Pleasant View Wildlife Sanctuary

Berkshires Getaway

Traveling is in my blood, so it’s been a strange experience to be grounded for more than a year. Well, I haven’t been totally grounded. I saw my family in September, and Allen and I have done a few local one-night stays. Last month, we headed a couple of hours west to spend the night […]

Fushimi Inari trail map

A New Year?

We’re 11 days in to the new year, but it doesn’t feel like a new year. It feels like a continuation of 2020: B-A-D bad. I might want to go back to 2020, actually. Well, before January 6, I kicked off the new birthday list with a trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto, Japan. […]

Ponyhenge

Ponyhenge

2020 is almost over. This year has been hell on Earth. I’m tired, sad, angry, grieving…as I’m sure many of you are. As I look back, I’m trying to hold onto the fleeting moments of joy I stumbled upon amid the wreckage of pandemic life. Ponyhenge cannot help but be a joyful place. Along a […]

Hammond Castle Museum

A Castle on the Ocean

Allen and I spent a night in one of my favorite places, Rockport, MA, in the fall. We had our share of anxiety about traveling during the pandemic, but we were careful and spent most of our time outside. There were torrential rains on the day that we left, yet we still wanted to see […]

Russell Orchard's lilac wine

Flowers + Wine = ?

Allen and I made it to Crane Beach at the very end of the summer. Every trip to this beautiful beach calls for a trip to Russell Orchards, since it’s en route to the beach. Russell’s has a farm store with produce, baked goods, gifts, ice cream, and a large section of its own fruit […]