Oahu, Hawaii
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Oahu, Hawaii

¬†On Christmas Day we flew from Maui over to Oahu for part two of our Hawaii vacation. We stayed with our friends Crystal and Chris near Diamond Head and circled the whole island seeing the beautiful sights and eating all the delicious things. This was my first time on Oahu, and I would definitely come…

Maui, Hawaii
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Maui, Hawaii

We originally thought about visiting Hawaii over the holidays because flights were pretty reasonable. However, as soon as we looked for housing between Christmas and New Year’s we realized the only options left were $10,000/night. So we made alternate plans to visit West Texas instead. But as soon as we did, Alex’s friends Chris and…

Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia

After hours of delayed flights from Melbourne, we finally reached Sydney, Australia! This was the whole inspiration for the Australia trip: to visit Tiffany and Greg who had moved to Sydney half a year prior, and of course Howard, whose wedding was the reason I visited in 2016. Our friend Tim had also just moved…

Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne! I first visited Melbourne three years prior on our whirlwind tour through New Zealand and Australia. My time in Melbourne was brief but wonderful. This time, visiting Australia with Alex, we had different work schedules which meant that he arrived in Melbourne three days before me, we then took off for our road trip…

Great Ocean Road, Australia
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Great Ocean Road, Australia

My great Thanksgiving adventure this year was a jaunt around Australia. We started in Melbourne, and from there rented a car to take a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, Australia’s analog to our Pacific Coast Highway in California, although perhaps a more concentrated version with epic landscapes along this 150-mile stretch. Our overall…

New York City
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New York City

As part of our trip to attend a New England wedding this November, we also got to spend a couple days in New York City, eating our way around town. Here’s a little recap below! Night one, dinner at Cosme with our wonderful host Julia! We took note of their use of Heath Ceramics. Duck…

A Weekend in Seattle
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A Weekend in Seattle

I got to spend the first weekend of September up in Seattle thanks to Jen & Gary who flew me up for their engagement session. It was a quick but full trip. Despite meeting a crazy thunderstorm and the first rains of the season, I was armed with my new rain shell that I had…

July in Taipei
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July in Taipei

I was just in Taiwan over Lunar New Year in February, so I had no plans to return so quickly– and in the middle of summer when the heat and humidity soar to the high 90s. However, my maternal grandmother, my last remaining grandparent, passed, and so I was grateful to have the time and…

Sayulita, Mexico
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Sayulita, Mexico

My friend Connie and I headed to Sayulita, Mexico for a few days, just for kicks. She’s on summer break from law school, and I’m just always down to travel. Plus, this was my first time in Mexico! It was a fun adventure mixed with a good bit of misadventure too. Our big mistake was…