The World Wanderer

"Not all those who wander are lost." JRR Tolkien

Lessons Learned by Not Leaving the Country.

New post: Lessons Learned by Not Leaving the Country. #travel #ttot

It’s official, summer is over and the first day of autumn has arrived, at least in the Northern hemisphere. The kids are back in school, the leaves are just beginning to change, and pumpkin spice is in everything from cornbread to beer; my favorite season is upon us.

Fall is coming

Still, as in love with autumn as I am, its arrival has confirmed that for the first time since 2009, I stayed in the country for…

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Walking to Rhode Island’s Highest Point.

New post: Walking to Rhode Island’s Highest Point. #highpoint #outdoors #adventure

Hiking Rhode Island’s highest point before the end of the summer was not my original plan for Labor Day, but after a rough hike to the highest point in Massachusetts, I made a change in my plans. I wasn’t quite ready for Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield, so instead, I decided to take on Jerimoth Hill.

Rhode Island's highest point

Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island’s highest point, stands at 812 feet and is a bit different than the high…

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Climbing to the Highest Point in Massachusetts.

New Post: Climbing to the Highest Point in Massachusetts. #outdoors #adventure

For me, hiking has always been a form of therapy. There’s something different about the world from inside the woods. Problems don’t seem as big, worries don’t seem to matter, and the world is silent, except for the sounds of animals going about their day. For me, hiking is peaceful, at least that’s how it usually is. My experience climbing to the highest point in Massachusetts was the complete…

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Climbing to Connecticut’s Highest Point.

New Post: Climbing to Connecticut’s Highest Point. #outdoors #adventure

Ever since I was first introduced to the world of hiking a few years back, it has become an obsession of time. I find myself craving more time outdoors, taking time to enjoy nature and climb mountains whenever possible.

Round Mountain

Most recently, I’ve attached a goal to my love of hiking: to hike to the top of all of the high peaks in the United States. Any chance I have a free weekend, I find myself…

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Climbing New Jersey’s Highest Peak.

New Post: Climbing New Jersey’s Highest Peak. #hiking #HighPoint

Over a year and a half ago, I climbed Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York state. It was no easy feat, especially in the snow, but it was an accomplishment that inspired me to attempt hiking the highest peaks in the United States and as many as I can abroad. While, I am not sure I’ll ever want to summit Denali or Everest, I would like to at least attempt what I can, starting small and…

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An African Elephant Photo Essay.

New Post: An African Elephant Photo Essay. #WorldElephantDay #gogrey

For as long as I can remember, elephants have been my favorite animal, which is why in celebration of World Elephant Day, I have decided to showcase a few of my favorite photos of the African elephant from my time in Africa two years ago.

My first African elephant sighting in Botswana did not occur in a National Park, but instead right on the street. We were on our way to Chobe National Park,…

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15 Inspiring Quotes About Nature.

New Post: 15 Inspiring Quotes About Nature. #quote #outdoors

The more I’ve traveled, the more appreciative I’ve become of the magic of nature and the great outdoors. I have climbed mountains and sand dunes, camped in the wilderness, and immersed myself in the world while traveling, and now I am trying to do the same at home.

At one time, I dreamed of life in the city and saw no real use for nature. However, over time, I have realized the importance of…

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Where to Drink and Dine in Puerto Rico.

New post: Where to Drink and Dine in Puerto Rico. #travel

What I loved most about Puerto Rico was that it was an island with culture, and along with that culture came delicious dishes and drinks. Sure the beaches and beauty of the island drew me in immediately, but what made me really fall in love with Puerto Rico were the people and the food.

Dining in Puerto Rico

I have almost too many restaurant recommendations for the island, and that proves just how satisfying their…

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Music Monday: August.

New Post: Music Monday: August. #songs #lyrics

In July I decided to make my Music Monday posts once a month on the first Monday of each month. I will pick ten songs that are my current favorites and list them here for you. If you have any suggestions, feel free to send them my way, I love learning about new music, especially from around the world.

For You by Angus and Julia Stone
I’ll tell you, what you already know. If you love me, with all…

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Finding the Perfect All-Natural Deodorant.

New post: Finding the Perfect All-Natural Deodorant. #beauty #travel

The more I travel and see the world, the more I begin to care about my impact on it. Since I have started traveling, I have started to implement small changes in the way I live my life. I try to cut back on what I need and live with less, but I also try to buy and use products that are more friendly to the environment. It may not make a huge difference, since I am only one person, but I’d like to…

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