The Maryland Renaissance Festival

As the summer ends and fall approaches, what do you associate this time of year with? The leaves changing colors? Halloween? Almost time for Harry Potter movie-thons? Me? It’s Renn Faire season, baby! For the past decade, I’ve been using August-October as a chance to dress up in period costume, shout for guys wearing kiltsContinue reading “The Maryland Renaissance Festival”

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Sedona, Arizona – A Two-Day Guide

Continued from Part 1. Getting there You’re likely going to be coming in from Phoenix from the south via I-17. It’s a straight shot until you get to exit 298 which puts you on state highway 179, aptly called the Red Rock Scenic Byway. After spending the previous hour and a half plus going overContinue reading “Sedona, Arizona – A Two-Day Guide”

Sedona, Arizona – Arriving In The Desert

Rachel and I were a phone call away from moving to the southwestern United States in late 2019. The desert vibe really called to us and I love the heat. I enjoy when my face is melting off from the toasty warmth of the sun. When things fell through, we still kept talking about exploringContinue reading “Sedona, Arizona – Arriving In The Desert”

A Weekend In Charlotte – Pt. 1

Weekend getaways are among my favorite things in the world. I have always had a hard time staying home, whether it was a weekend from school when I was younger or my days off from work now. Realizing I had a weekend off (I work at a job that is open 7 days a weekContinue reading “A Weekend In Charlotte – Pt. 1”

QUICK READ: Driving from Maryland to Charlotte, NC.

For a quick weekend trip, we went down to visit some friends in Charlotte – it’s about a 6.5 hour drive from west-central Maryland where we live. The drive is mostly along one of my least favorite highways, I-81, but it wasn’t too bad for the way down. Starting from Frederick, MD, I can eitherContinue reading “QUICK READ: Driving from Maryland to Charlotte, NC.”

7 Ways To Have A GREAT Weekend In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a fantastic place to enjoy an extended weekend. Known for its raving sports fans and its historical significance to the founding of the United States, Philly can provide so much more and these experiences aren’t hard to find. Here are seven ways I recommend enjoying a short trip to the city of brotherlyContinue reading “7 Ways To Have A GREAT Weekend In Philadelphia”

Staying In A Historic Cottage Near D.C.

A brief history Consistently listed among the most expensive counties in the United States to live in, Montgomery County hugs the west side of Washington, D.C. and is home to many industry leaders, especially in the biotech field. You can find city shopping centers that rival any large metropolitan area and awe-inspiring skyscrapers that don’tContinue reading “Staying In A Historic Cottage Near D.C.”

Taking A Road Trip To Toronto – Pt. 2

Continued from Pt. 1 Despite dorming with seven other guys, it was pretty easy to get access to the bathroom. I took a shower, got dressed, and set off for some breakfast. The first thing I got excited about (I was a little too visibly happy about this) was all of the black squirrels runningContinue reading “Taking A Road Trip To Toronto – Pt. 2”

Taking A Road Trip To Toronto – Pt. 1

Having just returned from two multi-week trips to Europe, I was in full-on wanderlust mode and ready for more. I was binging some travel channels on YouTube one day when I stumbled across a few solo travel videos. I had never traveled alone before, mostly because of my innate introverted personality. Looking back at thisContinue reading “Taking A Road Trip To Toronto – Pt. 1”