Category: Destinations

Expo 2017 sign

World Expo 2017

My trip to Astana, Kazakhstan coincided with Astana’s Expo 2017. And believe me, the city was proud. Signs were eeeeverywhere throughout Astana, the lights making the city glow at night. World Expos are an...

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Try Texas: It May Surprise You

I’ve been coming to Texas for twenty years and have seen it twenty ways, yet it keeps surprising me. Although I always enjoy splashing around in the pool and dancing to David Byrne LPs,...

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What I Love About Brooklyn

What did I love most about Brooklyn? It might have been the neighborhood. We stayed in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. Close to the Brooklyn bridge, and just south of downtown Brooklyn, we really enjoyed...

Icelandic hot spring

Making Friends in Iceland

When I worked for the travel app, I would often work from abroad. I would spend my days testing the app and finding new contacts and places that I thought should be added. We...

Summer in Iowa

It had been six years since I last felt an Iowa summer kiss my cheeks. Six years since I had felt that intense Iowa humidity, where my hair never quite dries. Six years since...

Fort Davis, TX: Desert Paradise

I’ve always sought the weird in life. Weird studies, weird travel destinations, even down to embracing weird food. So when my sister and brother-in-law bought a cabin near Fort Davis over a decade ago,...

Biking in Copenhagen

Copenhagen

My first time to Copenhagen…was a little on the weird side. Mind you, I had gone in order to have some personal yoga classes with Pure Yoga and spend some time on my own. Up...

Friedrichshain

Funky Friedrichshain

Friedrichshain is simply the place to stay while in Berlin. Kreuzberg has long been popular and for good reason, but Friedrichshain was for me, the perfect balance. It had nightlife, an abundance of restaurants and...

Arthur's Seat

Charming Edinburgh

I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Scotland. It feels a lot like coming home. The landscape reminds me of a cross between Iowa and Norway. I enjoy the traditions that Scottish...

Skogfjorden - CLV

A Place in the Woods

There’s this place in the woods, a place where I sort of grew up, really. Every summer, kids from all over the U.S. (and some from Norway!) gather to learn Norwegian, av alle ting!...