Summers Are For Travelin'

Note: This post was first published on September 4, 2013, on my old blog.

This summer I fled New Orleans’ humidity and congestion in hopes of replenishing my soul with some country living and lots of driving. I needed a good old fashioned road trip–something I try to do every year but hadn’t gotten around to since December of 2011.

All in all, I put about 6,000 miles on my car, spent 7 weeks on the road, ate at least 20 packs of peanut butter crackers, was accompanied by 3 passengers for various amounts of time, spent most of my time wearing an Alabama Farmers Market trucker hat, visited 11 states (I think), and stayed in about 17-odd friends and family’s homes.

I spent my time between a pig farm in upstate New York, on the beach, at the Battle of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment, sleeping on couches, eating (yes, there was a lot of pork involved), collecting shells, appreciating tiny New England towns, and CONSTANTLY thinking about how cold it must be in [wherever I was] during the winter. You know what? It was totally awesome.

I’ll be posting a few blog entries with photos from the trip, but if you’re feeling antsy and would like to check out some photos that I Instagrammed along the way, you’ll find me at

As you can see, I got out of the South as fast as possible, then sort of meandered around the Northeast. I think I even missed a couple stops on this map…

And now a few of those Instagram pictures I mentioned…