Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11: Picacho Peak State Park, AZ > San Diego, CA

I didn't sleep all that well on this night, and awoke at 5:30 AM to use the bathroom, just in time to see the sunrise. 5:30 AM is, of course, 8:30 AM EST, so that makes a lot of sense. I tried to go back to sleep to no avail, so I just got up and started my day. This day would be the last day of heading westward. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10: Las Cruces, NM > Picacho Peak State Park, AZ

I awoke fairly early this morning, courtesy of some sort of aviary alarm clock and my biological clock still being on East Coast time. No matter, it would give me a head start on the day. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9: Dallas, TX > Las Cruces, NM

Texas is big. Anyone that has driven across the state knows this, but as this was my first time driving the long way (East to West) it really is huge. I've driven across the panhandle of Texas twenty years before and remember that it was a long way, this was even more so.

Before I set out to conquer the western half of Texas, though, I wanted to visit Dealey Plaza, home to the infamous Kennedy Assassination in 1963.

I was only about 12 blocks from the plaza, so after packing my car I hiked westward. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8: Memphis TN > Dallas, TX

After a great nights sleep, and a crummy "continental breakfast" (seriously, I've been to The Continent, and this is NOT what they have for breakfast anywhere in Europe...) I headed into Memphis proper to have a look-see.

I always love wandering around southern towns and cities on Sunday, because most people are in church the landscape is devoid of people, and traffic. Memphis was no different.

I had never been to Memphis before, so it was a treat.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7: Chicago, IL > Memphis, TN

One of the reasons I dislike the Spring season is the unpredictability of the weather. This morning was a prime example. It was 81 the previous night, so why would I think I would need anything warm on the following day?

Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6: Horseheads, NY > Chicago, IL

After a sporadic night's sleep, I had a good Dad-prepared breakfast and a good Mom-prepared fussing over while I packed the car.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5: Providence, RI > Horseheads, New York

This trip has been simmering for awhile now, and I finally decided to take the plunge and just do it! Where am I going? Everyone keeps asking me, and other than wanting to see the Pacific and Monument Valley, the rest is up in the air. So join me as I take off on another exciting adventure.

Monday, May 2, 2016

What do you want to see first?

Lima? Peru? Take a look here. (January 2016)

LA to RI road trip? Wander over here. (June - July 2016, under construction)

California and Nevada, click here. (September 2015)

If you want to see the first day of my trip to Philadelphia click here. (May 2015)

For Hong Kong click here. (January - February 2014)

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15: Lima, Peru > Panama City, Panama > Providence, RI USA

I'm glad that I spent the time the night before packing everything, my taxi driver called at 3:45 AM, just as I was stepping out of the shower.

The streets were deserted at 4AM in Miraflores.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

January 14: Lima, Peru

Finally, the only day on this trip that I wasn't going anywhere. Anywhere international that involved a plane, at least. Many people have asked me why I felt it was a good idea to go someplace far away for such a short amount of time. I don't have a great answer for that, other than I love to travel, and even going for such a short time would be such a thrill.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 13: Panama City, Panama > Lima, Peru

Today would be another long day, another plane ride and another new city. Two firsts would happen today for me. First would be a new continent, South America, and the second would be crossing the Equator!

I wish that I had enough time to actually sit and have breakfast at my apartment, but my taxi was waiting.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Janaury12: Providence > Boston > Panama City, Panama

Welcome back to Fernweh Again. Today we take you on a last minute trip to Panama and Peru! Several people that are close and dear to me had recently undertaken adventures (or were continuing on a years-long voyage) and I just couldn't sit idly and not go somewhere myself. After a few days of hunting for just the right ticket and itinerary, COPA Airlines was kind enough to offer perfection.

On a cold January morning, I headed to Boston to catch my flight southward bound.

Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 Recap

So, where did 2015 find me?


Only one other country:

Other achievements:

10 states in one day: