seattle, travel

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

travel, United States

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

post travel, travel

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
pre travel, travel

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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pre travel, travel

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 …

post travel, travel

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

Cape Lookout State Parl
Pacific Northwest, pre travel, travel

Project managing my summer

One of my friends and I always joke that we PM at work and have to PM in our personal lives as well. PM = project manage Being this way has its perks though. My summer has been pretty busy, but it has also been extremely fun — because of all the plans I made… Continue reading Project managing my summer

pre travel, travel

Packing woes

There are two things I obsessively check the weather for: an upcoming marathon and upcoming travels. They are kind of one in the same. I usually start checking two weeks prior to my departure, which I know is too early since weather patterns can obviously change that far out. But, I must know what conditions… Continue reading Packing woes