seattle

An impromptu urban excursion

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am a planner. I actually use a paper planner and I like always knowing my schedule so I know what to expect. I hate surprises. On Sundays, Bryce and I figure out what we will be making for dinner during the week so that we can buy… Continue reading An impromptu urban excursion

Hawaii shave ice
food, hawaii

Hawaii: All about that local kine grindz (or just food in general)

Whenever friends are going to Hawaii for the first time, their first question for me is "What should I eat?" I wouldn't call myself a foodie. I'm too picky for that. (After all, I'm a vegetarian who makes an exception only for crispy bacon!) But, the food I do like, I eat a lot of.… Continue reading Hawaii: All about that local kine grindz (or just food in general)

new zealand, where we stayed

Where we stayed: Not a farmer, but I like the countryside

The #1 question people asked me when they heard I was going to honeymoon in New Zealand was "Are you going to Hobbiton?" or some iteration to asking if I was planning to visit where Lord of the Rings was filmed. If you know me at all, or have kept up with this blog, you… Continue reading Where we stayed: Not a farmer, but I like the countryside

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The crowds and camaraderie at Hot Water Beach

"Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!" I silently screamed so as not to make a scene around all the other people. I've never stepped on hot coal, but I imagine this is what it would feel like. I quickly ran towards the ocean to soak my feet in the cold water. Our pool was definitely too hot. Like,… Continue reading The crowds and camaraderie at Hot Water Beach

Pacific Northwest, seattle

A quiet, friendly, place

Daylight savings time always messes with my body. I hate losing an hour of sleep. But, I guess the payoff is that you have an hour of extra daylight at the end of the day. This past Sunday, on Daylight Savings Day, Bryce and I decided to make full use of the wonderful sunny weather… Continue reading A quiet, friendly, place

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Auckland: I could live here

We started and ended our New Zealand trip in Auckland, mainly for convenience's sake since we were flying in and out of Auckland Airport from Oahu, Hawaii. I had big dreams to see as much of the South Island as possible so we didn't spend a whole lot of time in Auckland, which is on… Continue reading Auckland: I could live here

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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