How I pack a carry-on for long haul flights

One of my not so secret talents is packing. I can pack ten days of fabulous outfits in a carry-on (my current situation in India); I’ve previously lived out of a backpack for 5 weeks (once in Southeast Asia and once in Spain), and I can throw together a suitcase half an hour before leaving…

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Charleston: Dream Lifters and Horse Carriages

I have always been fascinated by airplanes.  I took my first flight when I was two years old and have been on well over 200 flights since.  I flew to Charleston for the weekend with one of my best friends Nicole, and had the honor of being her guest at Boeing’s family day in their…

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Seattle with a side of Vancouver

I’ve been to Seattle about four or five times over the past two years, primarily to visit a few of my best girlfriends who live out there. I *think* I love Seattle but I have yet to distinguish- do I actually love Seattle or do I just love the time spent there with my girlfriends?…

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Best for last, Lofoten & Abisko

I wrote quite a bit about my trip to Scandinavia. I wrote about Belgian beers, and Swedish Fikas; my thoughts on Helsinki’s architecture, and my fascination with Vikings in Oslo. But, I didn’t write about my favorite part of the trip, and frankly, where I spent the majority of my time. The Lofoten Islands in…

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Let’s go have a Swedish Fika

I have Stockholm Syndrome. All of the good, none of the bad. Stockholm Syndrome is a condition which causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors. Though in this case Stockholm isn’t a captor, rather, a captivator, and I’m here of my own volition and honestly this analogy doesn’t really work but I…

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Waffles, chocolates, fries and beer!

Any guesses as to where I might be referring to? Yep-Belgium! My flight to Oslo included a 10 hour layover in Brussels and it was everything I ever could have asked for from my first double digit hour layover. I’ll start by saying I’m not usually a big fan of layovers. Mostly because I’m frustrated…

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