Adventures in Oregon: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

'The desert, when the sun comes up...I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.'-Tom Hanks One of the hidden gems of Central and Eastern Oregon is the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. That an area like this exists is remarkable! The (free) park is actually three locations, Sheep Rock, Painted Hills, and … Continue reading Adventures in Oregon: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Adventures Down Under: Fiordland National Park and the Doubtful Sound

'Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ... There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.'-Rachel Carson Visiting the Doubtful Sound (and the Fiordland National Park) was … Continue reading Adventures Down Under: Fiordland National Park and the Doubtful Sound

Living Furiously

I am getting ready to head Down Under for 16 days! This is by far the furthest I've ever been out of my comfort zone and I couldn't be more excited and more terrified. I spent Friday night seeing Hamilton (finally!!!) and it was wonderful. I feed off the energy in NYC. I have said … Continue reading Living Furiously