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My Travels Tag

Montreal. How I’ve lived in Washington, DC, a mere 10 drive hours away, for 31 years without taking the time to visit this gem of a city is beyond me. It is, for lack of a more exciting or descriptive word... lovely. A true remedy for any American’s wanderlust. I wasn’t

Living right outside DC, I see the Washington Monument all the time! Despite the relative normalcy of it, whenever I pass it by I always bring out my phone to snap a quick picture. Except, one day about a month ago, I was walking by the stone obelisk. It was ridiculously,

This past Memorial Day weekend, while friends and family were heralding in the start of summer with BBQs and lazy afternoons by the pool, I was practicing my French while exploring the charming cobblestone streets of Montreal, Canada. I’ve been eager to visit Montreal for years, and I was excited to

When most people think of Walt Disney World in Florida, visions of Cinderella’s Castle, mouse ears, fast roller coasters and a hearty dose of Disney magic immediately rush to mind. But much more than theme park fun, I recommend taking some time during your trip to explore some of the official

This week, I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite moments from when I was in New Zealand. Looking back, I sure did cram a lot of uber-adventurous activities within the month I was there. Enjoy!! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Kayaking around Cathedral Cove on the North Island[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The aforementioned kayak[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

Photo via Tourist-Destinations.com Tomorrow, I take my very first class of French 101. Up until now the extent of my French knowledge has started and stopped at the movie “Amelie,” so I am excited and more than a little bit nervous to begin my lessons. Since I have publicly deemed 2012 the year

London is one of my all time favorite cities. Whenever I have a chance to visit, I go through the same ritual when I first arrive. Fly in early on a Saturday morning, drop off my bags at my hotel, hop on the tube and head to Borough Market to

Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is a top destination on the US’s east coast for 3 seasons out of the year. From early spring to late fall, the park is filled to the brim with eager wilderness seekers looking to get close to nature, take some pretty photographs and maybe even

A new year = a fresh start. At least, that’s my mantra du jour as we say farewell to 2011 and ring in 2012. Last week, I posted a look back at my travel adventures and achievements of 2011. Now’s the exciting part… looking ahead to the future!With some reflection, I’ve

At first glance, 2011 was a bit of a tough travel year for me. Coming off of the epic-ness that was 2010 (A month backpacking around Australia and New Zealand?! Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?!) it’s been difficult to have to grapple with a consistent lack of

Imagine waking up in paradise. You start with breakfast on your balcony, enjoying the warm breeze and the views of the turquoise Caribbean ocean before venturing down to spend the day under a palapa on the beach or lounging by the pool. Happy hour starts at 3, and the only decision

Ah, Cancun. My tropical home away from home! I'm freshly back from a 9 day vacation at the Royal Resorts in sunny Cancun, Mexico, where I spent my days lounging by the pool, heading to the spa and relaxing by the ocean with a Banana Monkey in hand. To say it was glorious is an understatement! Here are