Hiking Smarts Mountain, New Hampshire

Campsite on Smarts Mountain

Last Sunday Caroline and I went on another hike. It’s already been three weeks since our last hike, up Franconia Ridge and to the summit of Mount Lafayette. It was about time we headed out again. The weather wasn’t as good as last time though. It was a chilly afternoon. Grey clouds covered the sun and a strong northerly wind made it feel colder than it actually was. Some small rain drops fell down occasionally. It … Continue reading

Deep Thoughts on Travel Blogging

Travel Blogging

I’ve been thinking. When I started my first blog, back in 2010, it used to be just a blog. It was a platform that allowed me to share my thoughts and experiences with friends and family. That’s what most blogs are in the first place. I didn’t have a schedule; except for a personal Facebook profile, I didn’t have any other social media accounts; and blogging certainly didn’t require much of my time. I wrote when … Continue reading

An Updated Travel Wish List

Mount Mansfield Summit, Vermont.

When I came home from Australia in the summer of 2011, my head was filled with all these new travel ideas. I even wrote down a list of the ten things that I wanted to do at some point in my life. By now I have checked a couple things off that list and although this list still applies, my priorities have shifted a little bit. For example, I still want to travel from Moscow … Continue reading

Hiking Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire

Fall foliage in the White Mountains.

The first weekend of fall was spectacular here in New England. Temperatures rose to an incredible 80°F (27°C) and there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky. Fall foliage was peaking (and still is) and New Hampshire’s White Mountains were pretty much overrun with so-called leaf-peepers. We, of course, were there as well. It would’ve been a shame to pass up weather like that.