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Montreal Adventures

Montreal Adventures

Quebec, Canada Twenty years ago, I never would have imagined myself learning French! I began learning French towards the end of September (2018), hoping to gain a better understanding before heading father north in Quebec than Montreal. You can visit Montreal without previous knowledge of French because the city is famously bilingual, speaking both French and…

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Historic Congress Park

Historic Congress Park

The mineral springs are by far my favorite thing about Historic Congress Park, but there are many other features in the park worth seeing if you’re in Saratoga Springs, New York. The park is situated in the center of downtown, between the Saratoga Race Course and Broadway, so it’s fairly easy to just happen upon…

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Two Nights in Helsinki

Two Nights in Helsinki

What a whirlwind Helsinki was. I have tried to figure out how long we spent in the city timewise, but I get lost somewhere between sunrises and time zones. Travel Day Another red eye flight. May 15, 2018 – The day  began with a long drive to get a ride, to catch a bus, to…

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April Adventures & Explorations

April Adventures & Explorations

My April began in Montreal. Then I got sick, which led me to watch some of my favorite movies. Fight Club. Always gets me thinking. Tyler Durden asks the question, “If you were to die right now, what do you wish you would have done?” This question began to roam around recklessly in my mind.…

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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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Yaddo

Yaddo

Yaddo Mansion September 29, 2016   A History of Yaddo The property on which Yaddo stands originally housed a farm, grist-mill, and tavern operated by Jacobus Barhyte, a Revolutionary War veteran who fought at the Battle of Saratoga. Many well-known writers of the 1830s and 1840s dined at Barhyte’s tavern, among them Edgar Allan Poe.…

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Frognerparken (Frogner Park)

Frognerparken (Frogner Park)

Vigelandsparken (Vigeland Sculpture Park) A fantastic display of sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) within Frogner Park known as the Vigeland Installation. “The Vigeland Park is the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round. The…

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