A Chronicle of Two Creatives

Adventures

Effective Exploration (Part 2): Moab and Beyond

Continued from Part 1. March 26, 2017 After the previous day’s dehydration and vomit debacle, I got some fitful, sub-par sleep in my car, parked at one of the many BLM campgrounds outside Moab, UT. I had a bike rental

We’re Moving to Seattle!

Swear words. Crying. Jumping all over and smiling until my face hurt. My first few minutes after getting the call were a fantastical blend of all the parts of me. After a few months of interviewing, I’ve accepted a position

From Pittsburgh to Paris

To travel is to be uncomfortable. It’s been part of every adventure I’ve taken, but each time, excitement wipes my memory of past discomfort and I end up surprised when every moment of a trip isn’t sipping wine on sun-drenched

Day-Hiking the Dolly Sods

Breakfast for us has always been serious business, and this morning was no different. Maura cracked a few eggs at our secluded car-camping site near Seneca Rocks, and we ate a hearty breakfast from a big Coleman camping stove. Usually

LEGOs as Art? Why You Can’t Miss The Art of the Brick

The first time I read the name Nathan Sawaya was on a press release, re-printed from a forwarded email and placed in my hands. His art exhibition in the Carnegie Science Center was one of the many things I had to cover

There and Back Again: Our Quick Trip to Washington, D.C.

We initially booked our semi-spontaneous trip to Washington, D.C. when we heard the original forecast for the cherry blossom peak. It happened to fall over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which kicked off Dave’s week-long vacation. What a perfect coincidence! After

Effective Exploration (Part 1): Solo Road Tripping Utah

I have an aversion to the idea of a “stay-cation,” and I tend to meticulously plan my trips down to a day-to-day itinerary. With two weeks off in early Spring 2017, I asked myself what I wanted to accomplish, given

Abandoned PA Turnpike Tunnels

It’s 3am. We rubbed the sleep from our eyes and hesitantly checked the temperature. 27F. Dave and I groaned quietly, but, too stubborn and adventerous to give up on our late-night lightbulb moment, we got up, made coffee & breakfast

What’s Whitsett?

In what now seems like the perfect expression of their personalities and relationship, Dave and Maura met analog-style. Sans dating apps. IRL. A classic rom-com meet-cute. Maura: I had been riding quite a bit that summer and was slowing working