Author: Alicen Hutcheson

Orenda Spring at Saratoga Spa State Park

Orenda Spring at Saratoga Spa State Park

She was a favorite spring of mine before I even saw her. Orenda. The name alone drew me to her. Her. I don’t think I’m alone in giving the springs personification. Sputtering in rage with uncontrollable outbursts She. Fierce yet long-suffering with Endless patience the mother of tufa never-ending. A sensory delight. With various vantages,…

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Four Days in Ireland

Four Days in Ireland

I have a wistfulness to go exploring. Daydreaming about castles. Thinking about past travels. Just happily reminiscing. I always get caught up in the details. Because of this, writing about a specific experience often gets lost amongst other ideas roaming around in my endlessly wandering mind. I’ve jotted down memories and tried to organize my…

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Seven Mountain Summit Hikes

Seven Mountain Summit Hikes

When I first started writing about my adventures back in 2014, I made a random list of hikes I had done in the mountains called, “Eight Northeastern Mountain Hikes.” I never seem to have enough time to write about all the different places I go and lands I get to explore. This being the case,…

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Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes State Park

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” George Carlin Time stood still as we walked around the lakes. It was difficult not to stop and stare. With every step another wonder! The Colors! looking down, farther down past the trees trunks strewn…

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Reykjavík, Iceland

Reykjavík, Iceland

Oration MMXVII – A music festival giving me the perfect opportunity to see Iceland! If I had a single photo from the festival that was good, I’d share. The fact is, I am not good at taking photos of bands live. Normally, I try my best to enjoy the moment and the music. Instead, I…

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Olana

Olana

Frederic Church and Olana “Olana was the home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Church’s great talent was recognized early in his life. By age 20, he had his own studio and was a well-known artist. He traveled extensively in North and South America, recording the wild natural beauty of the New…

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Natural Stone Bridge & Caves

Natural Stone Bridge & Caves

I started writing about the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in October, 2016. A few months ago, I had a dream that I had lost my souvenir pin and I had felt panicked in my dream. I revisited some photos and realized that I had tons of information already typed out about my adventure with…

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