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In 2013, I toured Wyoming and Montana with my travel partner-in-crime Lacey. The high points of the trip were Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Oh, and the night we almost spent on a Montana roadside.

We will have pictures!

Remember the time I said 2013 may be the year I start posting more regularly? That was a good idea. Too bad I’m failing miserably at it so far. I mean, I’ve been working — a lot — and keeping busy with life projects in general. Life projects including working on that Montana respite that I take off for in approximately 23 days, 8 hours and 11 minutes. I think everyone Lacey follows on Instagram has been in Montana this summer and every time I get on Twitter there are about 500 tweets of pictures from Two-Medicine Lake, some mountain or other or something else breath-takingly beautiful that I just can’t wait to see. But the best part of this trip: Barring some unforeseen disaster, I will actually have pictures — and good ones at that. Lets recount some of my camera misadventures, shall we? Flash back to 2010. I have recently purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D5000. Its something of a reward to myself for just being me. So, I’m in the Scripps …

Less talk and more action

I’ve spent the better part of this rainy Sunday catching up on reading various travel magazines and blogs wondering why I had to take a path to adulthood that made me a banker full time and a wannabe world traveler instead of someone like Wandering Earl who has been traveling¬† around the world for several years. But, alas. I have too many bills (read: student loans) that I feel an obligation to pay, and so instead I work and cram all my travel exploits into one week a year. This year, the big adventure is to see Montana and Wyoming, with a glimpse of Denver to see my old roommate. Saying I’m excited about this trip isn’t exactly accurate. Saying this trip is my lifeline to sanity is slightly closer to the truth. You see, I may be a banker but I don’t keep banker’s hours. College gave me enough debt to create my own international economic crisis, so I work overtime whenever I can get it which lately has been pretty much every day. …

Aaaaannnnnddd We’re Back!

At least 100 times this year I have said to myself, “Self. You need to blog.” And about 75 percent of those times I actually had a blog-worthy idea. Do you know how many times I actually sat down to write? Maybe five. A handful of drafts and one gorgeous Friday evening later, here you have it. The break of my writer’s strike. The conclusion of my writers block. I’m blogging again. Lately I’ve been engrossed in all things travel. I am planning my first really big adventure since the infamous Gypsy Trip in 2010. This as- yet unnamed trip will take me and my long-time, fellow former newspapering friend Lacey westward. We are exploring both Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. And even though we will only have about six days to hit both parks, we’re making the most of it. This spring and summer we are both working on our fitness so we can hike in the wilderness. So, unlike the Gypsy Trip when I got a primer on just about every national park …