September 1, 2016

1. It’s a gold mine for birders

(Pine Grosbeak in Manalapan/Lenny Guarino)

Whether you’re scoping out the various migratory birds in Cape May, searching for bald eagles at the Manasquan Reservoir, or scouting the rare Bobolink at Pole Farm, you really never know what you...

July 2, 2016

Buenos Aires is a massive city. When people ask me about my time there, it's always hard for me to sum it up. A few words just don't do it justice. 

Rather than give a short answer that tells you little about my experience, I thought I'd make a list of all the hits...

June 18, 2016

Leaving Uruguay was hard. 

The night before we left, the sunset spilled warmly onto the river's horizon.

Children giggled as they slid down a hill on cardboard boxes. 

The next day we woke up early to make the most of our day before our ferry back to Buenos Aire...

May 12, 2016

It was all Natascia's idea. 

Weeks before flying to Argentina, my friend had already decided we would visit one of the oldest towns in Uruguay. She needed to leave the country before her 90-day visa expired and heading to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay,...

May 8, 2016

I barely remember my first day in Argentina. I remember hugging my friend who met me in the lobby of her apartment building in funky pajamas; I remember flopping onto a blow-up mattress in exhaustion; I remember waking up to grey skies and a bleak cityscape.



May 2, 2016

"This is a mistake. I'm making a mistake."


These were my first thoughts as I woke up the morning I left for Argentina. Not exactly the conventional giddiness one usually gets the day they're set to go on a trip somewhere, but I've never been a totally normal person.



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