Category Travel

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Making Space for Awe – the Strangeness of Travel, Seattle edition

When I stop to think about it, air travel starts to seem like a truly strange thing. You wake up at home, in your bed, where things are familiar and “normal”; you go to the airport, those strange places where people bustle about, revealing the complexities of human nature; you enter the “time warp” of air […]

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Touring and Tasting San Francisco

Last week, two of my best friends from Texas finally came to visit.  I’ve talked San Francisco up quite a bit over the years, so I knew they were arriving with high expectations.  One of my favorite things about San Francisco is the diversity of the city.  Each neighborhood is distinctly different, and I wanted […]

The Comforts of Home: Grilled Vegetables

I went “home” to Texas last weekend for a quick visit with my parents and grandmother. I had not been to Texas since October, and I didn’t want to wait until the holidays, so I squeezed in a short trip during my transition between jobs. When in Texas, there are two major options for “comfort […]

I <3 New York!

This past weekend, my husband and I drove** up to New York for a weekend with friends. We lived in the city for two years after we graduated from college (I was attending NYU for grad school), and moved back to Charlottesville a little over a year ago. I made a few wedding and business […]

Vacation Recap

Like all good things, vacation had to come to an end. It was great to spend time with the whole family and to check out for a week! Our days included time on the beach… Bike rides to explore the island… Plenty of cocktails! and delicious meals (eaten out and cooked at home). This August, […]

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