While working on my travel blog (www.mctravelpics.com), a thought came to me – why not explore the places where I spend the most time? The places that energize and exhaust, that can both exhilarate and frustrate. New York City and Ocean Grove are the places that give me shelter; I cannot imagine living anywhere else. I’m hoping that while keeping this ‘diary’ of observations of my home bases, I will venture out of my routine, explore more neighborhoods, and get better at actually seeing what I already know. In other words: be a tourist at home.