I hope everyone has been having a wonderful weekend!
I’m taking this time to get organized for August: I’m headed to Chicago for Lollapalozza with some friends Thursday, then Denmark, Germany, Russia, Estonia and Sweden for a last-minute family trip for two weeks. Now that I’ve finally packed for both, I can move on from nerves to excitement. I have a feeling the next few weeks will fly by!
Here’s to the week(s) ahead 😉
After almost two months of traveling every weekend (Maine, D.C., Maryland, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey (LBI), Connecticut, etc.) this summer, I’m finally taking a weekend to relax and recuperate at home.
Apologies for my delay in blogging aside, I’m excited to get back to a writing routine, despite a couple more trips ahead (Annapolis/D.C. to visit family and Megan who just moved there – yay! – Chicago for Lollapalozza and then Europe and Russia for a last-minute family vacation).
You can see this weekend was absolutely necessary. Only movie marathons and stops to our favorite Hoboken brunch spot allowed.
If you couldn’t tell from Instagram, most of my summer has been spent traveling (sorry, readers!) with most trips being their own unique adventure in under 48 hours or less.
Not that I’m complaining, but it can be grueling at times. My apartment is littered with weekender bags, half-unpacked and various bits of laundry.
Luckily, back in January, I planned a trip to my favorite island (Nantucket) with a handful of good friends for a mini vacation filled with sun, lobster rolls and rosé.
Since I’ve only been to Nantucket once, I was finally able to go see/do some of the things that I’ve had on my bucket list for a quite a while – from watching the sunset at Madaket beach or visiting the 18th century houses in Sconset to exploring Cisco Brewery (I love that people bring their dogs there!) or sailing along the island.
Honestly, it was one of my best trips to date.
And, don’t worry, but I’m working on a travel guide as quick as I can 😉
I have so many spots to recommend, especially with the help of the people we met there who gave us guidance along the way. On the way to dinner one night, my group was even given a ride to Millie’s from a talkative stranger who gave out as many tips about the island as he did life advice.
Coincidentally, our dates fell over both my friend Kelly’s and my birthday, so we were able to celebrate both in style – mine with a sailing adventure and summer BBQ.
The boys on our trip took advantage of our grill, so if we weren’t eating out, we were grilling salmon, swordfish and clams. I think one of my favorite memories is of all of us eating our home-cooked meals together in the backyard of our beautiful Airbnb.
My birthday was nothing short of this, and in addition to the day being filled with fun, I loved Matt and I’s tradition of surprising each other at midnight with birthday gifts. I have to give him credit for part of why the trip was so special to me – even though it was his first trip to the island, he took to it like a fish to water and made sure everything was enjoyable for me and the group.
26 was a great year, so 27 will just have to live up to it!