Birthdays are kind of weird as an adult. People always ask what I'm going to do for my birthday during the weeks leading up to it. If my birthday is on a weekday, well, surprise, surprise, I'll be working! This year, however, my birthday fell on a Saturday. This meant a birthday race. "You're different,"… Continue reading So, what are you doing for your birthday?
Saying that our New Zealand honeymoon was fantastic is an understatement. We drove around both islands. We met a lot of nice people. We saw a lot of wildlife. We went on some great hikes. We explored varying landscapes. We ate some great food. We did a lot. When we returned home and friends and… Continue reading The two honeymoon mishaps
I'm a born and raised Seattleite. This means I am not used to, nor will I ever get accustomed to, running in heat and humidity. But, for some reason, I suggested to my cousin that we run a half marathon together in Hawaii. This was back in October. We did the race nearly two weeks… Continue reading A whirlwind Hawaiian weekend
It was getting dark and we hadn't come across any small towns in quite a while. I was regretting my question earlier that day when we were eating a late lunch at 4 pm: Is this going to be our last meal of the day? Our longest drive of our New Zealand trip would be… Continue reading The longest drive
It's crazy to think I got along just fine traveling on my own with no smart phone, let alone cell phone, back when I was in college. (This was more than a decade ago, eeek!) I'm so reliant on my phone now. How did I manage back then? I guess a decade ago I was… Continue reading That time I spent less than 24 hours in Rome — on purpose
Once again we arrived to our destination with me rubbing my eyes after waking up from another nap in the car. It was the late afternoon and Christchurch seemed quiet. We saw a few people zoom by on those motorized scooters you can rent. We also saw many of those green scooters just scattered along… Continue reading Christchurch: the rebuilding of a city
As a traveler, I know I have a larger carbon foot print compared to others. Air travel of CO2 emissions are high. This Earth is the one and only home we have. Sure, maybe there is a similar place to Earth somewhere in a galaxy far, far away but it's not like we will be… Continue reading Happy Earth Day!