The voyagers have returned from our adventures in "Beantown"! We had a wonderful time, rolling with what came our way, when it came to the weather and averaged over 20K steps each day. We experienced the "crazy crowds" of Salem in October, toured The House of the Seven Gables, paid respects to the victims of … Continue reading In the footsteps of History: Boston & Salem
The ladies of Voyagers' Pen are on the move again! This week we are headed to Boston, Massachusetts! We have 4 days of sightseeing planned including historical, cultural and literary sites! Very early on Thursday, Katie and Emylee will head to the airport, bound for Boston. Staying in a B&B we found on AirBnB, we … Continue reading We interrupt our regular posts for…BOSTON!
Travel has this way of exciting the soul and intoxicating the mind. The all encompassing joy that starts to flow through your being when the planning stage begins can distract and occupy the mind completely. What to wear, what to see and where to stay? Perhaps you are like me and you make lists, the … Continue reading Apps: Prepping for all that walking!
Let’s face it. The digital age has dawned and has settled for some time now. Our smart phones and tablets are as essential as the wallet and keys we carry day-in and day-out. They’ve given us unlimited access to the unfamiliar and yet-to-be explored. So much so that our screens can give us enough courage … Continue reading Apps: Your Personal Travel Agent
Shoes. Stilettos, wedges, flats, boots, galoshes, flip-flops, gladiators, sneakers, cleats. Whatever your preference, shoes are a vital aspect to any wardrobe, and picking which pairs to pack on your trip can be a difficult, if not heart-wrenching, endeavor. You want whatever is practical, but, if you are like me, you also want to look cute. … Continue reading Shoes: the Good, the Bad, and the Practical
So you spent hours looking through shops and trinket stands for the perfect souvenirs. You've imagined yourself reliving the sights and scents of the scenes you've breathed into your soul each time this precious gem catches your eye when you get back to the realities of everyday life. You tuck them into your luggage and … Continue reading Souvenirs: Now you have to get them home!
You know that other smaller bag you saw in the last post? Yeah, that's our Carry-On or, as Emylee says, our Day Bag. This is what will be used daily to hold anything deemed essential for each day exploring but without the extra bulk and worry. Keep it known that we'll keep this specifically at … Continue reading What’s in my Carry-On Bag?
That is simply what this post entails. Anything and everything we consider necessary for the next three weeks plus one or two luxury items. Keep in mind that everything stored in each (big) pack is within flight regulations, being at and/or 22 pounds each, to have above us when we're seated. Emylee--Osprey, product made in … Continue reading What’s in my Pack?
Our Meet Cute... Actually we've had several. Katie and Emylee met in the 2014 Spring semester... Moriah and Katie met in their Writing of Intermediate Fiction class the next winter semester... Emylee and Moriah met in their Intermediate Fiction Writing class in the 2015 Fall semester... And in that same semester, we all finally came … Continue reading Official Introduction of the Voyagers