The Dutch Adventure, Part One: Haarlem, Tourist Kitsch, and Sandy Treks

Hello Bloglandia! I'm back! And yes, I'm completely aware that you probably didn't even notice I've been missing for the past couple weeks, but that doesn't make me any less "back" from my first European adventure in three years. Three very long years. First Stop, Haarlem with Two As Anyway, I won't go into the … Continue reading The Dutch Adventure, Part One: Haarlem, Tourist Kitsch, and Sandy Treks

The Big Island, Part 2: Beaches, Gods, Guard Cats, and an Election

Hello Bloglandia, I hope you're ready for some brain-sizzling tropical sun and energy-draining heat, because it's time for the second part of my Hawaiian "adventure". Now, before we jump into this second part of the First Vacation in Far Too Long, if you missed Part One and want to see how we ended up in … Continue reading The Big Island, Part 2: Beaches, Gods, Guard Cats, and an Election

The Big Island, Part 1: Volcanoes, Lava, and an Eerie Hike

Hello Bloglandia, Well this is weird. I'm writing a travel post. After how long? After two and a half pandemic years, which is about three thousand years in what-it-feels-like time. Now, before you start questioning your own reality, yes, I was supposed to be going to France this April. I did not got to France … Continue reading The Big Island, Part 1: Volcanoes, Lava, and an Eerie Hike