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Pulling together my thoughts from a tumultuous and challenging year, I had to face it: This was my least traveled year yet. But it was also one of my best. While my parents made their way across the African continent by boat, plane, safari jeep, and camel, my geographic range rarely strayed from Alaska. But what a state to call home. I was warned early on about the ways the Land of… 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  

2013 brought me from the peak of the 2nd largest volcano in Indonesia to traversing glaciers in Iceland. It was a year of hard work- in class, on the search for an internship, and completing some of the most incredible treks of my life. With 2014 hours away, it all seems to be paying off. I have a lot to look forward to, and many moments that will be hard to beat…. Read More

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