food, new zealand

New Zealand and its real fruit ice cream

I don't have a sweet tooth. But, if there's one dessert I can get behind, it'd be a scoop of ice cream or soft serve on a hot, sunny day. Since our New Zealand trip was during summer, I supported many ice cream shops, ice cream buses, roadside stops and cafes. In New Zealand, they… Continue reading New Zealand and its real fruit ice cream

new zealand

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

travel

2018 travel year in review

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

colombia

The avocado man

The street outside Bryce's grandma's house can be lively during the day with cars rushing by and honking their horns, or people calling out to each other. She lives in Cali, Colombia. The other day as we ate breakfast, I heard someone yelling through a loud speaker outside. "Is it something political?" I asked Bryce.… Continue reading The avocado man

colombia, travel

Travel blogging while traveling

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

Seattle skyline
seattle

Home is where the rain is

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