Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nor Cal Dreamin'

When my all time BFF wanted to celebrate her dirty 30 in Cali, I obviously jumped at the chance to spend as much time in California as humanly possible because I love it there. So Keaton and I spent a couple of days bumping around highway 1 until we met the gang for a little wine country time.

We usually end up in So Cal so it was nice to visit the northern part of the state. I read some Henry Miller and Steinbeck to prep for the trip and I gotta say, I get why the bay area is so sought after. It's a magical place... Mountains, steep coastlines, mystical fog that comes in every evening; what more could you want?

I think we did as much as anyone can do in 7 days and I'm already starting my list of things I want to see next time.

Prepare for some major Phoverload (photo-overload)


Tuesday, August 14, 2018


For me, Maine is only "Vacationland" in the summer...

I don't like the snow and I don't like the cold (the south is choice for this reason...) but I do love my mom! So this summer I actually made it up to Maine TWICE to see her. Time with family + time on the coast is basically my all time combo. 

We spent some time in Sedgwick, Brunswick (all the wicks, I guess), and even drove out to Bailey's island to explore a little. The real bonus is that I can usually find flights to Boston (only 3 hours from my mom) for less than $100 round trip! #PTL

I even got to help my mom shoot a wedding while I was up there! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Do We Still Call It The Big Apple

My mom and I took our first official girl's trip. It was my first time every visiting "The Big Apple" and I had a list that was wayyyy too unrealistic for our 4 days in the city.

We did pretty well with the help of our dear friend and native, Marcy, who took us to some places I never would have found on my own! LOVE YOU MARCY!

I had such an amazing time! We had the best italian food i've ever eaten, I had lox and bagel for the first time, we went to the Brox Zoo (!!!), we did Sunday brunch, we wandered around the park, pretended we lived in SOHO, ate cronuts and macaroons, I even hailed a NYC cab by myself!

I can't wait to go back! I knocked a lot off of my list but put probably just as many things on it so... Isn't that how it goes! lol

Saturday, May 5, 2018

How I Travel On a Budget

I've had quite a few people ask me how I'm always traveling (it doesn't feel like I travel that much but I guess it's all relative).

While the answer to that is rather multi-faceted, I thought I'd go ahead and share a few of my tricks for traveling on a biologist budget because NEWS FLASH: biologists aren't typically wealthy individuals...but I do get a lot vacation, which helps.

So here I've compiled some of my favorite apps and websites, hope it's helpful!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Beach Bums

In only two weeks Keaton and I went coast to coast!! Gulf coast to Atlantic coast that is...

We got the chance to hang out with friends in Tampa and then we hit Myrtle Beach because I was presenting at a conference.

I think sunshine is a drug because I'm addicted to it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


The final installment of photos from our trip to Spain. It always really feels like it's over once I've finished editing the photos.

That's the awesome thing about photographing your adventures, you get to re-live that moment whenever you want and really extend the vacation (which, let's be honest, we all want vacation to last as long as possible!).

Anyway, Barcelona was sort of cold and rainy while we were there and it was still magical! If you're planning a visit, I suggest avoiding most of the commercialized tourist traps (La Rambla for example, what a nightmare...) and stick to the historic sites.

The old stuff is where it's at!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday's Tune

Man, it's been a while since I shared any music on here. I used to do a lot of that!

Keaton and I have both been jamming pretty hard to this Lo Tom album. It's TW Walsh, Dave Bazan, and Trey Many and Jason Martin from Starflyer 59.

It's a solid rock album. You can listen to the whole thing on YouTube if you don't have a streaming subscription!

Overboard: Lo Tom

Happy Tuesday!