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Craters of the Moon National Park

The first time I went to Craters of the Moon National Park I was 4, and I earned my Junior Ranger badge. The second time I went to Craters of the Moon National Park I was 19 on a cross-country adventure, and it was the perfect stop between Boise and Yellowstone. Craters of the Moon is…

Cross-Country Road Trip in 9 Squares

Last month I drove across the United States from Oregon to New York with my friend Matt. Side note: he’s been begging to be written about since last year (apparently one dedicated post and a handful of other mentions weren’t good enough for him!!). Sometime in the middle of Wyoming he turned to me and said, “Does…

First Visit to Michigan

“Before we go, look at how hilly it is.” “Okay.” “And then look how flat it gets on the drive.” And off Matt and I went to Michigan, where it was indeed much flatter than hilly Ithaca and seemingly everything was made of brick. I only had 36 hours in Michigan before flying home to Portland, and I…

Boston in Snapchat

Now you’ve seen my spring break trip to Boston through Instagram and had an in-depth look at the Museum of Fine Arts and the North End. But there’s still a lot from my trip that I haven’t discussed: watching Teletubbies at my sister’s co-ed fraternity, seeing NFL Patriots Jordan Devey and Bryan Stork reading aloud…

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston pro tip: the Museum of Fine Arts is free on Wednesdays after 4pm. And while I’m not a huge fan of art museums, I love getting a good deal–and free is a very good price. My sister and I aimed to be at the MFA right when the discount began, but life happens and by…

Boston in 7 Squares

I recently got an Instagram (@victimtocharm, if you have one!) and I recently traveled to Boston. Those things are related, since I began orienting myself to the new social network by posting a daily photo of what I was up to during spring break. Here are the highlights: View this post on Instagram Next stop: #Boston. #travel #train…

New York City

I spent fall break in New York City, and it was nothing short of incredible. Each time I visit the city (this trip marks my fifth experience in NYC), I try to discover something new, which means I don’t stick to midtown Manhattan. I’d rather spend two hours taking the subway to a different borough than simply…