Monterey Part 2: Big Sur, Napa Valley

Back to Moneterey for round 2! This time I went with my parents, so the whole family was along for the ride. Kody (my brother) was getting ready to move back to Seattle, so we were there for one last visit, to help him pack and whatever else needed to be done. It really is a…

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Women’s World Cup: USA vs Nigeria

This post will be a little different from my other ones on the World Cup. Previously, I watched the games as a neutral party, but this is #TeamUSA #1N1T (sorry for the hashtags – it had to be done)! I have a strong vested interest in who wins this match! So, sorry Nigeria. You don’t…

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Doin’ a Little Deep Sea Fishin’

Well, maybe not ‘deep sea’ per se, but it was still some excellent fishin’! During our 4 days at the beach, we only planned 1 day of activities – a fishing/snorkeling/BBQ boat trip! We booked the trip through our hotel (unfortunately I can’t remember the company), and the boat picked us up right on the…

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Tobago and a Special Moment

The second part of our Trinidad and Tobago vacation was several days relaxing on the beach! We got up early to attempt to catch the first ferry over to Tobago, but unfortunately, so did everyone else in Trinidad. Apparently the entire population was headed to the other island for a little relaxing over the holiday…

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Port of Spain and Sounders Games

Back in 2012, several friends and I made the trip to Port of Spain, Trinidad, to see the Sounders play in the CONCACAF Champions League. As much as I love a good sporting match, it was honestly more of an excuse for a tropical, Caribbean vacation than because I felt an undying need to see…

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Kili Training Hikes: Mason Lake

This past Saturday, Amy and I did one of our last training hikes before we actually begin our climb! We’re both nervous and know we want to train as hard as possible, but we’ve also both reached burnout. We can’t wait until we can have a weekend to relax, and only go hiking because we…

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Rocky Mountain High

In June of 2012, my friend Emma moved to Denver to pursue a degree in medicine. She had lived with me for the previous 5 months, and was my Sounders game day other half. So it seemed right that a month after she moved, the Sounders played in Denver and I had the perfect opportunity…

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Women’s World Cup: Japan vs Cameroon

Our second game of the day on Friday was the 2011 Women’s World Cup winning Japan (who beat the US in penalty kicks in the final) vs newcomers Cameroon. Needless to say, I was rooting for Cameroon. Since we were already in the stadium, we got to watch both teams warm-up. I’m loving the hot…

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Women’s World Cup: Switzerland vs Ecuador

Yesterday I wrote about our trip up to Vancouver to see the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup on Friday. We saw Switzerland take on Ecuador and Japan defend their title against Cameroon. The first game, Sui v Ecu was at 4pm. Getting into the stadium was pretty easy, just don’t bring a selfie stick. Apparently it could…

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Women’s World Cup: Hanging Out in Vancouver B.C.

This past Friday I had the opportunity to check something off my bucket list; attending the Fifa World Cup! Canada is hosting the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and Vancouver B.C. is just a few hours from where I live, so of course I had to get tickets to some of the games! My friends Keith,…

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Birthday on the Beach

Last week we celebrated the birthday of my friend, former roommate and current travel partner Adrienne. We’ve been to Costa Rica, Morocco, Thailand and Cambodia together! It was a beautiful day as we’ve had an unseasonably warm spring here in Seattle, so she decided she wanted to spend the day at the beach. It turned…

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