Literary Massachusetts - The Ultimate Road Trip for Any Bookworm 1

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Growing up in Massachusetts, there are two historical legacies that loomed wickedly large in my adolescent psyche: witches and writers. My love for Salem and the aforementioned witches will be mentioned briefly in this piece, but below is an entire post dedicated to the charming seaside town – including a few spooks for good fun… […]

Literary Massachusetts – The Ultimate Road Trip for Any Bookworm

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As the colorful paper decorations flapped in the wind above my head, I couldn’t help but feel like I was home. I have been around the world and back again. I have experienced the culture shock that comes from food, from language, from bathrooms, and all the other things that we take for granted every […]

Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Mexico City – A Photo Journal

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Finding and Photographing the Abandoned President Heads Across the USA 3

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This story starts with Ozzy Osbourne. If you’re skeptical that the Prince of Darkness could somehow lead me on a multi-state search for larger than life president heads, I respect your inherent doubt, but promise it is true. Season 1, Episode 8 of Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour finds the two foul-mouthed British men standing […]

Finding and Photographing the Abandoned President Heads Across the USA

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When I say Salem, Massachusetts, you automatically think of the Witch Trials in 1692. It’s ok. I do too. Well, I did before this past trip. I wish I had the space and the capacity to give you a full rundown of the nuanced and complicated timeline of that year or so, but I don’t. […]

9 Things to do in Salem, Massachusetts

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Photo of the FLight 93 Memorila Field

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(Flight 93 Memorial visited April 29, 2017) Mrs. Reynolds hung up the phone and came back to where we were all sitting cross-legged on the floor. I remember it as seconds between the click of the phone and the words coming out of her mouth. But it must’ve taken longer than that. Unless she, too, […]

Stories from the Road: Flight 93 Memorial – Stoystown, PA

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If I could live in any fictional world, I will always pick Stars Hollow. Who doesn’t want to live in a small town with the quirkiest neighbors, the best bookshop and, of course, a diner with the perfect cup of coffee? Judging by the numerous internet articles listing all the ways to turn your Connecticut […]

Copper Boom – A Gilmore Girls Road Trip through Connecticut (And Beyond!)

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What You Should Know About Going to Your First Keystone Comic Con in Philadelphia 6

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Raise your hand if, when you think ‘Comic Con’, you get a mental image of Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory. (Obviously I can’t see you, but I am assuming there are plenty of hands raised out there…) Now, I know it’s bad to generalize, but come on. I’ll admit that’s the vision I […]

What You Should Know About Going to Your First Keystone Comic Con in Philadelphia

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State Guides are a collection of all the places, recommendations, things to do and other tips I have for that specific state organized by county/region. They will be updated as I continue to travel an explore. Relevant posts that offer even more details will be linked. When looking at Vermont on a map, don’t be […]

My (Always Changing) Statewide Guide of Vermont Things to Do

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BLog Cover Title that Says 5 Things to do in Watkins Glen

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Leading group trips has always been a dream service I wanted to offer at Dylan in the Details, but, honestly,  I thought it was way too early. I had all the excuses in the world as to why my platform wasn’t big enough, I wasn’t experienced enough, and I had no idea what people would […]

Your Weekend Guide of 5 Things to Do in Watkins Glen

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White Water Adventurers hosted me for a day of rafting on the Youghiogheny River, but all opinions are my own. For more information on sponsored posts (and how I only recommend what I truly love), visit my Work with Me page. A Note Before We Start It is worth remembering the Indigenous Peoples who were […]

My Guide to Rafting on the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, PA

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Ultimate Carry On Packing Tips and How to Never Check a Bag Again! 7

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Picture yourself at the airport. You’ve just gotten off the plane and are ready for a two week vacation in your dream destination. Walking through the terminal, you pass the baggage carousel just as that atrocious honking sounds, signaling the conveyor belt of bags is about to start. But you don’t pay any attention to […]

Ultimate Carry On Packing Tips and How to Never Check a Bag Again!

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Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing hosted Alex and I for a day of fishing, but all opinions are my own. For more information on sponsored posts (and how I only recommend what I truly love), visit my Work with Me page. The last time I went fishing, my pole was Tweety-Bird themed and I was seven. […]

My First Time Casting a Line with Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing

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