Perfect Day Trips from Seattle

There are so many trips to do outside of Seattle if you have a car (or if you don’t). You can go hiking to see many pretty waterfalls, lakes, and state and national parks. Or, if hiking isn’t your cup of tea, then try visiting a beautiful island via a ferry or small town. If […]

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Nine Days in Paris

I spent two weeks over Christmas and New Years in Paris, France with two of my best college buddies. We exhausted the tourist attractions and bakeries in Paris. Honestly, you can find good food anywhere. Just go down to the local bakery and pick up some fresh croissants, baguettes, butter, and/or sandwiches and have an […]

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Two Months in Tokyo, Japan

During my 2-month internship in Tokyo, I explored the city solo and with friends. I stayed happy in a tiny, clean room at Hotel Kizankan next to the University of Tokyo, a convenient 2 mins away from the Hongo-sanchome subway station near Ueno. Most Japanese people don’t speak English or are very hesitant to speak […]

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Two Weeks in Portugal

Portugal is a small but beautiful coastal country filled with historical sites and natural wonders. I spent two mid-September weeks there and visited several cities and islands. We started off in the capital, Lisbon, had a day trip to Sintra for medieval castles, had another a day trip to the Berlengas islands, hopped on a train to […]

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Weekend Trips to Portland

Portland, Oregon is a sleepy, smaller version of Seattle – it’s just a 3-hour drive away. It’s dreary and damp most of the year, but there are plenty of hipsters and classy cool places to keep you enticed and wanted to come back again and again. Here are my recs and to-do list: What to […]

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