The seasons are starting to change on the Eastern Seaboard. The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom; but winter hasn't decided if it's fully done yet. But I love the coming of spring, with its promise of eventual summer. This time of year makes it easy to forget how quickly I complain about the heat and … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air
From my limited understanding, Saint Christopher is a popular saint among travelers (among many others). I've heard stories of travelers carrying Saint Christopher medallions or placing small statuettes on the dashboard as protection on a journey. I've never been particularly religious - we went to Midnight Mass a few times. But I've given this Saint Christopher … Continue reading An Ode (of sorts) to Saint Christopher
Have you ever walked (or driven, or whatever) past something regularly, on your normal route somewhere? It's easy enough to do. I do it all the time. When it catches my eye the first time, I'll think to myself, "Oh cool. I'll need to go check that out." And invariably I forget until the next … Continue reading Finding something off the beaten track…on the beaten track
Charles Bukowski once wrote a poem called Nirvana. I discovered it many years ago via Tom Waits reading it on his Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Saints album. I don't know what it is about this poem - but I've listened to Waits' recording over and over again, and like to pretend I've found some piece of it a … Continue reading Did you notice the magic?
I mean eggplant. I grew up a picky eater. My two most frequent requests when I was little were Kraft macaroni and cheese, and Jolly Green Giant creamed spinach (yes, those specific brands). I eventually grew out of it; I don't recall exactly when I realized that eggplant is not horrible, but it's now one … Continue reading An Ode to Aubergine
By now, you might have noticed something: I love Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I am infatuated. I am smitten. I have been for as long as I remember. With a few exceptions, I've gone to Rehoboth every summer since I was born. (And clearly, recently I've been going there in colder months, too. I just can't.get.enough.) … Continue reading Memory and Travel
The Cameron brothers are two of the smiliest, friendliest guys you'll meet in town. Their passion and their zen are enviable and infectious. Their passion (and their zen) is comfort food. Ginger-haired (and often ginger-whiskered) Hari runs the kitchen at a(muse); his younger brother Orion, with nearly-waist-length brown dreadlocks, is usually found bouncing around one … Continue reading A (Culinary) Tale of Two Brothers
It sounds counterintuitive to head to a town historically billed as “the nation’s summer capital” when it’s too cold to enjoy the surf, but Rehoboth Beach’s winter charm is undeniable. The town is increasingly populated post-Labor Day; there is more than enough to see, do, and eat to make an off-season extended weekend of it. … Continue reading Rehoboth Beach’s Best Kept Secret: The Off-Season
So yes, this is a travel blog, but I wonder if not all travelers are created equal. What I mean is - people just enjoy travel in different ways. This post is to lay out how I travel, and what kinds of posts you can expect here. If you're more of a package-tour traveler, that's … Continue reading Welcome, Parte Deux! (Laying things out a bit.)
Hello there! This is an attempt at rebooting/streamlining my travel blogging. Thanks for coming along! I love wandering. I love exploring a new place. I love being able to show someone a new place - or even a familiar place, in a new way. Hopefully this blog will be a way of doing that more … Continue reading Welcome!