Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Mt....

4th Feb, 2014

  For years, my aunt has tried to persuade me to move to California. Her tactic has been repetition of the state’s numerous glittering qualities. “We have the beaches, and…

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

16th Jan, 2014

– Joshua Tree National Park is about a 90 minute drive from Palm Springs, which is totally fine is you are over the age of 2, but kind of a…

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Scenes From In and Around Rittenhouse...

3rd Nov, 2013

– One thing that has always struck me about the northeast United States is how many darn town squares there are. You can’t walk more than a few blocks without…

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The Miami Beach Botanical Garden

1st Jul, 2013

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden was a bit of a disappointment. – Having grown up in Florida, I can tell you that all manner of strange things grow in that…

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The English Garden, Munich, Germany

1st May, 2012

– The English Garden (or Englischer Garten, for those of you who insist on showing off the B you earned in high school German class) is a massive public park…

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Keeper of the Plains statue, Wichita,...

6th Sep, 2011

“We’re taking you to the Keeper of the Plains,” I was told, and there was little elaboration after that. “Okay,” I said. “And the Keeper of the Plains is …?”…

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The Highline Park, New York City...

30th Aug, 2011

I love New York. I’ve visited enough times that the magic, really, should have worn off by now. I’ve gotten horribly lost on the subway (I once ended up in…

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