Month: February 2010

Ten Rules for Being a Good Houseguest (for my brother)

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Feb 15, 2010
Posted in: Top Ten

My brother just returned to the states (with his wife) from Hong Kong. They currently don’t have an apartment, and my brother is crashing on couches (both in San Diego and in Los Angeles) while looking for a new place. I sincerely feel sympathy for whoever is hosting him, because my brother is not the…

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Superfluous Travel Item I Need (Kinda): Pajama Jeans

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Feb 11, 2010
Posted in: S.T.I.N.K.s

The other day, fellow blogger and copywriter Philip posted this to his Facebook account: I nearly peed from laughing and from sheer joy. Because “F*ck it, I give up” very often becomes my fashion motto roughly halfway through a trip. I start out hopeful. Delusional even. I bring three-inch heels and convince myself that I…

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My mom and Rick Steves

Posted on
Feb 10, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings, WTF

Valentine’s Day is approaching, so I figured I’d take a moment to acknowledge some of the people in my life who I love. Because even though she’s occasionally certifiable, I love my mom. And since I alluded to it in an earlier post, I think I should tell you about the time she yelled at…

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10 reasons why Rick Steves and I are soulmates.

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Feb 8, 2010

Dear Friends, As Valentine’s Day approaches, I am filled with the spirit of the holiday, as well as roughly 2 pounds of those chalky little conversations hearts. Consequently, I feel the need to share with you a secret: maybe I don’t hate Rick Steves all that much. In fact, maybe I love him just a…

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The Week in Travel: February 5, 2010

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Feb 5, 2010

I hate to phone it in with a “wrap-up the week” post, but since absolutely everyone else does it, and I’m leaving for Great Britain next week, I figure you’ll forgive me. Besides, this week was kind of nifty. First off, Congrats to my hubby’s colleagues at Distilled, for the opening of their new U.S.-based…

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The difference between England, Britain, and the United Kingdom (and a few other places, too)

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Feb 4, 2010

The other day we were hanging out with some friends – some American, some not, and we realized that none of us were really sure what countries are included in the phrase “United Kingdom”. Nor did we know what’s a part of “Great Britain.” England, we pretty much figured out (they’re those wussy guys who…

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I learn a lesson in cultural sensitivity.

Posted on
Feb 3, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings

The other day, Rand and I were talking about our upcoming trip to Scotland, and we had the following exchange: Rand: What do you want to do in Glasgow? Me: Catch a leprechaun. Rand: (sighs heavily) Honey … Me: What? Rand: Where are leprechauns from? Me: … it’s funny that you decided to go with…

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  • Guess what I'm thankful for? (Should be pretty easy to figure out.)
  • Currently 86 degrees in San Diego.
  • Digging the vest.
  • My life is characterized by following this gent through the winding backstreets of foreign cities and I am entirely okay with that.
  • Non ho proprio voglia di andare a casa. I'm just going to stay here.😗🇮🇹
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  • After the last train leaves, Venice becomes a ghost town. It's creepy and wonderful and obviously haunted.
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  • Went to visit Mandova today, where a rich nobleman built a palace for his mistress. This room was where he took guests before the orgies. This revelation caught me by surprise, but Rand noted that there wasn't a lot else for rich people to do in the 16th century. It was mostly food and orgies.
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  • And then the cute little old couple walked into the scene and life felt like a movie.
  • I will never get over the fact that hundreds of years ago my ancestors built a city on water, and it is still here. Next time I doubt myself, I need to remember that anything is possible if you are willing to get your feet wet.
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  • Uh-oh. It appears he's gone Italian. Gonna be hard to drag this dapper gentleman back to the states.

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