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We're off to NYC this weekend for a much needed escape. It's actually my first time there! When I taught English as a second language, my students were always surprised that I'd never been. It is a little funny that I've been to Tokyo 3 times, but haven't made...

Spotted

Rad images and things spotted lately! Follow me on Pinterest for even more visual inspiration. Above, a shot from Singapore by Nguan-- the entire photo set is worth checking out. A Bowl of Olives by Sara Midda. Sketches and musings on food and travel. (photo via Colour Living) The colors and...
    Books about travel are increasingly a huge source of inspiration for me; a way to add destinations and experiences to my never-ending bucket list, and live vicariously through the author's experiences. I've resolved to spend more time reading, and less time staring at screens in 2015 (gonna get back...
     Truthfully, I'm only a couple chapters in, but I'm so enjoying reading How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean, that I had to share it with you! I'm not always great with history books. My eyes go blurry pretty quickly amongst a catalog...

Travel & Trust

mark twain on ship
In his book The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain wrote:  “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's...