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Daydream of the Week: My new neighborhood

One of my favorite parts about leaving Las Vegas for northern California has been the changing of the seasons. When I got here in November, the leaves had changed colors, so the trees were covered in the deep reds and yellows of autumn.  Then winter set in, albeit a mild one. Still, the starkness was noticeable, even in sunny Silicon Valley. Now it's almost springtime, and the … Continue Reading

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Get Local: Great Travel Initiative in Asia

What are your favorite travel memories? My guess is that most of you will immediately think of an experience with locals. You were invited for dinner in a new … Continue Reading

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Enterprising Austin and its Travel Agency/Bar Hybrid

Drinking fine wine is an important part of many of our travels (especially if you're a Napa and Sonoma junkie like I am), but how about sipping your favorite … Continue Reading

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Make Your Way to Charming Victoria

When my friend Simone left the cosmopolitan city of Toronto to move back home to adorable Victoria, I knew I had to visit as soon as I could. Simone is the funniest … Continue Reading

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Seattle day trip: gorgeous Bainbridge Island

After a silly, fun-filled day "Riding the Ducks" in Seattle, my friends and I decided to check out nearby Bainbridge Island. My old pals had just moved from New … Continue Reading

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Why travel is crucial to my personal and career growth

Last year, I was introduced to the field of travel nursing, an admirable field combining a sense of adventure with helping people. How inspiring is that! So when … Continue Reading

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Sacrifices in moving: Leaving Las Vegas

Yes, it's true -- I am hanging up my stilettos and deserting the desert. It was a long, hard decision, one I had been mulling over for about six months. I did some … Continue Reading

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Best non-Strip sushi restaurants in Vegas

When I wrote about my favorite Las Vegas steakhouses and places to eat sushi on the Strip, I was surprised by how many people cried foul -- they wanted a list for … Continue Reading

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Only in Vegas: driving American muscle cars

A fearless driver I am not. When I went race car driving with a group of friends, I was the only one who chose a ride-along -- but that is my need for speed talking, … Continue Reading

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Silicon Valley flowers

Daydream of the Week: My new neighborhood

One of my favorite parts about leaving Las Vegas for northern California has been the changing of the seasons. When I got here in November, the leaves had changed colors, so the trees were covered in the deep reds and yellows of autumn.  Then winter set in, … Continue Reading

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Daydream of the Week: Macau

Bring on the bright lights! Seven years off and on in Sin City, and I never tire of neon. So imagine my excitement when I was able to squeeze in a long weekend in Macau during my most recent Asian adventure. After a week in Hong Kong, where I took in such … Continue Reading

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Daydream of the Week: Summertime Fun in Seattle

As my social media streams load up on snow pictures from the big blizzard in the northeast (what a winter!), I was home in sunny (but still chilly) California -- and I happened to come across some photos from this summer that never saw the light of the day. … Continue Reading

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Daydream of the Week: Big Buddha

After visiting friends in Austin, Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver, my big post-Leaving Las Vegas trip was to Asia. While I was there, my youngest brother very nicely agreed to join me on an excursion to the "Big Buddha" (Tian Tan) outside of Hong Kong. The … Continue Reading

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