Wake and Wander to Spend Winter on East Coast

Yep, that’s right – I’ve had a good run of it here in Santa Barbara (2.5 years), but it’s time to move on, to tackle the East.

I’m traditionally not the biggest fan of winter, yet I am curious to see my perspectives and reactions to it, having not dealt with the conditions in some time.

Maybe I’ll be able to appreciate things I was too distracted to see the first time around.

I will miss Santa Barbara, but if there's one thing traveling has taught me, it's how to move on.

There are some awesome winter activities that I’m looking forward to: Skiing, snowmobiling, indoor fires, staying warm with a drink. I think the snowy mountain scenery is beautiful, and I’m hoping to take it all in over the next couple months (with a few excursions to better weather sprinkled in along the way, for sure).

I don’t know what the summer holds for me – I’ll decide when I get there. For now I’ll be based near Philadelphia but forever on the go – trips are being planned to New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Atlantic City, Toronto, Baltimore, and the Poconos (that’s the short list).

North and South Carolina, Florida, Savannah – the south is also on my radar after the inspiring trip to Eagle Island.

I’ll be driving across the country again (leaving Santa Barbara on Dec. 11) – an added bonus (stay tuned).

I better dig out my sweaters.



  1. It is unseasonably warm here in the North East at the moment. I don’t think many ski resorts are even open yet, unless you go farther up to Maine or Northern New Hampshire maybe. But not to worry, I’m sure they will be soon enough.

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