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Cherry Blossoms and Culinary Adventures in DC

This past spring, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. as the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom on the National Mall. These beautiful trees were a gift to the US from Japan in 1912. When the trees bloom in the spring, it is a spectacular sight to behold. It was a beautiful… Continue reading Cherry Blossoms and Culinary Adventures in DC

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Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part II

And the adventures in Charleston continue! Late Saturday afternoon, we visited the Akien-Rhett House for a tour of an historic Charleston home. Built in 1820, the Aiken-Rhett House is a preserved antebellum townhouse complete with outbuildings and grounds. What makes this tour unique among other house tours is that it hasn’t been refurbished and repaired,… Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part II

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Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part I

Doesn’t every weekend story start with a great brunch? A few weekends ago, I took a quick trip down to Charleston with friends, our intended goal to eat and drink all of the things. I think we made pretty good progress towards that. We started our chilly Saturday morning in Charleston with the Pappas driving… Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part I

Adventures · Durham · Review · Travel

October Weekend in Durham, NC

  In what now might become an annual tradition, I flew down to Durham, NC for a quick birthday weekend of fabulous food, friends, and (mostly) local craft brews. First stop, Criterion!  Located in the heart of Durham’s downtown, this vintage-feeling bar is meticulously designed from wooden booths to the tin ceiling and cinephile light fixtures. Quickly… Continue reading October Weekend in Durham, NC

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Birthday Adventures in Durham

For the big three-oh (and conveniently a three weekend), I took a quick trip down to the lovely city of Durham, North Carolina for a weekend of food, fun, and great company. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting Duke University’s Nasher Museum. The current special exhibit was on voices in Southern Art (which just… Continue reading Birthday Adventures in Durham

Adventures · Nicaragua · Travel

Adventures in Nicaragua: San Juan del Sur

I will have to admit that my last post was a bit of a tease, since we didn’t make it to Nicaragua, but it was all a part of the adventure! Late Sunday night, our Hosh adventure team landed in Managua and were shuttled immediately to our house rental in San Juan del Sur, about… Continue reading Adventures in Nicaragua: San Juan del Sur

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Yoga Adventures in Nicaragua: Part I

For months, I have eagerly been anticipating my summer vacation, like a kid waiting for the first day of summer break. My yoga studio, the amazing Hosh in Greenpoint, was leading a trip to Nicaragua that promised adventure, beauty, and plenty of yoga. It delivered all of that and more! An important part of one’s… Continue reading Yoga Adventures in Nicaragua: Part I