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Black Sand Beach on the Road to Hana, Maui

A day on the road to Hana

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Maui: driving the road to Hana--and beyond! I was really on the fence about whether or not we should do it: we only had five full days in Maui (which feels like a lot until you're there, and we were working...
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Sunset at Kamaole Beach in Kihei, Maui

The best of Maui

I would like to make a grand defense of the easy vacation: the vacation that is all blue skies and sandy beaches, psychological thriller paperbacks and catching up on all the podcasts, morning walks along the water and rum-POG cocktails at sunset....
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Getty Villa in Malibu, California

A visit to Getty Villa

Part of the fun of living in San Diego is being close enough to finally check out all of the things I want to do in Los Angeles without actually living there (aka I can handle the traffic for a total of 36 hours before I go bonkers). On my last trip...
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Salvation Mountain in the California desert

A road trip to Salvation Mountain and Slab City

Now that I'm back on the West Coast, I've been trying to check out a lot of weird and wonderful places that aren't too far from San Diego. One of the first on the list was Salvation Mountain. It's a literal man-made mountain of latex paint in the...
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Denver Botanic Garden in the fall

A visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens

To be honest, Denver Botanic Garden wasn't super high on my list of must-do things in the city. Before we arrived, my ideal itinerary was 50% hiking and 50% craft beer drinking. However, we had a bit of a scheduling snafu and the altitude affected me...
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Fall colors outside of Denver, Colorado

A fall weekend in Denver

We spent last weekend in Denver, and it was exactly the fall foliage dream that I was hoping for. We had a few reasons for wanting to visit Denver: a few different sets of friends recently relocated there from the East Coast, it was a city we had...
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Statue of Liberty at Sunset from Circle Line Cruise

The places I recommend most (in the USA)

The question that I both love and hate (and get asked often): what's your favorite place to visit? Obviously, I'm all in on chatting about travel, reminiscing about the trips I've taken and giving recommendations on cool places to go. But it's also...
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

A whirlwind weekend in Northern California

What a crazy weekend! To quickly sum up: we drove to Los Angeles on Thursday night to drop off Gertie with my friend Aly and then stayed with friends in Hancock Park, drove to Sacramento on Friday for that evening's wine tasting event, cleaned out my...
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Seattle Public Library Central

The highlights of 24 hours in Seattle

I’ve wanted to visit Seattle for a long time, but it never made sense as a weekend getaway from New York City. I had a feeling that I’d relocate to the West Coast eventually, and it was top of my list for when I did. So I was thrilled when the...
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California Dreamin' Hot Air Balloon Ride in Temecula, California

A hot air balloon ride in Temecula

Fun fact: I have the opposite of a fear of heights. I constantly seek the sensation and the perspective of being high in the air, no matter how I'm there. I love helicopter rides, skyscrapers and rooftops, Ferris wheels, aerial trams, paragliding,...
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