Nantucket view

Cape Cod: An Overindulgence of Seafood

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. One of the greatest parts of traveling is trying the local food and drink. You can learn a lot about a place by the menu items they specialize in. Cape Cod was no exception to this learning opportunity, and I caught on very quickly that seafood defines the East Coast region. From lobster tails and oysters to clams and haddock, I tried everything from the sea that I could – and loved it.

Despite a few wrong turns and car arguments, our family trip to the Cape in July went off without a hitch. Ferry rides to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard provided me with the chance to be by the ocean, explore new beach towns, and pop in and out of different local shops. Provincetown was as eclectic as I was told, and I had some of the most delicious coffee paired with an oceanside view.

Every time I travel, I always think in the back of my mind that I should carry around a notebook, a la Joan Didion, and jot down what I’m feeling and experiencing in the moment. But, distractions come at me by way of my constant photographing, and words get placed on the back burner.

Until the day comes when I’m serious about channeling my inner Joan, I’ll let my photos do the talking. Let’s face it. They do a better job of showing off my trip than my words ever could.

Hyannis, MA



Places Visited:

  1. Rendezvous Cafe & Creperie
  2. Common Ground Cafe
  3. The Shack Out Back
  4. Trader Ed’s

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Tavern on the green golden hour

NYC Restaurants: Two Places to Get Boozy in the City

If there’s one city that I’ll always jump at the chance to travel to, it’s New York. There’s just something about the constant hustle and bustle, the glow of the billboards and shop signs at night, and the gusts of wind that blow up from the subway grates that excite me to no end. There seems to always be new things that I discover every time I make a trip, and that’s probably why I keep coming back time and time again.

New York City rooftop view
Rooftop view of New York City taken during my second weekend there.

So for two weekends in a row last month, I ventured into the city with my study abroad roommates for much anticipated mini reunions. Since leaving Prague in May 2015, we’ve made it a point to see each other whenever the opportunity presents itself. Right now, we’re averaging a reunion every six months, and I think that’s pretty good considering two of them live out west.

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