travel, traveling with baby

Baby’s first flight

"Ohhhh no," Bryce said to me as we were mid-flight. "What?" I looked over at him and baby. I see him sniff through his N95 and even behind a mask, I could tell he was making a face -- an unpleasant face. She definitely had a poopy diaper. And, of course it was during the… Continue reading Baby’s first flight

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Can’t keep up with summer

Even as a 35-year-old (mother of a 1-year-old), I still get mild anxiety when I see all the "Back to School!" ads. The "Back to School! Back to Cool!" ones just make me eyeroll. (Note: neither my 1-year-old nor myself are going back to school.) How is it already August? How is it already back-to-school… Continue reading Can’t keep up with summer

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This travel blog is on pause

The other day a friend asked me if I had been blogging about my experiences with the COVID-19 outbreak. I hadn't really thought to. I mean, my last post was about it. But, I hadn't planned to continue writing about it here. On my nightstand, I recently revived my paper journal to write down at… Continue reading This travel blog is on pause

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Pilots need to use the restroom, too

This is a story about how pilots are human, too. They also need to use the restroom during flights just like the rest of us. But, my story starts when I was experiencing what felt like the worst flight turbulence in my recent memory. I was on a flight back home to Seattle from El… Continue reading Pilots need to use the restroom, too

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The checkpoint in the middle of nowhere

I just woke up from another nap. We were in the middle of the desert, New Mexico. We were on US 70  — do the locals call it Highway 70? Either way, we were headed east towards White Sands National Park. We were on a long straight-away and I could just see dirt to my… Continue reading The checkpoint in the middle of nowhere

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2019 Travel Year in Review

I won't bore you with all the itty-bitty details, but this past year was pretty great travel-wise! January-February: Three-week honeymoon in New Zealand. We book-ended the trip with stops in Hawaii before and after, which nicely split up the travel time from Seattle, and allowed us to visit family. New Zealand is AH-MA-ZING. We drove… Continue reading 2019 Travel Year in Review

Kamakura, Japan
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From chaos and disorder to chaos — and needing to plan your travels

I just moved — not very far at all — but any time you have to physically pack up all your belongings and move them to a new residence, it always ends up taking more time than you initially expected. This was no different. It took a lot of time. But, there were also some unforeseen,… Continue reading From chaos and disorder to chaos — and needing to plan your travels

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Will travel for sports, and Taylor

Remember back in May when I wrote about entering the lottery to purchase Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic tickets? And, then how I never spoke of it ever again? It's because I wasn't able to obtain any tickets via the U.S. lottery. (Surprise! Surprise!) And, then a few months later, both Bryce and I tried buying tickets… Continue reading Will travel for sports, and Taylor

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A spontaneous trip to … somewhere …

Does anyone do spontaneous trips anymore? Getting in the car and driving anywhere can be fun, but I'm talking more like buying a plane ticket day-of and flying somewhere with no plans or itinerary. I feel like back in the day it was more common. People would just show up at the airport and energetically… Continue reading A spontaneous trip to … somewhere …

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When your life can’t keep up with your blog

Remember how I last wrote that I am the PM of my summer? I've done such a great job project managing my summer that I'm now having a hard time keeping up with my blog. When I travel, I jot down notes in a notebook (or, in the notes section of my phone) so that… Continue reading When your life can’t keep up with your blog