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Pictures + Places: A Southwest Roadtrip to Marfa

My work takes me to some truly incredible places, and for that, I feel quite lucky. Most of the time, I’m returning to a speck in the world where I’ve been many times before, filling in little holes in my local knowledge with each…

November 29, 2017

Pictures + Places : Cape Town

Between the lines, behind the bikes, Cape Town is vibrant, complex, beautiful, wild, challenged and charmed and it shifted my perspective on where I am in the world…

June 9, 2016

My Favorite Images of China

It’s taken me a couple of weeks to recover from our trip to China. Not just the jet lag, or that stomach bug that hit me the first day we were sailing down the Yangtze. It’s been the emotions, and the thoughts that have…

November 16, 2014

20 Things I Encountered in Italy

We woke up at home – jet lagged and too early – to flurries of snow outside our windows here in Boulder. It was clear that our luxurious 12 days in Italy were thousands of miles away and yet it has taken me and…

September 22, 2014

36 Hours in Rome

I remember it as if it was yesterday – my first visit to Rome. I landed there with my mother, fresh off of whirlwind tour of Paris with just two days to spare en route to Florence, Venice and to the then-relatively known, industrial Italian city…

September 2, 2014

Portland’s Best Pain au Chocolat

I’m not even sure how this plot came to be, but I do know that once we had conceived the idea to hunt down THE best pain au chocolat in Portland, it became an undeniable mission. It wasn’t that easy for us to find…

December 15, 2013

10 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

This week, a friend asked  me “why Istanbul, again?”  Her question was valid for, unlike so many of the other trips we take, this one didn’t involve cycling epic distances or elevations, running over mountains, surfing, skiing…we went to try something new. To eat.…

November 5, 2013

24 Hours in San Sebastian

The cloud cover had returned the morning after the ITU World Championships in Vitoria but Derek and I only had one day to dig into the Basque Country properly so we started the day with an alarm, a cafe au lait + croissant, and…

October 3, 2012

The Andes + The Galapagos

Because there were so many photos to sort through, and memories to recall since we returned from Ecuador, it took me a bit longer than anticipated to prepare them all to share with you. But, in doing so, I am reminded of how many pinch…

July 19, 2012

Eight Days in Nicaragua

Something happens to you, mentally, when your feet touch the ground in the Third World. Your senses are heightened – even just a bit – and your actions are that much more purposeful. If you’re a Westerner, you’ll likely become painfully aware of the…

January 6, 2012