Category Archives: United States

Santillana del Mar, Cantabria

2012: My Year in Travel

This year was all about staying local. I ventured out of Spain a few times; once to make my yearly trans-atlantic trip home, and once to explore Lisbon, Portugal. In between those trips, I explored more of my adopted country, and consequently fell more in love with it. Though I have a long way to […]

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Autumnal Paradise in Leavenworth

  In southern Spain, you knew it was autumn when the trees were full of green leaves one day, and none the next. The sun would slowly transition from its unbearable summer state, and suddenly you could begin sleeping under the blankets again. Autumn in Andalucía wasn’t celebrated with the onslaught of pumpkin patches, haunted […]

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(Re)exploring Ballard: Bastille

  If you were to ask me what I love most about Seattle, first I’d tell you that I think it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen, despite traveling to a decent amount of places in this world. Then, I’d confess—that its neighborhoods are what I really love. From hipster-populated Capitol Hill to the […]

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San Francisco in 48 Hours

I managed to pack in a lot of sight-seeing into just two days in San Francisco. Here’s what I did/saw: Admired the skyscrapers in the Financial District Saw the Christmas lights in Union Square Sampled clam chowder (yes, in a sourdough bowl) and saltwater taffy Explored Chinatown’s gastronomy Went to the Golden Gate Bridge Strolled […]

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Where I Went in 2011

As the year wraps up, I’m looking back on how amazing it’s been, and how lucky I feel to be enjoying these experiences. This year, though I added just one new country to my list, I added many new destinations and explored my adopted country even more thoroughly. January I started off 2011 fresh from […]

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