July 2, 2016

Farmington Tubing, Small-town Simsbury, and Dr. Seuss

It’s Fourth of July weekend and after 2 straight weekends of painting our new apartment it was time to get out of Boston. By 11am on Saturday we still had no clue where to go and feared it was too late to rent a car for the weekend. Somehow, we managed to pull it all [...]

Yvette
December 18, 2015

Cabin Fever, plus friends

Cabin Fever, plus friends

At 1:30 am we hiked a quarter mile throw a snow storm dragging 50 pounds of beer so that we could spend the weekend un-interrupted in a cabin with no running water or flushing toilets. Talk about luxury. Activities included drying wet socks, melting snow in an attempt to flush the clogged toilet (spoiler alert: [...]

Yvette
October 9, 2015

Birthday Weekend on the Sonoma Coast

Birthday Weekend on the Sonoma Coast

On my 28th Birthday I ate a huge breakfast, jumped in the waves, played lots of spike ball and ate some oysters.

Derek Yvette
September 1, 2015

Segovia’s Aqueduct, Cathedral, and Roast Suckling Pig

Eric broke the washing machine. Then we got up and ate some more chocolate croissants from the bakery next store and walking to the plaza de sol before making our way to the Chamartín station to hop on a train to Segovia. Super fast train, up to 249 kph. Arrived in Segovia and taxi to [...]

Eric Hutch
August 31, 2015

Historical Madrid and the Reine Sofia

Historical Madrid and the Reine Sofia

After shutting down the club and not able to get churros early in the morning we slept in until 11:30 or so, and made it out around 1. Our apartment was directly above a bakery, which was highly convenient for our malnourished selves. We ordered chocolate croissants and enjoyed them in the Plaza Mayor as [...]

Eric Hutch
August 30, 2015

Welcome to Madrid: El Rastro, Plazas, Padro, Club Joy

Welcome to Madrid: El Rastro, Plazas, Padro, Club Joy

We didn’t know it at the time, but our frequently-interrupted, jet lagged night’s sleep in Toledo turned out to be one of our most restful nights of the entire trip. In less than 24 hours we would emerge from Joy Eslava in Madrid as reality TV extras in Spain’s answer to “Jersey Shore”, but more [...]

Eric Hutch
August 29, 2015

Holy Toledo! (Plus El Greco and Jamon)

Holy Toledo! (Plus El Greco and Jamon)

The perfect introduction to Spain: Toledo, the historic city and original capital. Toledo is a day-tripper’s dream: a quick high-speed train ride from Madrid, cute cobbled and windy streets, more El Greco’s than you want to see, all condensed on a small hill, surrounded by a river, in a picturesque countryside. We’re not the typical [...]

Eric Hutch
March 28, 2015

Hiking through Snow in Desolation Wilderness

Hiking through Snow in Desolation Wilderness

In March I joined a group from Yvette’s lab for a weekend trip to Tahoe. We had a pretty terrible snow season, and if you didn’t know better you would think it was August by looking around, so we decided to spend our Saturday hiking around rather than disappointing ourselves trying to ski somewhere. Around [...]

Yvette
February 13, 2015

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Before heading over to Waimanalo we decided to be tourists for the morning. We started in Waikiki with Acai bowls and quickly moved to Pearl Harbor. I can’t believe it only took me 10 trips to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor!

February 12, 2015

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

I joined some friends to go snorkeling at Hanuama Bay, which was amazing! The water was a bit shallow and we got trapped a few times and had to backswim our way out, but other than that the fish were plentiful and the water clear.

Who is Chris McCarty?

Chris McCarty

I'm a Bay Area native who loves to travel, from planning, to experiencing, to recording my stories. I'm as happy in a museum as I am on a trail and sometimes find it hard to stop looking through my camera's view finder.

I created Gone Wandering to share my travels with my family and friends, and to keep a detailed record of places I visit for myself. Now I'm trying to make it more accessible and useful to others--seasoned veterans and novice travelers--to pass on any skills or knowledge I have gained.

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