Category Archives: Travel

Cartagena, November 2016

Although I respect that on a global level it’s been less than stellar, I have to say all in all, on a personal level, 2016 has been a pretty good year. However, by the day before Thanksgiving when I packed … Continue reading

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One city, two takes

This weekend I’ve gone through about ten years of photos in search of material for Beauty in Buildings. It’s a cool feeling that even before Instagram existed or I even realized that I love learning about, appreciating, and photographing buildings, … Continue reading

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Hikeventure on Nor Cal’s Lost Coast

This city gal has become a bit more outdoor-minded as she’s gotten older -The woods have become less a place to burn one in secret and more a place to enjoy, explore, walk, swim, run, bike, and conquer. One of the things I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places I’ve Been!

Prefacing this post with acknowledging that I’m extremely privileged to have been able to visit all these places! A word of advice: Apply for every scholarship you can because no one else actually does, they’re easy to get once you write … Continue reading

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On Moving to California

  Four years ago, I moved to Brussels, Belgium knowing only one person who broke my little 22-year-old heart as soon as I arrived. Last year, I quit my steady job in New York to move down and travel around … Continue reading

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Alice’s Guide to Guatemala

I went to Guatemala for vacation back in February 2014, originally planning to spend a week lounging on beautiful Lake Atitlán and taking a few Spanish lessons. Instead, I ended up ad-hoc backpacking around the country over 10 days, taking in Antigua, … Continue reading

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Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals – Lê, Diễm-Châu Sarah-Sophia

  I  only met Chau once in Belgium, where we were slated to complete a Master’s program at KU Leuven, but she was faster to leave the program than I was! Luckily before she left we connected online and I realized … Continue reading

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