Travel

London under beautiful light

February 4, 2014

“Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded [...]

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A walk in Mayfair

January 27, 2014

“There’s nothing like wandering around a city you’ve already left to define an internal change. It feels different. You feel different: defiant, bold, victorious.” – Londoners There’s always another hidden mews to discover, another unassuming pocket of beauty that you’ve passed hundreds of times before but never really saw.  This is London: a favorite book [...]

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London, why do I love thee?

January 23, 2014

Because no matter how impractical, I am always compelled to take the longest possible route from point A to B.  In a city so hectic it seems the only natural reaction is to live slowly, to take it all in, to wander and absorb. There is art, history, a heritage of something lost and permanent [...]

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Our incredible wedding – a teaser

December 28, 2013

I’ve struggled over the past few weeks to find the words to describe just how great our wedding in Boracay really was. The words aren’t coming as easily as I would like. We are fortunate and so happy that we invested in professional videographers to capture the day. Here’s a teaser.

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Magical Mornings in Bangkok

December 9, 2013

This Thanksgiving, we spent half a week in Bangkok enroute to wedding festivities in the Philippines. German and I were there last in 2009, on backpacker’s budgets. Back then, we stayed in hole-in-the-wall hotels, walked the local markets and splurged on one night of fine dining to get the full spectrum of Thai and tourist [...]

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Typhoon Haiyan: Prayers, Gratitude and Introspection

November 7, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on the east coast of the Philippines just a few hours ago. It is the largest storm ever recorded in history. In four weeks we are scheduled to get married in front of our family and friends on the Island of Boracay, a resort town in the direct path of the [...]

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The value of beach days

July 14, 2013
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I’m not a beach girl. I don’t worship the sun. I don’t bronze myself in coconut oil and sip cocktails on beach chairs. I usually have a two or three hour tolerance limit for beaching. But this trip to Miami was different. Armed with a loaded Kindle, a sun hat and humid heat, our three [...]

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Found: The meaning of life

July 4, 2013
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I found the meaning of life on the back of someone’s shirt at a dive bar in Key West. Amen. Thankful for travel wisdom, even if it comes wrapped in booze and cabaret music.

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