Back from the bottom…

…of the world. Well, just on the other side of the equator. Sorry, it’s been a little quiet on this site: I’ve been job hunting and also traveling to the Galápagos Islands, lately. Photo editing is still going on, so you may have to wait just a little longer for more of a story than…

A van pulls over near you in the middle of the night

When else is a van in the dark a good thing?* It’s fun to reminisce with friends from afar who have also competed in a 200-mile relay. My not-too-surprising main takeaway from this year’s experience running in Ragnar Relay Great River: prioritize rest/sleep. Maybe even above showering; certainly above food. Because: hot, hot summer. The van…

Dinner table scenery: #tbt

  Just over two weeks ago, we enjoyed a campsite dinner in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area‘s Firehole Canyon campground, pictured above (behind the chef). It was amazing!  More travel stories from our recent trip are coming to this blog, soon. Here’s a map of our adventure. Speaking of dinner and things amazing: the chef…

Good beer, exposure, and a spa

Following our return from Iceland, it took well over a week for me to sleep until the alarm clock goes off, on weekday mornings. It’s winter, here. So, about our trip to Iceland, just a few weeks ago this year: This was my second trip to Reykjavik and to the Airwaves music festival; my first, also for…

Iceland Trip Listicle

I am mustering up a more thorough review of our recent trip to Iceland. For now, here is a photo and some top memories. Flavor The coffee, every morning at Hotel Natura’s breakfast. We had several great meals in Iceland (including all our breakfasts), but having fantastic coffee every morning was really the best part, especially after…

Favorite Yoga Mats in 2014

I just realized that it’s been 10 months since I set out to review some yoga mats. This is overdue! Here we go. Based on reviews I’d read online, I selected and purchased a Manduka PRO black mat, a Prana Revolution Mat (the olive-colored one, above), and a Manduka Eko Superlite Travel mat. I compared…

Embracing the adventure

I’m determined to finish knitting this scarf within the next 3 days. Why? It’s inspired by rice terraces, it’s a thick scarf, and winter ends with the Birkie, next weekend. About those rice terraces… The first part of our recent southeast Asia trip was a 7-day group tour of Northern Luzon, the province where Manila is situated….