A Little Nostalgia… A Portrait of Key West Culture, Then & Now

I spent a decade of summers in my childhood camping in the Florida Keys with my family; the Keys were a mere eight hour drive from our home and our nine days of vacation were gloriously free as my parents kitted and fitted us five kids with fishing poles and snorkeling gear and reveled in …

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A Little Perspective… How Do You Get a Passport?

The U.S. offers a wide range of diverse cultures, foods, and landscapes. There’s just no denying our country’s natural beauty—our national parks are stunning, and I grew up soaking in the beauty of Florida’s coastal beaches. But there’s a fascinating world outside our borders, too. One we see far too little of since we internally …

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12 Apostles on Australia's Great Ocean Road

A Little Travel Memory… Goodbye Ye Faithful Apostles

The scenery on the Great Ocean Road in Australia reminded me of the blown Murano glass sculptures in Venice , Italy. This post was really inspired entirely by the photo below. Like a glass-blower, nature purposefully highlighted the scene with a sizable dose of reddish-orange limestone (two colors opposite on the color-wheel and therefore complimentary :). …

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A Little Reenacting… Huzzah! Time Travel to the Renaissance

Last fall I spent a day wandering the grounds of the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Festival outside of Orlando, Florida. I’m habitually traveling in the spring every year and miss the one in my hometown, but I chanced upon one outside of Orlando last fall and the lure was too much to resist; I …

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A Little Museum… Rediscovering Beauty at the Getty Center

The Getty Center in Los Angeles sits sentinel on the faded, olive green hills to the west of Hollywood. It’s a sprawling, artistic estate with glistening white marble construction that frames the surrounding scenery with poetic picture frames built into the building’s architecture. I so easily forget parts of my own home; as I travel …

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A Little Travel Memory… Getting Lost in Muir Woods

My friend Jenn is a long-time friend from Florida who also made the move to Los Angeles after college. Our M.O. was long hikes through the mountains surrounding LA to rid ourselves of the city-angst. When I started talking about my RTW trip we road-tripped it up the California coast to San Francisco to test …

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