Rescue Diver Course Review

I remember way back in 2007 when I got my open water dive certification, looking at the hierarchy of dive courses and thinking, “I have absolutely zero interest in becoming a rescue diver. I just want to dive for fun.” Flash forward ten years and here I am, a newly certified rescue diver. In 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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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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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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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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Kili Training Hikes: Tiger Mt

Way back when I was 19 or 20 years old, I started to get into hiking. My family was more into team sports and car camping, so we didn’t do much hiking growing up. The first trail I ever did was Tiger Mt, specifically West Tiger 3, in what is known as the Issaquah Alps….

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Kili Training Hikes: Bandera Mt

One of the pros of living in the Pacific North West is easy access to great hiking with beautiful views. One of the cons is that everyone has easy access. Even the tucked in, out of the way places see major traffic on beautiful weekends in the spring and summer. This Saturday, Amy and I hiked…

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Heartbreak at Super Bowl XLIX

It’s taken a few days to process, but I think I can finally talk about it without crying. That Super Bowl. What a way to go. I don’t want to get into all the shoulda, coulda, woulda. I just want to talk about how great the experience was otherwise. I mean, I went to the…

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Seahawks Win the Super Bowl!!

The Lombardi Trophy! I know this isn’t really travel related, and I know I’m a little late to the party, but it’s my blog and I get to do what I want. I also needed some time to really let this settle in. One of my favorite teams in the entire world, the Seattle Seahawks…

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