Local Adventures: Worldy Fare

One of the things I love about traveling is trying new food and beverages. While I don't think it's the be all, end all of learning about a new culture,  it's certainly an important part and one I've learned to appreciate over the years. I've always been a relatively adventurous eater, but more and more …

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2013 Travel Recap

Each year I try to recap the places I've been. I didn't start my blog until 2009 (years prior to 2009 involved lots of travel so I don't know how I would have recapped all of that!) and the trips have been reasonable--both domestic and international, and some not so far from home. Although I …

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A Capitol Idea: Heading to D.C.

I'm very fortunate that my employer encourages me to attend at least one large-scale professional development conference each year, and I'm excited to have officially booked my attendance at the 2013 PRSA Counselors to Higher Education Senior Summit in Washington, D.C. this April. Last year I went to a Ragan Communications Summit in NYC, and …

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2011 Travel Recap

It seems like the years go faster and faster. Despite my journals, blogs, friends, pictures, scrapbooks and Facebook, I still forget past experiences as new ones constantly seem to take their place. I started going through a few of the above mentioned items and couldn't believe the weekend and weeklong trips we were able to squeeze into …

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Weekend in Washington D.C.

I could have wished for better circumstances surrounding our weekend trip to Washington D.C., but I certainly couldn't have wished for better weather or better company. My parents and I completed the 6.5-hour drive there and back this weekend in order to attend a funeral service for my great aunt, Kazuko, who recently passed away. …

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