I had every intention of renting a tiny studio in Paris. But when I mentioned the idea to my friend Yves, he offered to let me stay with him. I said yes. And thank you. I arrived in Paris on a Monday morning, itching to see everything despite the jetlag. Standing in line, waiting to get......
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I prefer to write about things in chronological order, so I haven’t been able to write about anything else until I could write this. Where do I start? I went to Paris in June. I know I’m not alone when I say that Paris was my ultimate destination – the place at the top of my travel......
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I’ve got a few hours before my flight to Tokyo starts boarding. Which means I’m sitting at the airport, dealing with the, at-best, intermittent wifi and watching the other flights board and depart. The S gates at Seatac Airport know me well – I’m here every few months though generally just in the nick of......
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When I was in Iceland, I got a text from a friend telling me that we should go to St. Petersburg and that I needed to book my tickets. So I did. That night. A few days in Russia sounded perfect....
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We stood in the cold, scouting out the best view to capture Geysir erupting. I had both my phone and my Canon out to try to get the action on both of them. We stood in silence with ten or twelve people around us even after the first eruption. Then we waited for the second......
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The drive here was one of the longest we had undertaken on this trip. It was going to take us a good few hours to come here. We woke up early, made breakfast for one another and prepared snacks and sandwiches for the ride there. The boys made sure we had enough food and water......
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Seeing a double rainbow at Skogafoss is apparently the norm but I didn’t know that when I got there. It felt so special to see and I’ve never witnessed one before. (Though it did make me think of that ridiculous double rainbow video that blew up on Youtube a few years ago…) While there isn’t......
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We accidentally visited the waterfalls on one of the coldest days in Iceland. As we drove there, we watched the temperature reading in the car drop and drop… all the way down to -1C. There was a plaque at Barnafoss letting us know that the name for the waterfall comes from two boys who tried to cross......
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Harpa is such a visually striking part of the Reyjavik waterfront. Despite driving and walking by it for a few days, we never had enough time to walk in and really view it. We finally made time on day 6 after Felix and I got our tattoos. More on that later. Harpa strongly reminded me......
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This was the first place I visited after I got my tattoo at Reykjavik Ink. I stopped in and the place was almost entirely empty. There were decorations – fresh flowers, tulle, ribbons – for a wedding meant to happen in a few hours. I feel like I spent hours sitting there, taking it all......
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