japan, pre travel

Looking to Tokyo 2020

Ever since it was announced that Tokyo would be the host city of the next summer Olympics, I've been going around telling friends and family that I will be there. Whenever it's come up in conversation -- which happens often when I'm the one starting the conversation -- Bryce and I exclaim in union: Tokyo… Continue reading Looking to Tokyo 2020

new zealand, pre travel

Off to New Zealand!

I'm a planner. But, usually my planning tends to stress me out because I get worked up about every little detail. My husband has taught me that not all things need to be stressed about nor planned to the minute. (Well, it's something I'm working on). A week before our honeymoon to New Zealand, we… Continue reading Off to New Zealand!

Pacific Northwest, pre travel

Just like that, from summer to winter

Within a week I went from being in upper 80 degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures in Colombia to snowy trails in the Pacific Northwest. Just like that, from summer to winter. No, it's not snowing in Seattle. Yesterday I dragged Bryce with me to go on a "short nature walk" that turned into a five-mile hike. After… Continue reading Just like that, from summer to winter

pre travel, travel

The canceled flight and the two ships crossing in “the night”

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”

new zealand, pre travel, travel

Why New Zealand?

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?

pre travel

Better now than in 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!

pre travel

So, have you been practicing your Spanish?

Every time I see or talk to my mom — which is at least once a week, if not more — she asks me if I have been practicing my Spanish. "No, too busy," I always mumble back. Bryce and I will be going to Colombia this Christmas to visit his grandma. It'll be my… Continue reading So, have you been practicing your Spanish?