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It’s official. I am now married.

It's official. I am now married. Our wedding late last month was an incredible blur of love and fun and happy times. It was far better than I imagined. Now we are back from our honeymoon, perhaps the one trip I have taken without a notebook constantly in hand. Now I see why there's so much fuss about Hawaii. We hiked the Na Pali Coast (stunning), kayaking it the next day (even more stunning), paddleboarded Hanalei Bay and several rivers, and soaked up the sun…

Getting into the Swing of Things…

Wow, it has been two months since I checked in on my blog. I am trying to simply accept that I am not a tech person and never will be. I prefer being in the real world, writing on real paper, breathing fresh air. I felt justified—and a bit shocked—to read a story in Newsweek on the growing body of research that suggests that long stretches of Internet use can be detrimental to one's mental health. Read it here. Anyway, my recent desk time has…

My Latest Story in the Boston Globe

Last Sunday, a travel feature I wrote about exploring the little-known canyons of Utah's Cedar Mesa appeared on the front page of the Boston Globe. I often find that the trips that I do on my own—just because—yield the best stories. Andrew and I arrived at the trailhead at sunset one Friday afternoon in November and hiked down Bullet Canyon in 30-degree weather, our breath steaming. A full moon illuminated the landscape and ice dotted the puddles. At first, backpacking at night in the winter…