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Florida Rainstorm

I was asleep in bed, embraced by a thick duvet and too many pillows when I heard it---the familiar sound of the storm siren. Distant but powerful. It's strange, but I find this sound comforting. I like the dissonant drone, like a chord that never rounds

Tillamook Coast Solo Drive

In all my days of sniffing sea breeze I've encountered nothing quite like the wind that whips off the Oregon coast. Nothing compares to the scent that rolls in off the Pacific and meets the dense forests of Oregon—crisp, wet, evergreen, clean. I visited Portland as I

City Guide: Lisbon, Portugal

  Lisbon is easily my favorite European city I've visited to date (don't tell the other European cities, I want them to like me). I had such an amazing wander around this sunny, colorful, historic place. Maybe it had something to do with the tiles It had EVERYTHING to

Honolulu Hospitality

"May-lay Keh-lee-kee-mah-kah" My aunt said pronouncing the island sounds of the Hawaiian holiday greeting---"Mele Kalikimaka." I can still hear her, bouncing from vowel to vowel, sounding out the names of Hawaiian streets---Gracefully, carefully. respectfully. This was many years ago. I was only nine years old. It was my biggest

Wend City Guide: Port Chalmers

Just a small fishing village, Port Chalmers is only a short 25 minute drive from its more popular neighbor, Dunedin. Of course, Dunedin is well worth a visit (if not solely to stock up on bars and bars of chocolate at the Cadbury Factory alone). But if you're

Where to Dance: London

Pineapple Dance Studios of London For an American dancer (me), dancing at Pineapple was a bucket list item. I've wanted to dance here since I was a girl, having heard rumors of a London studio where legends have sweat it out on their floors. But Pineapple isn't just for

Where to Dance: San Francisco

While trolling my favorite flight apps for cheap tickets, I can never pass up a good deal to visit my favorite city by the Bay--San Francisco. It's a  city I hate that I love. All it ever does is embrace me with its sweet sweet pastry shops, amazing coffee,