The best (and most obvious) travel...

30th Nov, 2009

You probably know what I’m about to tell you already. It’s painfully obvious. But it’s so damn important, I figure it needs to be said. Take lots of photos. I…

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California Budget Shopping

25th Nov, 2009

The other day, my friend Kim and I were defending our tendency to wash out and re-use Zip-loc plastic bags. Apparently our hoighty-toighty significant others find it “gouache”. WHICH IT…

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Alaska Airlines and the other man....

24th Nov, 2009

Recently, I saw a photo of an Alaska Airlines plane with an image of Apolo Ohno emblazoned on the side. Alaska is Apolo’s official sponsor. Since their hub is in…

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10 ways to select a perfect restaurant...

23rd Nov, 2009

Touristy spots, as annoying and overcrowded as they may be, are touristy for a reason. They’re part of what makes a city unique and interesting, and more often than not,…

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A compelling reason to travel …

20th Nov, 2009

I’m going to be in San Diego, California for ten days starting on Monday. What could possibly tear me away from the perpetual rain and cold that is Seattle in…

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Dear England: Your food needs PR.

19th Nov, 2009

Branding is everything. Whenever anyone disputes this point, my husband brings up Altria. They saw a jump in investors when they stopped calling themselves Philip Morris. Altria sounds new and…

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Superfluous Travel Item I Need (Kinda):...

18th Nov, 2009

This isn’t just about an item that I was convinced I needed – it’s about one that I actually bought. And holy cow, have they changed my life. No, really.…

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Hollaback, ladies.

17th Nov, 2009

Cat-calling, I’ve found, is somewhat universal. At least, from my experiences it is (whether or not the Amhara of Djibouti experience this phenomenon is unknown to me). It varies a…

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Cheeky Copywriting Monkeys

16th Nov, 2009

Ladies and Gentleman, when I’m not doing a half-assed job of recounting my trips across the world with my husband, I am (removes glasses a la Clark Kent) … A…

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