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Artistic Endeavors

Twelve Little Photography Secrets From The Big Easy thumbnail

One of the most common post requests I get around Meihoukai in Wanderland is for photography tips. I’m always flattered you guys think I have something to teach in something I wasn’t formally trained in beyond a few entry level photo classes in college, but struggle to come up with lessons to share for something that…

Taking the Gallery to the Alley: St. Pete’s Street Art Scene thumbnail

If you already read my gushing love letter to St. Pete, Florida, you know that one of the things I loved most was the city’s vibrant museum and gallery scene. The city is bursting with the work of true creative geniuses, hailing from around the block to around the world. Many cities have impressive art collections…

Street Art, Sunset and Sugarloaf: The Perfect Last Day in Rio de Janeiro thumbnail

A week in Rio de Janeiro flew by. I knew it would. Heather and I had debated what to do with our final day in the city. There were so many options! We’d hit a lot of the major must-sees — we’d woken up before dawn to be (literally) the first two people at Christ Redeemer, we’d…

Life in a Polly Pocket: A Martha’s Vineyard Campground Cottage Tour thumbnail

Admit it: there’s something fun about checking out other people’s houses. No? You don’t love HGTV just as much as the Travel Channel? You don’t browse real estate listings for pleasure reading, or attend open houses just for entertainment? That’s fine; I already knew my family was quirky (popping into open houses used to be part…

Glassblowing

After my last post, many of you expressed that you’ve never heard of Corning. That’s not really a huge surprise; after all, it’s a big world and Corning is a relatively small town in Central New York. But there is one community in which Corning is mentioned with a knowing nod, in which Corning is the…

Chiang Mai

Oh Chiang Mai. I always claim not to be a fan yet I seem to find myself here once a year or so, and do enjoy myself every time. I can’t seem to shake my “meh”-ness about the city itself, but I can’t deny that every time I pass through I hang with some fantastic friends…

I’m off taking a real vacation in the only place possible: one without wifi. While I lock away my computer and play on the beach for two days, I asked my dear friend and Peru travel buddy Zoe Norvell to fill in for me. At this point in my life: I can’t be bothered with taking…

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