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I'm a 37-year old Seattle girl who was bitten by the travel bug on my first tour of Europe in 2004. This personal blog follows my attempts to visit as many countries as I can, as often as my budget will allow. Since starting this blog in 2007, I've also worked as a freelance copywriter for an online travel publication. This only served to add even more must-see locations to my already extended list.
Follow me as I try to balance "real life" with exploring the world, all while trying to conquer a wickedly ironic case of homesickness.



29.8.08

Touche

"Traveling is the stuff that life was made for."

- Jackie Steves,
daughter of travel guru, Rick Steves,
upon return from her first independent European jaunt.

Touche, Jackie. Touche.

24.8.08

The bluest skies you've ever seen...

...are in Seattle. Or so the song goes. I figured with all the waxing poetic about London, it was about time I shared a little about my home city.





22.8.08

Vegas or bust!

It seems San Francisco will have to wait; our posh weekend in Vegas has been bumped up! It's been six years since I've been to Las Vegas, and I'm excited to get back in that fabulous desert air and see all the new developments. Plus, Hubby hasn't visited Vegas yet, so it will be fun to watch him experience everything for the first time.

We've decided to go to two different shows, each of us choosing one. I'm picking the new "Phantom" at the Venetian and Hubby chose The Blue Man Group.

And the icing on the cake will be a tour out to the Grand Canyon (brand new for me), and we're going to stop at the new Skywalk! I'm thrilled to walk out on it; Hubby...not so much.

Keep ya posted!

15.8.08

One eighty six?!

To any Americans that frequent Great Britain - the pound has been slipping against the dollar in past weeks, and it is now lower than it has been in the past 2 years: $1.86!

I'm seriously considering stocking up for my next trip. If I order £500 today, I'll save $60 compared to what I paid a year ago for the same amount.

14.8.08

My adrenaline wish list

Dangle my toes over the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland:




Stand at the bottom of Niagara Falls, Canada:




Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia:




Absailing in Capetown, South Africa:




See the sunrise over Machu Picchu, Peru:



(To be continued...)

6.8.08

"A Cloud in Trousers" in Edinburgh


If anyone visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year happens to catch this show, I'd love a personal review. After only five performances, Samantha Bloom is already getting stellar remarks from the critics.

Oh, to be in Scotland this month...

You know you miss London...

When this actually makes you nostalgic:


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