This blog started as a journal of my travels in the fall of 2010, as I circumnavigated the western two-thirds of the country.  You’ll also find plenty of posts on Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and wherever else I happen to go in the future.  This blog is intended primarily to let my friends know where I’m at, but I also hope that it will give some fun travel ideas to anyone else who wanders by the site.  And if you happen to be checking it out and have some great suggestions for where I should head next, bring ’em on!

Please note that I try to provide helpful and factual information on the places I’ve been and the things that I’ve seen – but I can’t promise that my memory or notes are always accurate, so if you need exact information, a little more research might be necessary.

As I’ve been sticking closer to home, and especially with the change of the seasons, the content has become a little more “nature”-oriented.  Not that most of my posts didn’t include some adventures in the natural world before, but I’ve “zoomed in” the focus a little bit, and you’ll find specifics on plants (mostly), insects,  waterways, and animals – explorations on a micro level!

Some folks have wondered if I’ve “stopped” traveling  – no way!  I just have to do it within the constraints of a real job and paying rent (like normal people), so my travels aren’t quite as far or as frequent.  That said, I am working on planning some exciting trips for the future, and any tips on great places to see or things to do (on an adventurous, nature-loving, food-tasting, culture-exploring budget) are much welcome!  See my “Top 10 Places I Want to Go Next” for more information!



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  1. yo Anna!

    sorry I never got that atlas to you, but it looks like you fared none the worse for it. I am reliving my trips with new perspective reading you blog (finally forwarded to me from Erin.). Isle Royal was my fist backpacking trip ever, and Crater Lake is perhaps my favorite National Park (despite the overcrowded rim road). I applaud you for recording your adventure and hope you will let me make you coffee and tell me more of it when you return. Cheers and keep the miles rolling.

    ps: on September 15th I summited Springer Mountain in Georgia, completing over 2000 miles of the AT in a year and a week!

  2. This is a great blog. I like the posts that i have seen so far and from the photos that you have shared so far it seems as though Ontario and Wisconsin are very similar in flora and fauna. I have seen many of the things you have seen in terms of the great outdoors. Keep up the good work.

    • Pal –
      One of the best things about Wisconsin is its diversity! From where I sit right now, on the Michigan border, I’m no farther from Ontario than from Illinois, Minnesota, or Iowa – but in other parts of the state you can imagine yourself in the foothills of the Rockies, or the flat farmland of Kansas!

  3. Hi Anna,
    Thanks for the visit to my blog! Are you still traveling? Where are you headed next? Very interesting blog, with great pictures. I can almost smell the cut wood on the stump with the red cone on it. Speaking of, I have never seen red cones, but sometimes my evergreen bushes in front of my house get red berries on them? Do you know what those are?

    • Thanks for the compliments! I’m not “traveling” on a consistent basis right now (that is, I have a home and a job and all that), but I still try to get out and see new things – I’m on a weekend road trip right now!
      As for the berries on your bushes, it’s hard to say because I don’t know what bushes they are or even what hemisphere you live in (!), but I would guess some member of the yew family, for a start.

  4. Ah, yes, that little thing called life sometimes gets in the way of our “travels” – I think blogging has been a good way to reflect on the idea that travel is a way of exploring day-to-day life as well as meandering further afield? While the impetus behind my blog was to reflect on some of our Italy trip experiences from 2011, I have better appreciated the trip to the cabin or to the shores of “the Lake” even if it’s only an hour or two. Cheers!

    • Thank you! I don’t know that I have any special skill; I mostly use the camera to document… but my mother is an artistic photographer and I may have picked something up from her!

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