Being back from our New Zealand trip for a week, there have been two recurring questions from friends, family, colleagues and strangers — just kidding, I haven't gone around pushing my NZ travel stories on strangers, yet! — which have been: What was your favorite thing about the country? (Or, a similar question like "What… Continue reading All about New Zealand food, sort of.
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
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
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 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!