Travel Diaries: New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is like the dirty cousin New York and Paris grew up with. Big cities love their kin but frown when the holidays come around and it shows up with torn stockings and a gleam in its eye. The prankster, the practical joker, the gorgeous but rebellious teenager. There's elegance in the veins of… Continue reading Travel Diaries: New Orleans, Louisiana

experiencing Alki

We used paper Starbucks cups to build castles in the sand.   As children my siblings and I were so proud of these already collapsing towers, knowing they'd be lapped up by the approaching tide hours after their creation. They were beautiful despite their transitory existence- maybe because of it. We delighted in the ability… Continue reading experiencing Alki

Travel Diaries: Rome, in architecture

 Some stories are best told in photographs.   Copper and rose, rust and ochre. Delicate pinks and hard oranges... Rome is every shade of the most brilliant sunset you've seen.  Ironwork and faded awnings accentuate the personality of each building. Orange and lemon trees flourish beneath curtains sighing against open windows. The city's history is… Continue reading Travel Diaries: Rome, in architecture

Oaxaca, Mexico

How do you describe a trip that has changed the way you see the world? Some experiences can't be put into words. At least, I don't ever feel like I have the words to do them justice. Experiences are built from the unfolding of events and the emotions that tie a person to them. Who was… Continue reading Oaxaca, Mexico