Georgia: the coast

The coast of Georgia is littered with more barrier islands, and after having such a wonderful experience on Hunting Island I was excited to see more. Outside Savannah I spent a day exploring Skidaway Island State Park, which is on the intracoastal waterway and has trails going through marsh, salt flats, subtropical forest, and all […]

South Carolina: Hunting Island

I spent two nights camping mere steps from the beach on this beautiful island, and totally recommend it to anyone looking for a stop at any time of year. What a find! Totally worth being the first place I’ve paid to sleep so far on my van trip. I did cheap out a little, though, […]

Maine southbound

I was excited to hear that my friends Rachel and Ben and their little cutie would be in Acadia to celebrate Ben’s 40th birthday, so luckily my plans were flexible enough to allow swinging back through Acadia park to overlap with them for a few days. Plus, another visit to one of the best parks! […]

Quebec City and New Brunswick

Compared to Montreal, Quebec City is teensy but gorgeous. I arrived just at dusk in a parking lot for the night just downriver from the ferry to the city in the suburb of Levis. In the morning I had a nice breakfast picnic on a damp log by the riverside in a small beachy area […]

Acadia to Quebec

I left the Acadia area (ie the town where I’d been staying in the Walmart lot and using the super cute library for internet- the Ellsworth library fall decor game is strong) and drove up the coast, stopping in another part of the park across the narrows on Schoodic Point, where I watched the waves […]

Maine: Acadia

Acadia National Park already held some of my favorite memories from a previous trip a few years ago with a friend. We did some of the islands, picked wild blueberries, and staked out a claim as the first people one morning at Cadillac Mountain for sunrise. This time, with it being less crowded than during […]