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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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Christine Amorose Merrill and Gertie the Pug at the Farmers Market

Of the moment // 9.22.17

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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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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Sunrise from the Southwest window seat

Of the moment // 9.15.17

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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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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Hammond's Ice Cream, San Diego

Of the moment // 9.8.17

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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Christine Amorose in New York City

The beauty maxims I live by

I tore this quote out of a magazine when I was living in my first apartment in New York City in 2012, and somehow it's followed me through every move since then. I can't remember what magazine it was, and I unfortunately don't even know who said it:...
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Balboa Park

Of the moment // 9.1.17

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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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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Palm trees in San Diego

Our upcoming travel plans

Now that we're getting settled into life in San Diego, I've started thinking about my favorite thing: where to travel next! I honestly would have already booked a million trips by now, but David requested that we take some time to get settled into...
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