North America

The Family Tour, Part 2: Central PA

We left our apartment, and were living with a friend for a few days while we finished up a few things. The day after our choir’s concert at Lincoln Center, we set off to visit my family in Pennsylvania. The first stop was Harrisburg, to see my Mom. She’s been living there for a few […]

Beer in Southern Pennsylvania and Washington, DC

We’ve spent the last week visiting family in Pennsylvania and seeing friends and family while performing in a choir concert in Washington, DC. We’ll have more on that later, but in the meantime, we wanted to pass along a quick word about beer in the area. Even while visiting friends and family, we made sure […]

Bye, New York City. Hello, world.

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, after almost six wonderful years in New York City, we packed up our rental car and drove away, uncertain if we’ll return as residents. In that time, Charley and I built a home together, settling comfortably into a beautiful newly-constructed apartment in the hot neighborhood of Long Island City, and […]

Almost there! Part 2

It’s been such a busy time since we last wrote. Since getting back from China, I’ve finished work, and we’ve moved all of our worldly possessions out of our apartment. On the work front, I finished my last day at work last Friday April 15. The company was kind enough to throw me a going-away party […]

The Family Tour, Part 1: Pittsburgh

In planning our year of travel, we were aware that while we would see so much, there was a lot that we would actually be missing, too. One of those things is our family. Before leaving, we’re trying to visit everyone – to spend some quality family time before we miss them for a year. […]