the West Coast

After Napa, we drove toward the coast, ending our night by setting up at a campsite in total darkness, which made for some incredible views as we opened our tent flaps the next morning to find ourselves surrounded by some of the biggest trees we’d ever seen. We were eager to hit the road, and…

Napa Valley Wine Train

Prior to visiting the West Coast, I was in full on planning mode when I came across the Napa Valley Wine Train. As luck would have it, the Wine Train was in the midst of hosting an Instagram scavenger hunt, a contest in which the winners would receive complimentary tickets for a ride through wine country.

San Francisco

Sometimes you spend weeks plotting and planning the perfect vacation destination, or you have an event to attend and you make a trip out of it, or there’s somewhere you’ve been dying to go and your plans are finally working out. Other times you have airline miles that are about to expire due to a…