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Stop 8: Chicago

By : September 1, 2021 Comments Off
July flew by. I found myself feeling sad to leave the Big Apple but I was also excited for a special part of the trip: an overnight train from New York to Chicago.  The travel time was 19 hours so I splurged for a roomette. It was way more expensive and longer than if I’d flown but this trip is about new experiences and making time for those experiences. It also meant that I would be able to experience the new Moynihan Train Station that was just finished. It was fabulous. Easily the nicest train station I’ve been to in the US.  When you book a business class ticket in a sleeper room you get to go to the VIP lounge. This is the rich life I mentioned in my
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Stop 7: NYC

By : August 1, 2021 Comments Off
Remember when you were a kid doing something you’re not supposed to be doing and your parents would say, “Do you want to live to see your next birthday?” I do. I always rolled my eyes when I’d hear this. Well this time, they were actually right.  I left DC for New York as Elsa had moved across into the Atlantic. Another storm was trailing the stretch but I’d planned to start driving early enough that I’d beat the storm. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I left an hour and a half later than I wanted to and it was pouring as I departed from DC. I could’ve stayed another night but I was over DC and couldn’t stand the thought of another night there.  The four-hour drive was a mix
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Stop 6: D.C.

By : July 28, 2021 Comments Off
Remember when I mentioned in my writeup for Charlotte that this was the squirrely part of the trip? We’re not done yet. I originally planned to spend June in Philadelphia but, as with Atlanta and Charlotte, things changed. In this case, it was because I realized that there were more people that I knew in DC, including one of the main people I wanted to see on this trip. The other was that AirBnB’s were outrageously expensive. By that I mean, it was more expensive than what I budgeted for New York. As a result, I opted for a weekend in Philly before heading to DC (and squeezing in a quick trip home for Father’s Day). I’d only been to Philly once when I was 10 and I remember nothing
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Stop 5: Cut Short in the Queen City

By : July 27, 2021 Comments Off
When I put the plan of my 12 Cities in 12 Months, most people said I was nuts. To a certain degree, I agreed with them. I’m a creature of habit and to throw caution to the wind every 4 weeks seemed like I’d be creating my own personal hell. The funny thing about habits is that you can always develop new ones. After the first three stops, my body had gotten into the rhythm of reorienting itself on the 4th week to a new city. Despite having 3 different accommodations in Atlanta, the same feeling persisted. Atlanta has been the city I’ve stayed in the longest, clocking in at 5 weeks, and let me tell you: it was ready to go. It shocked me that my body developed this
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Stop 4: Atlanta – Peace Up, A-Town Down

By : July 27, 2021 Comments Off
To quote Shakespeare, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” As much as I loved St. Pete and didn’t want to leave, I remain committed to this journey and uncovering dormant traits and interests, while also discovering new things about myself and the world around me. My stops in Mexico, Austin, and St. Pete were scheduled prior to embarking on this journey and largely removed a lot of my stress surrounding where I’d lay my head each month.  Through no one person’s fault, I didn’t have the same luxury in Atlanta. Plans fell through, travel companions’ dates changed, and I ended up having three different temporary homes in the Peach State. The plus side was that I was able to experience three different neighborhoods and see the city with a fellow digital
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Food Adventures: St. Pete

By : April 18, 2021 Comments Off
Hello! Thank you for checking out my food adventures during my month in Mexico. I've provided some quick notes on each place for your next trip. Enjoy. Must Hits Sip Shop Hooray 2053 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 The Saint Speakeasy49 24th St NSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Wild Child2710 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33712 Casita Taqueria2663 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Bandit Coffee Co.2662 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33712 Cassis St. Pete170 Beach Dr NESt. Petersburg, FL 33701 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House400 Beach Dr NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 URBAN Brew and BBQ2601 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Stillwaters Tavern224 Beach Dr NESt. Petersburg, FL 33701 Pier Teaki800 2nd Ave NE 5th FloorSt. Petersburg, FL 33701 Baba Restaurant, Bakery & Cafe2701 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Black Crow
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