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November 2012

Life lessons from yoga

I've never regretted a workout, but I've regretted missing plenty. I read that quote in a magazine ages ago, and I can't remember who said it, but I do remember thinking it was a brilliant motivational reminder. It's definitely how I feel about yoga:...
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Postcard from Taboga Island

It's no secret that I love a bit of sunshine. So when I booked my ticket down to visit my friend Jess in South America, my only request was at least one proper beach day. A day where there was nothing to do but have plenty of girl talk, read...
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My favorite views in Nice

As the weather gets chillier and I go longer and longer without a proper pain au chocolat, I really start to miss Nice. Even though I realize I'd never want to live there full-time--which has more to do with the endless red tape of French bureaucracy...
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What I’m thankful for

Today is Thanksgiving in America. Historical roots or fallacy aside, it's a day that Americans have steeped in tradition: turkey, cranberry, family, stories. Today, I'm celebrating Friends-Giving in true New York City style: Californians, parades,...
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A weekend in Boston, via Instagram

One of the brilliant things about being back in the USA--even if I am on the opposite coast of my hometown--is being closer to my family and friends. Suddenly, I'm only a couple of time zones and a domestic flight away. So for the first time...
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Postcard from Cartagena

I'm not sure what I expected of Colombia, but I certainly didn't expect Cartagena to be so pretty. Facades in shades of cerulean and orange, fuchsia bougainvillea strewn over open windows and patterned tiles. Cobblestone streets and shady plazas,...
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Sailing the San Blas Islands with the Black Dragonfly

It's hard to find the most appropriate superlative to describe the five  days I spent sailing from Panama City, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia through the San Blas Islands. It was one of the most fantastic weeks of my life: incredibly relaxing,...
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Striking a balance between fixed life and wanderlust

Everyone said that as soon as I stopped traveling, I'd miss it. And while I was traveling, I yearned for the comfort of routine. The grass is always greener, we always want what we can't have--right? 8080...
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Postcard from Panama City

I talk a lot about places being on my list: those cities, countries and continents that I'm just dying to visit. The places that I've read books about or seen Facebook photos of, the destinations that friends have raved about or other bloggers have...
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First impressions of South America

I'm not sure how to define the exact location: I spent a few days in Panama City in Central America, sailed through the San Blas Islands in the Caribbean and then ended up in Cartagena in South America for a couple of nights. For the sake of...
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