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[28 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 2,455 views]
Sao Paulo Brazil

Last year, Adam and I were lucky enough to travel to São Paulo, Brazil, as part of a work trip. In honor of the world cup, I’m finally posting about it!
I was meeting with colleagues in São Paulo and our friend Sara had lived there for five years and was weeks away from moving back to Austin; we were very lucky to have the opportunity to experience the city while she was still there.
When you visit Brazil, you will eat Pão de Queijo (gluten-free cheese balls made with tapioca flour). …

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[27 Dec 2013 | 7 Comments | 4,614 views]
One Night in San Antonio

Adam and I recently went to San Antonio for a little one night getaway — well, not exactly recently — it was last Christmas Eve to be exact. It was my first time staying in San Antonio overnight and it’s been on my “to blog” list ever since. We stayed at the Liz Lambert owned Hotel Havana which was originally built in 1914 and opened in 2010 as a boutique, dog friendly hotel.

Our dog Lucy approved of the simple and evocative room decor.

Hotel Havana provides freshly laundered and bleached bedding for …

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[12 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,901 views]
Timberline Lodge in Oregon

This post has been in draft format for over a year, and I completely forgot to publish it. However, I definitely recommend Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood if you are planning a trip to Oregon. Here are some pictures from our overnight there.

A Northwest Artisan Cheese Plate at the Rams Head Bar.

We couldn’t help but order the famous Timber Toast in the Cascade Dining Room. This decadent dish, which could very easily be shared, is basically deep fried french toast served with hazelnut praline butter and maple syrup. It’s $15.95 …

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[28 May 2013 | 29 Comments | 8,569 views]
Tips on Using Smartphones Internationally

This post is a painful one to write, because figuring out the ins and outs of using your smartphone internationally is a pain in the butt. However, my iPhone has been useful in so many ways on my last two international trips that I want to share some of the tricks I learned with you guys in the hopes that they enhance (or add ease to) your next adventure abroad.

Before we begin, you should know that I have an iPhone 5 and my carrier is AT&T — all of my …

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[25 May 2013 | 32 Comments | 2,642 views]
International Travel Tips or: Things I’ve learned on Vacation

Adam and I recently returned from a (mostly) wonderful trip to Brazil — Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro — and Argentina — Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires. And while the memories are still fresh in my mind, I wanted to share a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way — both in past wanderings and also on this particular time abroad.
While some of these suggestions are timeless, there are of course others that will not stand the test of time due to natural shifts in technology, economy, …

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