leaving

I have always wanted to see the world.   I’ve always believed the best way to experience a place is to immerse yourself in it. The best way to understand people (and your own self among others) is to step into their shoes.   There is so much beauty, so much culture so much life […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Breakfast In Paris

Around mid-morning, French cookbook author Anne met us at a classic French boulangerie- a place that only uses sourdough, she explained, so their bread has less gluten and is healthier. “Us” meaning myself and three other lovely American tourists, who had each paid about $70 through Airbnb’s new experience feature for Anne to show us […]

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