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2015 by the Numbers


Dear all. The time has come once again for a year-end update! Much has happened so far in 2015, and I could write you volumes! That sounds extreme, though, and I thought—if I’m going to be extreme, I should do it in a way that requires minimal work on my part. So I limited myself […]

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The Unshakable World Traveler


I’ve never considered myself less car-dependent than I have in the past year—living as I am in the city, within walking distance of my office and being an avid (er, fair-weather) road biker—I like to think of myself as rather self-sufficient. So when in January I got the idea that I should forego my car […]

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Cities.and.Airports.2011


Happy New Year! As usual, it’s been quite the year, although slightly less travel than in the past couple. Let’s take a look-see, shall we? Cities/places I stayed in 2011: Edmonds* Seattle* Wenatchee Spokane* Portland* Sitka, AK Kirkland Tucson* Nogales, Sonora, Mexico Vader Battle Ground Gresham, OR Sun River Cape Alava Camano Island Fort Collins* […]

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I Hear Alaska’s Beautiful This Time of Year


My spring break in Alaska was, in a word, stupendous. As noted in a previous post, it was full of some of my very favorite things. There was beautiful water, mountains, plenty of sunshine. I expanded my horizons both through reading a couple of fantastic books about life, love and international development, and through some […]

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uh-LAS-kah


Are you feeling listless? Melancholy? Easily distracted? Are you experiencing an inexplicable sense of emptiness? Do you find yourself wandering, searching, but you don’t know what for? Don’t worry, it’s going to be OK. I’m just on vacation for a week. I’ll be back soon, so don’t give up hope. Yes indeedy, it’s true. I […]

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Statistically Speaking, It’s the Best


I don’t mean to keep bragging about my new place (or do I?) but it’s really quite nice. Not only is the house itself great, it is in a fantastic location. Thanks to a tip from a friend, I found some useful information about my address on walkscore.com. Amazing. Here are a few highlights: There […]

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Portland, Here I Come!


Well, I recently signed up for the STP. And I’m quite excited about it! The Seattle to Portland is a 200 mile bike ride (the location is self explanatory). This is the 32nd year that the ride has taken place, and I’ll be participating for the first time along with a variety of relatives. I […]

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[WGF:11] Living in Pursuit of Adventure


Back in October I was unemployed and generally unimpressed with my life of job searching, so I booked myself a little vacation to – where else? – the Midwest. My bestie, Ash, moved to Chicago in May, and I hadn’t seen her since we graduated from Chapman in May 2009. It was high time for […]

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Cities.and.Airports.2010


It’s time to look back on the year and all the places I’ve been! Yes, indeed, the second annual Cities and Airports Report has arrived. You are so excited. Cities I stayed in for at least one night: Biak, Papua (Indonesia) Abepura, Papua* Salatiga, Central Java* Singapore Jogjakarta, Central Java* Jimbaran, Bali Ubud, Bali Kopeng, […]

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[WGF:10] New Editions to My Beloved Map Collection


My brother got me an awesome Christmas present! Not one, but TWO antique maps. One is of Asia in the 1850s and the other is South America in 1897. There are a few countries on the Asia map that I’ve never heard of before, like Beeloochistan and Turkestan. There are also a few countries missing, […]

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