Eight Tips for Hiking Oahu’s Diamond Head Summit Trail

Tip One: Dress the part. Find your flimsiest ballet pumps and pick out¬†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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Love at First Sight in Seville

You can fall in love at first with places as well as people, right? ūüôā¬†It was love at first sight for me in¬†Seville. One year ago, we¬†arrived late in the evening,¬†after driving from¬†Barcelona, to find the area surrounding¬†our AirBnB blocked off to cars. Jenny used her impressive¬†skills of persuasion¬†to sort¬†us out with a police¬†escort. After […]

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Catching the Beads in NOLA

It took me a while to figure out why there were beads draped¬†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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That Other Kind of Risk

This post is inspired by the Daily Post’s Discover Challenge, Risk. I was happy¬†when I saw the title of this week’s Discover Challenge. Risk. Brilliant! I got this! In my head, I immediately started weighing up posts about the time¬†I went skydiving and solo adventures¬†around the world. It turns out Michelle was challenging us to […]

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