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Denver Highlights

girl in Colorado Springs

On a long summer weekend, me and the boy took a plane out to Colorado to reunite with some old friends and see his family. Having only been to Colorado in the winter, it was really cool to finally see this city in warmer temps. I’ve been to Colorado a few times before but never the downtown Denver area. I was excited to be able to better explore a new city. Here are a few quick highlights from an overall silly and highly memorable weekend.

Journey to Thailand

thailand journey

Not too long ago, a group of friends and I headed to Thailand for a 2-week adventure. Having never traveled to Asia, the trip was incredibly eye-opening and tons of fun. It also cured my travel bug (for the time being) and renewed my love of Asian food.   The flight time was about 10 hours, with a layover in Tokyo and Bangkok but, with a slew of movies, the overall journey wasn’t too bad. The hardest part was stopping in Bangkok for the night,…

Cancun Thai Lounge

If you go anywhere in Cancun to eat, then I definitely recommend the Cancun Thai Lounge. Complete with impressive views and docks that mimic the views of Thailand. Margaritas all around.

Royal Solaris Cancun

This would be the face of a very excited individual bound for Cancun! Well, aside from the very serious business of looking at apps. But aside from that, the excitement was practically oozing. Me and the boy headed to Cancun to Royal Solaris Cancun for some sun and relaxation. A little flight snack. I get pretty anxious during flights so this helps to soothe the nerves somewhat. Don’t worry, I shared. 😉   When we arrived, we were greeted with a drink from the staff,…

Capilano Suspension Bridge

So a while ago I took a weekend trip up to Vancouver to explore some Canadian terrain and for a quick mini adventure. Regrettably, it’s taken me way too long to actually get these pictures up on the blog. Life’s gotten a little too hectic lately but looking back at these pictures has made me seriously itch for another trip or at least a camping getaway to detox and breathe. Who’s with me? Our first day out in Vancouver we ventured to the Capilano Suspension…

Mallory Square

The rest of our first day in Key West with the fam, continued with us taking it easy. We dined at a local restaurant that was right on the bay and not too far from Mallory Square. I think everything looks better over the rim of a margarita glass, don’t you? 😉 And we feasted! On pub fare but delicious nonetheless. We nibbled on lobster sliders (my fave), giant prawns and one very juicy burger. It was enough for a gal to forget all her…

What it Feels to return Home after Living Abroad

There, suspended by one hand between the baggage-car and the tender, with the other he loosened the safety chains; but, owing to the traction, he would never have succeeded in unscrewing the yoking-bar, had not a violent concussion jolted this bar out. The train, now detached from the engine, remained a little behind, whilst the locomotive rushed forward with increased speed. Carried on by the force already acquired, the train still moved for several minutes; but the brakes were worked and at last they stopped,…

Ethiopia: a Vimeo video

Upon waking next morning about daylight, I found Queequeg’s arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner. You had almost thought I had been his wife. The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-coloured squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade—owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves…

Visiting Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali, Indonesia

Once the tumultuous upheaval of its dispersion was over, the black smoke clung so closely to the ground, even before its precipitation, that fifty feet up in the air, on the roofs and upper stories of high houses and on great trees, there was a chance of escaping its poison altogether, as was proved even that night at Street Cobham and Ditton. The man who escaped at the former place tells a wonderful story of the strangeness of its coiling flow, and how he looked…

The Frying Pan

There’s something about going back to New York, that always manages to put things  in perspective. Maybe it’s the distance that gives clarification, the jam packed sidewalks or the incredible skyline- but things always manage to feel a little clearer after heading to  the city. I arrived in the city early Thursday morning, before the hustle and bustle, completely jet lagged. I stumbled around Little Italy in search of something to eat. There’s so many Italian pastry shops, it’s hard to choose.  Cupcakes count as…