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Italian Hot Chocolate is Serious

February 27, 2018

It’s been uncharacteristically, unacceptably cold here in Italy lately. Icy winds from Siberia have plunged the continent into a late freezing winter. So it’s the perfect time to duck into a cafe for some hot chocolate. Italian hot chocolate and hot mulled wine, vin brulé, are two of the best parts of winter in Italy.

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Malta With a Toddler?

February 26, 2018

Malta was a bit of a watershed moment for our little family. You see, while we have traveled with Marcella across countries and oceans, we’ve never taken a real family vacation. We’ve travel with and to visit our families, for weddings, for work and hell, we even moved across the world, but this long weekend…

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A Surprise Carnival Experience in Valletta

February 25, 2018

We decided to go to Malta for the most random of reasons: there was a RyanAir sale, it wasn’t too far away and it had a decent chance of not being freezing cold in February. I was so preoccupied with stressing out about my immigration appointment that I didn’t bother to plan anything beyond an…

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Because You Can Never Have Enough Blogs, Right?

September 22, 2017

….right?

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Upcoming Travel Plans: Fall 2014

September 16, 2014

This post originally appeared on Twenty-Something Travel As I mentioned last week, I am settled and comfortable in Seattle, with my fully-stocked kitchen, cute desk, and local coffee shops (that is plural: there are literally a dozen within walking distance). Now that everything is the way I like it, it’s time to shake things up…

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Upcoming Travel Plans: May/June 2013

May 16, 2013

This article was originally published on Twenty-Something Travel I finally finished blogging about my last trip which means it’s time to get moving again. This summer is kind of a weird one for me. On the one hand it’s prime traveling season and I’ll take most any excuse to get out of the DC humidity. On…

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Upcoming Travel Plans: Frosty Europe Edition

January 29, 2013

Brr. In a perfect world, maybe I’d be headed south in February and March, somewhere tropical (Fiji was nice) or at least not below zero. Fate has had other plans for me though, and they are pretty exciting too. Here’s what Mike and I will be up to over the next month and a half:…

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Japan is Kawaii

October 17, 2010

This article first appeared on Twenty-Something Travel The first word in Japanese that I learned was maybe the most useful: Kawaii (Ka-why-ee)- Cute You need only to spend a day in Japan to see how prevalent this word is. I overheard it uttered about a dozen times a day, which makes sense: everything in Japan…

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The Stairs of Kyoto

October 5, 2010

Back in my not so far away past, I was pretty sedentary. When I was sitting in a cubicle all day the farthest I walked was from my desk to the mail room and back. In my new life walking 3-4 mile or more a day is pretty standard and my feet are definitely taking…

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