Prior to the inception of this blog a month ago, a lot of traveling has occurred! Here is a little round-up of my 2018 adventures. Japan (January) -- I literally rung in the new year in Kamakura, Japan, where my grandma lives. Bryce, my mom and I walked to a nearby temple and rang a… Continue reading 2018 travel year in review
The street outside Bryce's grandma's house can be lively during the day with cars rushing by and honking their horns, or people calling out to each other. She lives in Cali, Colombia. The other day as we ate breakfast, I heard someone yelling through a loud speaker outside. "Is it something political?" I asked Bryce.… Continue reading The avocado man
How do you do it? Travel blog while traveling? Even on days when we aren't out doing things all day, I am either too tired, eating or spending time with family (as this trip to Colombia was to mainly visit Bryce's grandma). So, how do you make time to blog while traveling? Do you just… Continue reading Travel blogging while traveling
First things first: It does not feel like Christmas here because I have a dozen mosquito bites up and down my legs and I can't stop sweating! This Pacific Northwest girl is not used to a hot Christmas. Although, Bryce's family has been telling us that it has "cooled off" this week. (My phone says… Continue reading A Cali Christmas
I'm currently sitting in the SFO airport as I wait for our second flight (out of four flights to Colombia). It seems like an appropriate time to get some blogging done. When family heard that Bryce and I planned to go into the city during our eight-hour layover in San Francisco, we received a lot… Continue reading San Francisco: A quick layover story
I don't know what happened to all of my time but the week came to an end and I was scrambling at midnight to pack for my Colombia trip. To clarify, I was packing at midnight for a morning flight where we'd be leaving the house at 4 am! Trying to find all my summer… Continue reading The canceled flight and the two ships crossing in “the night”
A few weeks ago if you had asked me if I had done any "Christmas activities" my answer would have been "no" followed by a long sigh. (I love Christmas and everything about the holiday season — with a hard exception for eggnog). To make sure I efficiently and effectively got into the Christmas spirit,… Continue reading Being a holiday tourist in your hometown
I'm from Seattle. As the years pass by, this phrase has more and more clout for me. There is constantly construction going on downtown. More and more transplants arrive in droves to work at Amazon, or the next up and coming start-up. There are just fewer and fewer Seattleites in Seattle. It's a known fact.… Continue reading Home is where the rain is
I'm not sure when Bryce and I decided to go to New Zealand. When we got engaged at the end of October 2017, obviously everyone wanted to know the who/what/where/whens of the wedding. I more so wanted to get planning on the honeymoon. Once we had the venue locked down, I made sure to constantly… Continue reading Why New Zealand?
I caught a cold last week that really knocked me out. It started somewhat slowly — and progressively got worse. Last Friday Phyllis and I were supposed to do afternoon tea and walk around downtown Seattle and see the gingerbread houses at the Sheraton and look at Pike Place Market all decked out in its… Continue reading Better now than in New Zealand!