Two months ago I was on the phone with one of my oldest best friends catching up about life. (Alix is one of those friends that you can not talk to for months and as soon as you're catching up it feels as though you never left. The best kind of friend.) She just started [...]
Rocky Mountain National Park
I guess I live in Boulder now!!
Hello! Welcome to the most recent installment of Paige Hoel moving somewhere super cool! This year's episode: Boulder Colorado After a conference last November, I was lucky enough to make a connection with two superb women scientists working at the National Center for Atmospheric Resarch. In March I reached out to them again, and in [...]
Arches! National! Park!
Camping on Santa Cruz Island
Cruising the San Juan Islands
Belated Oahu Adventure Summary
If you have read Barbarian Days by William Finnegan you will have read about the neighborhood of Diamond Head, East of Waikiki, shaded by a small crater and a short distance, but it seems as if it is a lifetime away from the tacky shops and sweaty tourists. Diamond Head is where my best friend's family [...]
Joshua Tree w/ Cailin
My 2018 started in the best way possible: camping. One of my best remaining hometown friends, Cailin, and I have an affinity for camping, talking, and good food. I mean what more do you need?? Here are some reflections on our time in Joshua Tree Don't go in the main entrance if you're trying to [...]