Category Archive: travel

A Vivid Sydney experience

“It looks like Burning Man outside my window.” – Adam Berke, CMO @ AdRoll When I arrived in Sydney last month, it was a real treat to find that I had landed smack in the middle of an annual 18-day art festival called Vivid Sydney. The CBD (Central Business District) was covered with light installations …

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Is work-related travel real travel?

Over the past eight years, I have traveled extensively for work—to the staples like NYC and Chicago—along with places well off the beaten path. There was a six-stop Pokémon video game tour where I was “iced” using the back of a toilet in Hawaii, an overnight outdoor load-in in Tigard, OR where the lights turned …

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The International Language of Sport

When getting off the “gringo trail” in any Spanish-speaking country, it’s hugely advantageous to have at least a slight handle on the language. To give you an indication of the amount of Spanish that Terra (my Nicaragua travel partner and current boyfriend) speaks— upon our arrival he asked me how to say, “No.” Ok then, …

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One Hour Up, One Minute Down—Volcano Boarding at Cerro Negro

The safety briefing sounded strangely familiar:  “When you are ready, you use your heels to stop.” “Can we pull this to help stop?” Grabbing the rope tied to the tip of the board. “No, if you pull on that you will go faster. If you go faster, you may tip over and fall very badly, …

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Sloth Hunting in the Reserva Natural Macizos de Peñas Blancas

I hunt for a lot of things. Skittles, for one. Street dogs to pet, for another. Bottomless mimosas, craft supplies, and outfits that can be both business and casual are additional examples. So when I say that I hunted for sloths inside one of Nicaragua’s best kept secrets, I’m obviously referring to an activity sans …

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