Summer Traveling 2019

What is it about summer travel that draws a collective appeal?  The weather is at its peak season and perhaps a craving to relive a hint of nostalgia creeps up from childhood summers free from school and venturing out on the annual family road trip. This summer of 2019, our crew all took some time off to refresh and renew taking in the local landscape and culture for new inspiration. In no particular order, enjoy a peek at our summer trips and just maybe you’ll find your next holiday.

Gross Reservoir
Boulder, CO
Traveler: Gage Couch

Cascada del Parc de la Ciutadella
Barcelona, Spain
Traveler: George Debs

Spending a week in Barcelona Spain was eye opening and stimulating for George. He observed how the intersection of history and modern society have create a unique cultural landscape. Spain has a lot to offer, Barcelona was a sample of it all!

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
High Springs, Florida
Traveler: Gabby Rowe

Sombrero Key Sanctuary Preservation Area
Marathon, Florida

Traveler: Stephanie Dunn

Stephanie spent a weekend with her parents exploring the middle Florida Keys. She kayaked and camped at Curry Hammock State Park, hiked the trails at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and snorkeled at Sombrero Key Sanctuary Preservation Area. She enjoyed recording rare floral specimens she previously had only seen in books. Observing the ever-changing microclimates and weather patterns caused by the unique geomorphology of the Keys was also a daily highlight.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA
Traveler: Ashley Turner

A summer visit to Boston means an excursion to see what’s blooming in the gardens and museum of Isabella Stewart Gardner. During this particular visit, Ashley appreciated the opprotunity to see the temporary exhibit, Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform, an exhibit effectively encapsulates the bold visions of the era’s patrician reformers with the living conditions of the urban poor that influenced their sweeping plans.

Dumbarton Oaks Museum
Washington, D.C
Traveler: Rebecca Bradley

Established in 1921, the Dumbarton Oaks The garden was designed by Landscape Architect, Beatrix Farrand, one of the founding eleven members, and the only woman, of the American Society of Landscape Architects.