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January 2014

Postcard from Culebra

My first priority when I booked my trip to Puerto Rico: finding the best beaches. I've visited my share of beaches around the world, and even though all I really need is sun and salt water (sand is optional, as discovered in Nice), I definitely judge...
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A very snowy New York winter (and a sunny escape)

Life in New York lately has felt like one perpetual snow day: blizzard after blizzard, freezing temperatures and white skies and icy sidewalks. There are days when my fingers feel frost-bitten and no jacket seems quite warm enough (only to get inside...
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Reminiscing: Southeast Asia

It should come as no surprise to long-time readers of this site that I absolutely loved living in Melbourne: it deserves every single ounce of its title as the most livable city in the world. I was lucky enough to have a bedroom window that looked...
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Postcard from Luquillo

On our way back to San Juan from Caribe Playa (via Fajardo and Culebra), we spent a morning at Luquillo Beach before driving through El Yunque National Rainforest (where, predictably, it rained). Luquillo was one of my favorite beaches in Puerto...
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This year’s mantra

Since I started writing this blog in 2010, I've tried to establish a few words around each new year. It's a way to decide what I'm going to focus on, what I'm searching for most--and mostly, it's a grounding exercise to calm my mind during yoga,...
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Postcard from Caribe Playa

All I wanted for Christmas was a real good tan, and thanks to Caribe Playa, I got one! When I booked a flight to Puerto Rico on an impulse (namely, I was feeling sad and then I spotted a cheap round-trip on JetBlue), it was mostly because my parents...
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The notion of honesty, on and offline

At a dinner party the other night, I blushed when my boyfriend and a close friend discussed a blog post that I'd written. It was a strange collision of two separate worlds, the intersection between the life that I live every day and the ways that I...
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Postcard from San Juan

San Juan is an interesting place: as an American territory, it's one of our country's oldest capital cities. Despite being able to use American dollars and popular chain stores dotting the boulevards, there are roosters crowing in backyards, salsa...
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The best of Puerto Rico, via Instagram

One of my favorite quotes is one by Ralph Waldo Emerson: live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. And that's exactly what we did in Puerto Rico. It was a week of sunshine and salt water, hammocks and relaxation. I caught up on sleep,...
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2014: what I’m going to do more of

2014! I'm excited for this year, and I'm pretty happy with how things are: I've got the best people around me, a delightfully cozy home, the opportunity to live in New York City, plenty of frequent flier miles saved up. I already floss regularly and...
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