Monthly Archives: July 2012

Penultimate ultralight travel day – reflections

Tomorrow I leave Boston and fly back to Seattle, ending a 12 day experiment in ultralight travel (combined, of course, with some lovely visits with friends and family). I have used everything I packed, except a bulky sweater. I have … Continue reading

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Ultralight Travel Part Deux

I’m a little more than halfway through my ultralight, go-with-the-flow trip to five cities on one backpack. So far, I’ve had all the flight, bus, and train problems you could ever want, including a flight delayed by 10 hours and … Continue reading

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Ultralight Travel

Tomorrow night I am taking the red-eye to Michigan (Flint, to be exact) to spend two weeks visiting family all over the mitten (plus a long weekend in Boston). As I’ve been packing, I’ve been attempting to use the principles … Continue reading

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Birthday Goals

I set two new birthday goals that both involve travel and adventure. For my 30th birthday (shockingly soon…) I want to see the Yukon Territory and Alaska. Inspired by landscapes like this:

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Silver Falls and the Grove of the Patriarchs

Last weekend, we went on a 5.5 mile hike on a beautiful sunny morning at Mt. Rainier. We started at Ohanapecosh campground and hiked up to Silver Falls, then further on to Grove of the Patriarchs and then looped back … Continue reading

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Canoe Trips

We bought a canoe! So far we have taken out on Elliot Bay, from Alki Beach, and on Lake Washington from Martha Washington Park. One of the first wildlife sightings was a harbor seal in Elliot Bay (then again in … Continue reading

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Consumption vs. Creation

Since the dawn of the written word, humans have been fascinated by journeys. The Odyssey, the New Testament, Faust… Journeys shape the human psyche, transform our beloved flawed protagonist into a creature of strength. I am processing my own journey … Continue reading

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