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On Arrivals: Here, There, and Everywhere in Liverpool

This post was born 22 May, 2017 One Comment
Penny Lane in Liverpool United Kingdom
On Arrivals is a nonfiction travel narrative series on the blog. Arriving in a new place can be thrilling, scary, joyous, nerve-racking, and exciting. You never know what to expect and the unfamiliarity of a new place can lend its share of challenges and rewards. I wanted to share stories of my own arrivals into foreig...
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On Arrivals: “This is F****** Paris?”

This post was born 30 Nov, 2016 17 Comments
On arrivals: this is paris
On Arrivals is a new travel narrative series on the blog. Arriving in a new place can be thrilling, scary, joyous, nerve-racking, and exciting. You never know what to expect and the unfamiliarity of a new place can lend its share of challenges and rewards. I wanted to share stories of my own arrivals into foreign lands...
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An Evening of Whimsy at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles

This post was born 13 Jul, 2016 2 Comments
magic castle los angeles california
“OHHHHPENNN SESAMEEEE” I jumped, the voice startling me.  Craning my neck, I sought out its source. Where did he come from? I thought, my eyes locking on the now silent man staring at the bookcase before him, hands folded beneath his waistcoat, the midnight blue sheen of his jacket appearing black in the dim light. [...
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Riding In Cars With Omanis

This post was born 02 Jun, 2016 2 Comments
Riding in Cars with Omanis - a tale about the Omani people
Our white Toyota sat off to the shoulder of the main thoroughfare, halted onto a softened dirt enclave. From my view in the passenger seat I could see the road stretch onward before vanishing around the bend. It lay deserted along a bleak countryside sculpted from an amalgamation of sand and rock which served as the [...
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Crashing the Gondola Race Awards in Burano, Italy

This post was born 26 Jan, 2016 5 Comments
Attending the Gondola Race Awards in Burano Italy
I’m not exactly what you would call a foodie. I mean don’t get me wrong, I like food. Correction – I’m OBSESSED with food. The kind of proud obsessiveness that once elicited an earnest “Thank you” when someone said their money was on me if Joey Tribbiani ever became an unfictional entity and challenged me […]
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Adopted by the Scottish (and Maybe a Brit or Two)

This post was born 09 Mar, 2015 4 Comments
Edinburgh Castel
Kristen – 0 Scotland – 1 Ok so maybe it’s not fair to give myself zero points because it felt more like a victory. Well, at least it felt like a win last night. Today – not so much. Turns out losing hurts. Bad. It was a brutal battle. An extremely well fought yet long hard, […]