Frozen Waterfalls of the Minnesota North Shore: Trail Guide

There is something magical about the idea of rushing water brought to a complete standstill. Frozen waterfalls sound like something out of a fairytale, unique to places like Alaska or Norway. Under the radar and off the beaten path, one of the best locations for chasing frozen waterfalls is tucked away in Northern Minnesota. Minnesota’s … More Frozen Waterfalls of the Minnesota North Shore: Trail Guide

11 Stops on Your Dream Great Lakes Road Trip: Hidden Gems and Must-Sees

The Great Lakes hold 21% of the world’s freshwater, create their own weather patterns, and have some of the most unique geology in the entire Midwest. These lakes are home to two American national parks, and three national lakeshores, and countless waterfalls. When it comes down to it, the Great Lakes are the one of … More 11 Stops on Your Dream Great Lakes Road Trip: Hidden Gems and Must-Sees

Different Alone: Post-Evacuation Readjustment and Quarantine

My local watering holes include Torch Lake and River, the Grass River and Lake Bellaire, and the small emerald water lake just down the hill. There’s a trail around back here, where you can walk out to the pond to watch the moon rise and look for owls, so long as you’re conscious of the … More Different Alone: Post-Evacuation Readjustment and Quarantine

Peace Corps Armenia: the bees came back, and we’re waiting

This is going to be a bit of a mess. Hang tight. I was in the middle of writing a different version of this blog post, one with the words “everything is normal here”, when suddenly things stopped being quite so normal. Several things happed sort of at once. Armenia reported three more cases of … More Peace Corps Armenia: the bees came back, and we’re waiting