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This adventure starts in a 10×20 storage unit in a sketchy Anchorage suburb with a dead car battery. I was at step 3 in a meticulously crafted plan that had an amazing amount of possibilities to go wrong. Fresh off the earliest flight from Juneau, I had less than 36 hours to drive my car north to Tok, down through the Yukon, and back into Alaska to catch an afternoon ferry from… Read More

Surfers on a misty afternoon at Long Beach in Tofino last November. Read about our stay at the beautiful Pacific Sands Resort here. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” — Ernest Hemingway  

Call it end-of-semester stress, but somewhere between flying back from BC in November and blogging about the trip, I managed to lose track of an entire memory card of photographs. It was a pleasant surprise to realize I had more to share, this time about a snagging an extra day in Vancouver. After a lovely couple of days in Tofino, we walked, drove, and ferry-ed our way back to Vancouver to catch… Read More

Thanksgiving, for my family, has always been more about being together than where we are together. Of course, I will always demand that Christmas is spent at our home in Colorado- probably well past the appropriate amount of time for a full-grown adult to be going to her parents for the holidays, but that won’t stop me. Anyways, we have spent our Thanksgivings in places from Ireland to Kazakhstan, so I wasn’t all… Read More