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Going Swiss in New Glarus, Wisconsin

Thirty minutes before I left the office for the airport to catch our flight to the US, I dropped my iPhone in the toilet. I always wonder how people manage to do something so ridiculous, but now I know – one second, it was in the back pocket of my jeans, the next, it was […]

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Chicago skyline

An Electric Boat Ride in Chicago

Both of my parents turned 60 this year, which coincided with the rare occasion of the whole family being in the same postcode at the same time. To celebrate, my (newly married!) sister snapped up a $99 Groupon for the Chicago Electric Boat Company. For two hours, our group of seven could cruise the Chicago […]

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Big Island

Uncovering the truth about Hawaii’s green sand beach

The Big Island of Hawai’i has at least two different kinds of sand that I can vouch for: black and white. There is also a third if you count the hybrid of the two, salt-and-pepper sand. At the Volcanoes National Park, a display claims that there are two other kinds of sand hidden on the […]

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Where I’ve Been

So this happened last month: And we spent three weeks here: It was dksflkerjkerjieroiucGAH As you can see, I’m still looking for the words to describe it all, so I’ll leave you with one more pic and a vague promise that I’ll come back and start writing again very soon. Save

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Remembering Vacations

I’m not sure when the word ‘vacation’ was replaced by ‘travel,’ or why it needed to be. Because for 21 years, I took vacations, and they were awesome. Exhibit A, “Vacation”: Exhibit B, “Travel”: Most summers we loaded up the van the night before, anticipating a four AM start to the vacation. “I’m going to […]

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Re-discovering My Childhood in St. Augustine

I was a nerdy kid. What am I talking about? I’m still a nerd. As I get older, I’ve really come to embrace my inner nerd. It’s sort of comforting to know that, given a square of paper, I can still fold up a book or a cup. Because you know what? I had a […]

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