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I read somewhere that trying to describe Burning Man to a person who hasn’t been is like trying to describe different hues to a colorblind person. Now that I have returned from my own inaugural sojourn to Black Rock City, I can understand the struggle. Photos might show a technicolor rave, but don’t do much to…

This week I had the absolute pleasure of visiting my mom’s new old house in Martha’s Vineyard. She somewhat spontaneously bought one of the Oak Bluffs “gingerbread houses” — as my sister and I called them growing up — after our trip last summer and has poured herself into the renovation process since. I can’t wait…

Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time…

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After my fun stay at the Grand Mirage capped off my previous trip to Bali, the same company that owns the Grand Mirage invited me to come check out their brand new sister property. Samabe hopes to take the all-inclusive concept so popular at Grand Mirage and brings it to the luxury level. After living for…

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Here’s how a chain reaction works — Meihoukai goes to see Blackfish, a documentary about Orcas in captivity, and can’t stop thinking about it; Meihoukai rents Free Willy, a movie about a little boy who releases an Orca from captivity back into the ocean; Meihoukai remembers that she never posted about the shark release she photographed…

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Remember that surprise I mentioned last week? Well if you follow me on Instagram you know that it already arrived in the form of a very tall, very charming Danish dude. When Anders and I said goodbye in Bali we weren’t sure when we would see each other again, as he was heading back to Denmark…

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