Denver (13)

In the spring of 2013, after embarking on numerous road trips and seeing most of the continental United States, I moved to the Mile-High City, living first in Parker with my cousin and her family while trying to find a teaching job before finding a spot of my own. Like Austin, it took a, Read More

SXSW 2012 (3)

I first moved to Austin shortly after graduating from college in 2008. It was my first big move. The first time packing up my all my belongings and driving across the country to live in a new state. Having never been to The Lone Star State, I knew very little about it besides Hollywood, Read More

Birmingham, Alabama (19)

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast—you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. —Eddie Cantor I thought my road-tripping days were over, but the road wasn’t quite finished with me. I had survived my tour in Saudi Arabia, came back, Read More

Duluth, Minnesota (5)

On the way out of Glacier, I gave my pass—still good for a few more days—to a stranger. The next leg of my journey was kind of a wild goose chase. My mom’s maiden name was Pryor and somewhere in Montana lay the Pryor Mountains, a place my 97-year-old great grandfather had visited years, Read More

Glacier, Montana (42)

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I blamed a bad case of the Edwards Luck for the long queue of traffic slowing my entry into our Northern Neighbor. It seemed that all of the other lines, Read More

Oregon (7)

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert Sometimes it feels like I just can’t stand still or stay in one place longer than a year. I managed about fourteen months in Denver, teaching at a public school, before deciding it was time to, Read More

New York (17)

Gettysburg: another civil war site and another disappointment. More of an outdoor museum than anything else, it was just more statues, cannons, markers, and memorials signifying an important battle. The scenery was idyllic, but nothing to write home about. History, for me, has always come alive more in books, movies, or TV shows, than, Read More

Washington DC (44)

Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. ~Ibn Battuta From Tupelo, I had a 400-mile drive to the Chattooga River, Georgia, where in the morning I had a white water rafting trip booked. The drive was peaceful and quiet through the rest of Mississippi and Alabama before hitting some major, Read More

New Orleans

A man travels the world over to find what he needs and returns home to find it. —George A. Moore I thought Austin was going to be my home for the next few years. I had cheap rent close to the city on South Lamar and was living with my best friend. But life, Read More

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The real voyage of discovery consists in not seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~Marcel Proust It was a cold, snowy, mid-October day when I exited Yellowstone for good. I stayed a night in West Yellowstone, Montana, population 1,271. From there, I continued west through Idaho on my way to Portland, a, Read More