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New Zealand: feeling kind of at home

Are you tired of hearing about New Zealand? I hope not because I have so many more thoughts and stories to share! Despite being on the other side of the world, New Zealand felt familiar to me. The country's time zone is "so far away" from us -- Pacific Standard Time here in Seattle --… Continue reading New Zealand: feeling kind of at home

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Back to an unexpected reality

Three days ago, I was in Auckland, bidding farewell to New Zealand's summer. Two days ago, I was swimming at Ala Moana beach in Hawaii. One day ago, I was back home in Seattle, where Snowmaggedon/Snowpocalypse 2019 had hit hard for the third time in a week. It's unusual for Seattle to get so much… Continue reading Back to an unexpected reality

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Sorry for not writing. Having too much fun in New Zealand!

I know, I know, it’s been weeks since my last post! I have a good excuse though! I have been traveling around New Zealand with my husband on our honeymoon! New Zealand is wonderful. The weather has been great everywhere we have been. It is summer down here after all! The people are friendly. There… Continue reading Sorry for not writing. Having too much fun in New Zealand!

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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!

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What 26+ hours of travel looks like

It took us more than 26 hours of travel to get from Seattle, Washington, USA to Calí, Colombia. From house to house, it took about 30 hours of travel! We left our place in Seattle around 5:30 am the Saturday morning before Christmas. We arrived at Bryce's grandma's house in Calí around 11:30 am Sunday… Continue reading What 26+ hours of travel looks like

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Strangers talking to strangers

There were a lot of qualities of Calí, Colombia that I appreciated and enjoyed. When I returned on New Year's Eve, one of my coworkers asked me what my favorite part of my trip was. That's always such a hard question for me. I hate playing favorites. I like multiple things for different reasons. Other… Continue reading Strangers talking to strangers