Like last year, I did another Parks in Focus trip to Chiricahua National Monument last weekend. This isn't the most famous landmark in Arizona by a long shot, and it's definitely out of the way, but it's honestly phenomenal, especially as a weekend trip from Tucson. Not only do you really get away from the city,… Continue reading How to Spend a Weekend at Chiricahua
Hello to everyone reading this! For those of you who have read my blog for a while, things probably look a bit different. That's because I'm shifting focus and making this a bit more of a traditional travel blog. Previously, I've mostly been summarizing what I do and sharing pictures, but I realized that I… Continue reading Tucson Botanical Gardens
So it's been a while since I've written a blog, but here's a quick digest of the last few weeks. First, I went to Saguaro National Park and Tumacácori National Historical Park with Parks in Focus. And, of course, there was the dance showcase on Valentine's Day, the Tucson Rodeo, and the freak snow this… Continue reading February Digest
It's been so nice the past few weeks to come back to the sunshine and warm weather of Arizona. Sure, I still have to wear a sweater in the morning, but it's nice not to be bundled up and/or shivering all day. I got back into my volunteer routine with Parks in Focus last weekend… Continue reading Sunshine in Winter
Last Thursday, I arrived at the Pittsburgh train station at about 10:30 p.m., and at a few minutes past midnight, my train left the station. I had the excited feeling I always get on trains when they start that light rocking that means you're on your way. Although I had a sleeper cabin and knew… Continue reading The Midnight Train Back to School
As someone who enjoys literature and art, I’ve read quite a bit about Paris to learn more about the history of such things (quick recommendation: The Judgement of Paris by Ross King and When Paris Sizzled by Mary McAuliffe). However something the books never explained was why it was always Paris, and while there were… Continue reading Paris!
This past week was my fall break. Since Thanksgiving isn't really a French holiday, the fall break comes about midway through the semester like spring break would. So, about a month ago, I booked myself on a tour through some of the capitals of Central Europe - not speaking German, it wasn't the best idea… Continue reading A Tour Through Central Europe