#RunningTo Weeks 39-40 in Review: Watkinsville & Athens, GA

The final two weeks of my road trip took me home to my parents and a smattering of old friends in the Watkinsville/Athens, Georgia area. It was a fitting end for a nine-month journey that took me coast to coast. A chance to recharge and refuel and reunite with some of the dearest people in my life. Enjoy these final images from the wandering year that was, and stay tuned for the next chapter yet to be! Ever have a bonfire […]

#RunningTo Week 38 in Review: Signal Mountain, TN & Stone Mountain, GA

It was a tale of two mountains in Week 38 of #RunningTo. First, Signal Mountain in Tennessee; then, Stone Mountain in Georgia. I blogged about the former adventure of a Valentine’s Day hike with my brother. I posted many pictures in that post, including the mile-long romantic/tragic trail of rock-graffiti. All in all a very lovely Valentine’s Day, indeed. Stone Mountain is a place I’ve visited many times as a kid, so I wasn’t necessarily eager to return. But then I considered […]

#RunningTo Week 37 in Review: Back to Alabama & Tennessee

I’M BACK. Back for another #RunningTo Week in Review, and back to some familiar paths once wandered. Last week, I conquered my quest for the Lower 48; this week, I decided to retrace some steps taken a few months ago. I surprised my sister at her engagement party in Alabama, and I finished recording my Struggle Central audiobook in Tennessee. From family to friends to Couchsurfers of yestermonth, the past week featured some fun reunions. It was one of those weeks that reminded me this trip has always been […]

#RunningTo Week 36 in Review: Savannah, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Brewton-Parker College

ONWARD. My road trip may be nearing the end, but I still found some places in the Southeast worth wandering. Week 36 rounded out my quest for the Contiguous 48. First up, Savannah. I can’t believe I’d never explored this city until now. The spooky/ethereal Spanish Moss trees make for some of the sweetest streets and city squares I’ve ever seen. LOVE Savannah. Next, I ventured further south to the Sunshine State, my first appearance here since #FlyingTo took me to West Palm Beach way back […]

#RunningTo Week 35 in Review: Columbia, Charleston, Hunting Island

Hey there, my wanderers! It’s time for another installment of my photographic review from the wandering week that was. My week started in Columbia, by far one of my favorite stops of this whole trip for the people alone. I had a strong connection to this obscure city from a friend in California, and it was awesome to connect those dots these many months later. I’ll miss everyone in South Carolina’s esteemed capital! From Columbia it was off to Charleston, a picturesque coastal […]

#RunningTo Week 34 in Review: Charlotte, Greenville, Columbia

Sweet Carolina. From North to South, I can’t escape. And I’m loving it. Week 34 of #RunningTo took me from the Queen City of Charlotte to a couple cities in that other Carolina to the south. Charlotte gave me some great views and, shall we say, eclectic restaurants. Greenville provided quite the artsy park. And then there was Columbia, the capital city with rivers and oversized fire hydrants. It’s been another wonderful week on the road. Check out my favorite moments from the wandering week […]

#RunningTo Week 33 in Review: Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Norfolk, North Carolina

Now that the holidays have come and gone, it’s time for me to reassume some familiar routines: namely, recapping the wandering week that was! Here’s what went down this past week — my 33rd on the road. I exchanged my family in eastern Pennsylvania for Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and it was gorgeous. The Chesapeake Bay has a thing for quaintness and crabs, and I wish I’d had more time to wander there. I reckon Eastern Shore springs and summers must be fantastic existences. I then […]

#RunningTo Week 29 in Review: Cleveland & All Over Pennsylvania

It’s time for my last #RunningTo Week in Review of 2014! I’ll be settling into eastern Pennsylvania for a two-week holiday hiatus. Knowing my family, I’m sure there will be a motley of photographic moments to post in the new year to come. IN ANY CASE, this past week of #RunningTo took me from Cleveland to all over Pennsylvania. Cleveland: known for its despondent sports teams and OH MY GOSH THE ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’ HOUSE. It was a grand old time in Ohio. Then, […]