Monthly Archives: January 2016

Grenada – Grand Anse Beach

We spent a lazy morning on the Grand Anse beach in Grenada, which showcases the trademark white sand and calm blue-green water of the Caribbean. Beach chairs and umbrellas line the entire beach, available for your lounging pleasure at the … Continue reading

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Romance

I like to listen to a podcast called “Dear Sugar”. Hosted by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things) and Steve Almond, the podcast is an audio advice column, with the kind of candid, insightful and raw advice … Continue reading

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Hongkong

I loved Hongkong at first sight — without question, it is one of the world’s great cities. We spent much of a day wandering the streets here, and this first introduction has been enough to convince me that spending more time … Continue reading

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Climate Change

I visited the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Florida. This reserve conserves a part of the coastline with its natural vegetation, so there are some interesting (if slightly soggy) walks to be taken here, and it makes for a … Continue reading

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Need for speed

Feeling the rush of wind on your face is… well, a rush. I love it. I love sprinting as fast as I can. I love riding on motor bikes. In convertibles. On speedboats. On jet skis. There is something about … Continue reading

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Asimov

I am reading Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series again. I’ve read the series over a dozen times since I first came across it when I was in 5th grade. Asimov is one of my favorite authors in one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat

A picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere is this more true than the temples of Angkor Wat. I’ve dreamt of seeing the temples of Angkor ever since high school history — long before I knew this was a popular … Continue reading

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How we think

Are we independent thinkers? Or does our education frame our thought processes in ways that we don’t even know?

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Iceland

Fire and Ice, by Robert Frost. Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think … Continue reading

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Manila

Most foreign tourists in the Philippines head out to Boracay or Cebu, but Philippines is much more than a tropical seaside playground. Staying in Manila gave us a peek outside the tourist goggles.

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