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Travel: Taughannock Falls & Mecklenburg in the Middle of Upstate New York

Last summer I went on my exciting road trip from Boston to the Finger Lakes to the Niagara Falls to Toronto. All the more exciting because my car kept grunting. The advantage of a road trip is definitely though that with a car I can change my mind about where to go next all the […]

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janavar.net | Another Weekend in New York City

Another Weekend in New York City

In my last post I shouldn’t have been too hopeful for not having to adult too much anymore for the rest of the year. Or in other words: my car gave up yesterday morning. I had just started it, drove around the first corner, and the engine switched off – while driving. I couldn’t restart […]

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Travel: Cornell Botanic Gardens in Ithaca, NY

After I had slept in a quiet motel and my check engine light had gone off [here], I drove on to the famous town of Ithaca. Which is just around the corner from Rome, Syracuse, and Etna by the way. I just love the way U.S. Americans have named their towns. Ithaca itself would probably […]

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Travel: Starting My First Road Trip with a Pinch of Drama

On Monday morning I finally brought myself to pack my suitcase, book a hotel room online, get into the car and start driving towards Upstate New York. After I had said goodbye to Canavar and my trunk was filled to capacity (oopsies, but I do have a lot of photography gear, a small camping chair, […]

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Photo Diary: Gloucester & Rockport

I have been to Rockport, a little town on the North Shore, several times over the last two years because it is that lovely there. Now that I own my car, it is even easier to get there. Also, the coastal road there is quite enjoyable. First, there is Manchester-by-the-Sea [here], followed by Gloucester, which […]

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