Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

NYC: Part 3 ~ The Road Trip

So, I last left the NYC story with our flights cancelled and the earliest flight home estimated for five days later. ¬†When we found out, we went to a bar to strategize our next plan of action. (I mean, where else do people go for inspiration during a semi-crisis?) Staying in Manhattan was out of… Read More


NYC ~ Part 2: The Hurricane

It was a great plan at the time…you know, the time before a category four hurricane decides to beat up the eastern seaboard. The roommates and I decided that after working three full days at Photo Plus Expo, we’d explore a city that they’d never been and I’d only briefly seen. We booked an additional… Read More



Homeward Bound Day 2 #getmehome

I remembered a bit too late that I get car sick. I’m lying in the backseat of the car blogging this from my phone. We are about to stop in Nashville, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas. We’ve been busy fundraising (keep spreading the word or donate if you can!), making silly videos, and seeing the… Read More


And So It Begins…#getmehome

It’s 1 am on Halloween night. Driving through the darkened streets of a foreign city after being rejected by countless cabs, a flutter of fear clenches my tummy. Thrown into a situation I cannot control and have no written step by step plan for. The remnants of my control freak type-A inner child screams her… Read More


Stuck in NYC – #getmehome

I am sitting in the lobby of my hotel. Babies are crying around, people are huddled around the power outlets trying to call area hotels, car rental companies, airlines, family, friends, etc. Tensions are high, people are frustrated and I am doing my best to focus on getting some work done and figuring out a way to get us home.

We are thankful that our hotel in midtown Manhattan was virtually unscathed by Hurricane Sandy, dubbed “Frankenstorm.” Those below 39th street didn’t fare as well. But now, we are stuck. Literally. All public transport has been shut down for the next few days, our flights have been canceled until the earliest Sunday, finding a hotel under $500 a night is impossible and most businesses are closed or are cash only.

So, the three of us have taken matters into our own hands and have rented a car and will be taking a road trip home and making this into an adventure (better than a “sleep on the cold, wet streets of NYC” type of adventure). And we need your help. If you could, please consider donating a couple of bucks to our cause. Any proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. And please share on your social media networks if you can. We appreciate all your help!

Click here to donate or share this link: www.gofundme.com/getmehome

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@hanssie

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And I’ll be Instagramming of course: @hanssiet