A Summer of Field Trips

This summer I decided to do a summer of field trips.  I currently live in Lancaster county Pennsylvania, but I’m not from here.  This means that I didn’t grow up exploring all the local history and beauty around here (obviously).  I decided that I would stay stateside this summer (as opposed to my wild ride…

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Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

11 years ago this week I boarded a plane to Honduras.  I was 18 years old, 2 months from my high school graduation, and a little smarty pants.  I had been to Honduras once before for a 10 day mission trip and had “fallen in love” with the country.  Well, that’s what I thought anyways. …

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One Last Summer Hurrah: San Diego

Today is Wednesday, my last day of summer vacation.  Which means, last weekend was my last weekend of ‘summer’ (in teacher terms, of course).  It’s important, as an educator, to use my summer breaks well because I don’t have the liberty of deciding when my next break will be.  Fortunately my friends Jenn and Shannon…

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Meeting in the Middle: Pittsburgh

Last October my dear sister Vanessa turned 25 and it was decided that this was worthy of a little celebration, so I drove west and my female family members drove east, with the exception of my sister-in-law, as she was weeks from her due date.  With all this driving, we met up in Pittsburgh.  My…

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Baltimore by Day

International travel is my favorite, but sometimes I think I need a trip and I don’t have a whole week or $1K to spend. That’s when I’m glad I live in eastern Pennsylvania. One of the best things about eastern PA is it’s proximity to other places. I live 5 minutes from the toll road,…

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