Posts Tagged travel

Resurfacing with the Aloha Spirit

Two weeks ago, I was packing for our eagerly anticipated trip to Maui, stashing extra sunscreen in suitcase pockets and making a quick dash to Powell's for reading material.

London in Late August

We flew to England four days before my best friend Brittany's wedding festivities started, both as an attempt to acclimate to the greater time difference from the west coast (now a formidable eight hours instead of five), and to eat, drink, and wander around in one of our favorite cities.

The City to the North

Though my parents lived in Seattle for a number of years before I was born, my only contact with the city was in waving goodbye to the skyline as our cruise ship disembarked on its way to Alaska--this cruise was a college graduation present, which is to say, years ago.

Visiting "Waterfront Chic"

It's disconcerting to visit a new place with certain expectations, only to arrive and find that your expectations missed the mark.

A Tame Last of the Mohicans Reenactment

We celebrated Easter by driving an hour south of Portland for a ten mile hike among nine waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park.

Coney Island on a Winter Saturday

I hesitate to use the term 'bucket list' for fear of accidentally linking myself with Jack Nicholson, but with a week or so remaining in Brooklyn, I have no choice but to create a mini-list of things to see before we leave for the West Coast.

Destination(s) Unknown

We took a day trip this weekend with our end destination determined, but no other parts of the day fleshed out.

Copenhagen Vignettes

Justin started a travel journal during our Spring trip to Portland.

The Louisiana Art Museum

In most Copenhagen guidebooks, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is placed in the list of 'top 10 musts', along with a haphazard collections of other 'must' items that includes smorrebrød (open-faced sandwiches), Fredericksborg Slot, the National Gallery, the main harbor of Nyhavn, Tivoli, and Danish design.

In Cambridge for the day

Over the past four years, my college roommate, maid of honor, and dear friend Brittany has slowly become British.

Wandering East London

If Copenhagen were the meat (or cheese, if you're a vegetarian!) of our trip, then London served as the sandwich bread for said meat.

Editing and Reflecting

We just flew home from a nine day trip to London and Copenhagen.

A Philly Day Trip

I grew up outside of Washington, DC, before spending over four years after college in the DC area.

Let it Rain

Portland is surrounded by mountains and bordered by the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

Food Carts & Open Kitchens

We’ve had several people ask us how we’d describe Portland’s food culture, and we’ve found ourselves repeating words:  unpretentious, fun, ingredient focused, and welcoming.

Still Editing

I'm still organizing and editing the many pictures we took in Portland, with the hopes of sharing these pictures and thoughts on the various aspects of the city (coffee, food, nature) by next week!

Preview on Two Hours of Sleep

We flew the red eye back from Portland, Oregon tonight (last night?!).

The Glass House

This week, I had the opportunity to visit The Glass House in New Canaan, CT.

Feature: A Trip to the East End

It's time for my second travel feature!

Weekend Escape

We just returned from a weekend trip to Long Island's East End.

Riverside Park & Columbia University

On Saturday, we took a day trip to Upper Manhattan, specifically West 110th-122nd Streets.

Pigeon Toe Ceramics

In April, Justin and I are taking a long-anticipated trip to Portland, Oregon.