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June 2015

Biking in New York City

One of the things from The Happiness Project that really resonated with me was asking what you liked to do as a kid: I loved riding my bike as a kid, and I love riding my bike now--even though the chaotic streets of New York City are a far cry from...
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Of the moment // 6.26.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Postcard from Willemstad

If it's not clear enough by now that the colorful buildings of Curacao were a BIG reason why I decided to go--in addition to all of those beautiful beaches--they were. I was genuinely excited to wander around the city in search of brightly-hued...
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Notes on making travel videos

Full disclosure: I work at Vimeo, and Cameo is part of the Vimeo family of products. That said, no one here asked me to write this post and I'm not being compensated for it. All opinions, as always, are my own.  So! To be honest, I've never been...
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Of the moment // 6.19.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Postcard from Pietermaai

Curacao is well-known for the colorful buildings that line the waterfront in Willemstad: as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic downtown and harbor has been carefully renovated and restored. And although Willemstad is fantastic, I think that...
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The best beaches in Curacao

I didn't go to Curacao for the beaches: although I knew it was in the Caribbean and that the island has miraculously good weather year-round, I was more enamored with the Insta-dream of colorful buildings. But as soon as I arrived, I was blown away:...
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Of the moment // 6.12.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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A long weekend in Curacao

Confession: I sometimes take trips, and the carefully edited and highly curated set of photos that results makes it seem far more beautiful and more relaxing that it ever actually was (see: notes on authenticity). But when it comes to Curacao, the...
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27: let’s do this

Fun fact about me: I skipped eighth grade! At the end of my seventh grade year at the local public middle school, one of my teachers told my mom that he thought eighth grade would be a waste of time for me. Looking back on that summer, I remember a...
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