September 2011

My Summer of Zoos; how do they stack up?

September 25, 2011

What is the best zoo in the world? I guess I couldn’t really tell you that until I had been to all of the zoos in the world. I can, however, tell you about some great ones that I had the chance to visit over the summer. This summer we traveled from Seattle to Portland [...]

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Searching for the Perfect Wave; the Endless Summer

September 22, 2011

As I mentioned in the introduction of my photo post of San Diego, that hot pink poster represents something in my life that I’ve always dreamed I could be. Creative Commons credit: montereymedia Growing up in Spokane, Washington a city more nearly equated to Idaho than any big ocean waves meant that my dream was [...]

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Tasting San Francisco: Off the Grid

September 19, 2011

Anyone who lives in the United States at the moment is most likely aware of the food truck craze that is sweeping the nation. Having just come from Europe where food carts and stalls are normal only for certain food groups (i.e. sandwiches and pastries), I was extremely excited (and maybe a little scared) to [...]

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Sunday Photos: Chasing the Endless Summer in San Diego

September 18, 2011

Whenever I think of San Diego, that old poster always comes to mind. You know the one? The pink and orange sunset frames the silhouette of a surfer as he searches for the best waves. This is the epitome of what I’ve always dreamed my life would be. Finally arriving in San Diego was like [...]

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9/11: Not Just a Day in American History

September 11, 2011

I interrupt my regularly scheduled California posts because today as I listened to the chatter on my daily bus I thought that there was a much more important subject that should be brought to light. Today in Australia, and in the wee hours of the American morning is the tenth anniversary of one of the [...]

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Braving the Blustery Winter Winds of the San Francisco Summer

September 5, 2011

Lorenzo and I were lucky to be staying in the neighborhood nearest the Golden Gate Bridge while we were in San Francisco. The Presidio is by all means, not a likely place for a young city-dweller to live, but in my honest opinion, it was the perfect place to spend the week. Just a short [...]

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Coffee Spots of San Francisco: The Three Contenders

September 2, 2011

I didn’t plan on acting as a coffee connoisseur while in San Francisco, the job was just kind of handed to me. Before I get too into myself though, I have to admit that I only sampled three places but have added to the list a popular NorCal addition of whom I’ve tested in my [...]

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