Eight Tips for Hiking Oahu’s Diamond Head Summit Trail

Tip One: Dress the part. Find your flimsiest ballet pumps and pick outĀ a one-shouldered bag. It’s just a bit of walking, right? Tip Two: Water? Who has space in their bag for that!? Surely there’ll be some magical water fountains somewhere along the trail. Tip Three: A bit over the halfway point, dehydrated, with aching […]

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A Challenge to Myself: 101 Postcards from Wales

I’m incredibly lucky. I’ve been able to travel the world and meet people from many different countries over the years. Discovering and learning about new countries is one of the things I enjoy most in life. What about my own country, though? I have great love for Wales, it’s always been my home, but there’s […]

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Love at First Sight in Seville

You can fall in love at first with places as well as people, right? šŸ™‚Ā It was love at first sight for me inĀ Seville. One year ago, weĀ arrived late in the evening,Ā after driving fromĀ Barcelona, to find the area surroundingĀ our AirBnB blocked off to cars. Jenny used her impressiveĀ skills of persuasionĀ to sortĀ us out with a policeĀ escort. After […]

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Catching the Beads in NOLA

It took me a while to figure out why there were beads drapedĀ over the houses, tree, and fences when first arriving in New Orleans. We’d arrived soon after Mardi Gras, an annual carnival-like celebration that New Orleans has become famous for throughout America. It took me even longer to figure out the reason why drunken […]

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Road Trip to the Grand Canyon

My team at Automattic, who just so happen to be named Phoenix, planned a meetup in January of this year to Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix in Phoenix! It’s always been a dream of mine to see the Grand Canyon and I took the chance to loop in a visitĀ a week before our meetup with two of […]

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In Bruges and a Misplaced Camera

If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didnā€™t, so it doesn’t. Colin Farrell’s character in In Bruges doesĀ not provide the most glowing review of the City and I initially dismissed it as aĀ handy stopping point in between Brussels and Amsterdam when backpacking across Europe.Ā Though I didn’tĀ have […]

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