Travel Talk With Miss Scrambled Egg

Travel Talk With Miss Scrambled Egg

I’m going to take my apron off today and talk to you about my travels in the past few months. Is that okay with everyone? Hopefully it is! I promise I’ll be back to share with you some super exciting recipes in the next few days.

 

Let me first start by saying that I have never been outside of the United States of America. My one regret in college was that I was not able to travel abroad. Instead, I lived vicariously through my amazing friends who traveled to Paris, Ghana, Belize, and India (just to name a few amazing locations around the globe).

 

You’re probably going to stop me right now and say, “Erin, that is your ONLY regret in college?!” Okay, I have two regrets. The second was briefly, and I mean briefly, dating someone who only listened to Radiohead and quoted There Will Be Blood on the daily. Don’t get me wrong, I love Radiohead when it’s a rainy day and all I want to do is drink tea and take bubble baths, but there is a limit to how much Radiohead a person can take. I reached my limit three weeks into that relationship and broke up with him over Skype. Does that make me a horrible human being, I don’t think so. He seems like he’s living a good life since we decided to part ways.

 

Traveling, Erin, we’re talking about traveling. Focus.

 

I have never been outside of the country and the closest that I’ve been to the border was on my Niagra Falls / Buffalo trip last December. We would’ve gone to Canada, but my boyfriend’s passport was really moldy due to a faulty lockbox. Dang! I was so close.

 

I dream about traveling constantly. I think that’s partially why I read so much. I get swept up into worlds that are both real and imaginary. It’s a wonderful thing.

 

Generally, my travels consist of two definitive locations: Maine and Florida. My family owns a few cottages in Maine that have been passed down through several generations. My sister is now a Mainer, too. She teaches agriculture and science. When summer comes around, we pack our car up and travel to Maine. Florida is usually the other cost effective option due to having a best friend in Tampa and grandparents in Fort Lauderdale. All I need is a plane ticket and I’m good to go. Generally, these trips consist of trying on ridiculously thrifted vests and such.  

 

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I’m also lucky enough to be sandwiched in between two amazing east coast cities: New York and Boston. I can drive north or south in the course of two-ish hours and be in either of these cities. Cities that people dream of visiting.Where else have I been in my 24-years? I’ve been up and down the east coast. I’ve traveled as far as Utah and Nevada. I’ve had the opportunity to meet amazing individuals from across the country during National FFA competitions in Indianapolis. I’ve rooted for the Philadelphia Eagles in the heart of December’s freeze at Lincoln Financial.

 

Being a New Englander has perks. Our states are fairly small in size, so you can see all of them within a day or two if you really set your mind to it.

 

The one state that I had never traveled within New England was Vermont…until last weekend. I fell in love.

 

My boyfriend’s birthday was yesterday and I surprised him with a special trip to Stowe, VT. If you’ve never been to Vermont, start planning your trip. The highways double as gorgeous mountain ranges and all of the waiters and bartenders were extremely friendly and kind.

 

We toured Switchback brewery, which was a delicious and informational experience:

 

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Then we stopped to see this gem on the side of the road. It’s the tallest filing cabinet in the world:

 

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We toured one of the most magical places on Earth. I tried the Seven Layer Cookie Flavor:

 

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Ate and drank like kings and queens:

 

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I would go back in a heartbeat.
You might be asking, “Where will you go from here, Erin?”

 

My immediate answer is Maine. We will be enjoying a week of vacation in Maine during the month of June.
I’d like to go on a trip to Pennsylvania with Joshua to see Hershey Park, Troeggs Brewery, and Longwood Gardens. Another vacation that I would love to go on would be to Alaska because I’m a huge fan of hiking, nature, and breathtaking views. It’s a place that both Joshua and I have mentioned wanting to visit.

 

My long term travel goals are to get the fly away from the nest of my homeland and see new parts of the world. Where would I like to go first? Europe particularly Ireland, England, and Italy.

 

Where are some of your favorite vacation or travel spots? Where would you recommend I point my compass next?

 

Written by Miss Scrambled Egg

Erin is the author of Miss Scrambled Egg. She is a barista, teacher, and blogger. She is slightly overwhelmed by the sight of carrot cake and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
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22 Comments
  • Dear Erin – I loved reading about where you’ve been and where you’ll go. I hope to go to Europe someday also. I have a close friend from Switzerland, and she promises we’ll go together someday and she’ll show me the ropes. My husband’s family is from England, so we’d also like to go there and spend time with his relatives and explore. Meanwhile, with four kids it’s hard to get away to travel too much. We enjoy New England so much right now and our location is great in that we can get almost anywhere in NE in a few hours. I’m heading to Asheville for some girlfriend time next month. Have fun in Maine, I’ll be in Ogunquit this weekend. If you haven’t visited, you really must go. Perkins Cove is wonderful and you absolutely must walk the Marginal Way. XO
    • Allie – You’re too sweet. I’ve never been to Ogunquit, but I’ve seen pictures and it’s gorgeous. My family lives around the midcoast of Maine, but we like to travel around the state. I’ll have to check Ogunquit out. 🙂 I can’t imagine how hard it would be to travel with four children.
  • I really wish i would’ve studied abroad in college, too! I definitely regret that at times. I’ve never been to Maine but have always wanted to get out to the New England states. I’ve never been to Tampa but have been to different parts of Florida and LOVE Ft. Lauderdale! Have a great weekend, Erin!
    • Gayle – If you come up to New England, I’ll show you all of the best sights! 🙂 Tampa is a really fun city and a great foodie scene. They have amazing coffee at Buddy Brew and perfect macarons at Chocolate Pi.
  • Erin, love this post and you are the cutest!! I love your hair color!!! anyway, I digress. . ah, I have always wanted to go to Vermont. . and Maine. . haven’t done as much traveling on the east coast as I have the west coast. I have been to Boston though. . my advice to you. . travel as much as you can, outside the US too!!!, before you get married and have kids .. you can always do this later in life but it’s so much easier sans kids. Anyway, I’d vote for San Francisco or Santa Barbara . . both beautiful cities!!! I have lived in Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and now Madison. . but I LOVE the west coast. . my fave!!!
    • Awh, Alice, thank you so much. My hair changes a lot. I used to dye it frequently, but I’m trying to let it grow out naturally now. Thank you for the advice. A friend of mine might be moving to Europe next year, so I’m hoping that will be my excuse to go overseas. I think our next US trip will have to be to the West Coast. 🙂
  • What a fun post! I live right near Niagara Falls/Buffalo. Unlike most people who live here, we do visit the Falls! Next time you’ll have to see the Canadian side, it’s quite marvelous. We love the food in Canada. So delicious. You’ll have to swing by haha next time you’re in town. We love hosting people. Totally agree though Ireland, England and Italy are my top tour destinations I’d love to visit but with small kids….hmmm, don’t think that’s gonna happen! Oh well. Have a great weekend.
    • Laura – Thank you so much. I’d love to visit the falls again and if I do, we’ll have to connect. That’d be wonderful. I do want to travel before I start a family, and I think I have a few years before that happens. 🙂
  • if you are ever in England, come and say hello! I will show you round 🙂
    I think the great thing about the states is that there is so much to see there. So even if you haven’t been outside of it yet, there is plenty to do and it is so big. I can’t wait to see more of the states this year.
    • Dannii – That sounds wonderful! You’re totally right about the US. There are so many different terrains to explore and sights to see. Where are you planning to visit? 🙂
  • Erin, I’ve always wanted to go to Maine, but haven’t made it there yet. You’re so lucky to have a house and a sister there! I definitely recommend going to Europe – especially London. I LOVE that vest! 🙂
    • Rachelle – Maine is near and dear to my heart. I grew up going to my grandparents’ cabin by the lake as a little kid. Now when my boyfriend and I visit, we like to check out breweries (Allagash, Oxbow, Bissell Brothers, and Maine Beer Co.) as well as enjoy the laid back atmosphere! If you get a chance to go, visit during the summer months. There are so many fairs and festivals as well as lighthouses to see, lobsters to eat, and blueberries to pick.
  • Love Boston…love Boston..but of course I’m partial… A place we have visited twice now, in the past couple summers is Cape Cod and we love it! The beaches are gorgeous and the hydrangea to die for! Great post, my friend! I love reading adventure stories!
    • Annie – Boston is such a wonderful city. I actually had never been to Boston until 2012 when I saw Fenway in all of it’s glory. Now, we try and visit at least twice a year (if not more). Last year, we went for the American Craft Brew Festival in May, in June we saw the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Gaslight Anthem, and in November we saw Paolo Nutini at The House of Blues. There are so many places to explore in Boston and so many cannolis that need to be devoured.
  • Erin you are so cute!! I loved reading this post! Your not the only one that wants to travel. I went to Europe with my 12 grade class and begged my mom to go. Let’s just say I didn’t enjoy the trip at all and I was a total big B word to my mom and didn’t appreciate anything. Now I want to go back so bad so I can soak all the culture in. Your still young so you have a ton of time to travel the world!! I want to visit more breweries too. Colorado has a ton and they are so fun. Glad you are doing trips within the US. Happy Weekend sweetie! 🙂
    • Isn’t it funny how teenagers take things for granted? I probably would’ve been the same way if I went to Europe! Breweries are so fun to explore. We’ve been to quite a few in CT, VT, ME, and MA. We’re looking forward to visiting more this summer. 🙂
  • CakeSpyNo Gravatar says:
    I think you’ve enjoyed some incredible adventures…and have more to come!

    PS can we please go thrifting for vests together???

  • What a great post, Erin! I love the picture of you! Maine is certainly a gorgeous place – I took a cross country road trip while in college and explored all over Maine – it was one of my favorite places on the trip!

    Europe is certainly amazing – history is everywhere and I just love the general way of life there! I did a study abroad in Florence – so that city always has a soft place in my heart. Though these days, my husband and I celebrate each Christmas in the Dolomites – another gorgeous part of Italy, so I guess Florence has a tie now… at least for me 🙂

    However, if you’re looking for something closer by, but feels like a world away – Bermuda is a fantastic, quick getaway for those on the east coast 🙂

    • A cross country road trip? Kathleen, that sounds perfect. I’d love to do that as well. My coworker told me that one of her favorite places in the world is Florence. When I get the chance to visit Italy, I’m going there for sure. My sister and I have always talked about taking a vacation together to someplace warm; Bermuda sounds like the perfect location for that future trip!
  • Love this post! You look adorable in that pic 🙂 Hope you get to travel to all the places you want to go. We went to Europe for our honeymoon and some countries in Asia. So much history and culture. No more overseas travelling for us in a while after we had kids though. Maybe once they’re older so I say try to travel lots now before having kids hehe 🙂
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