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    Glacier National Park

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    The mountains stand as majestic sentinels over the land, and the mountain goats are everyday yard pets. Many Glacier Valley is filled with a series of deep, rich glacial lakes, and on one stands a giant brown hotel. Many Glacier Hotel, built in 1914, sits at the base of Mount Allen, hugging the shores of […]

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    Leagues of water in Venezuela

    Monday, March 2, 2015

          You cannot really tell how immense the sea is when you are looking at it from the beach, you know is huge, is right there in front of you, expanding for miles and you know that when you go to it you cannot just keep on walking inside it since eventually you […]

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    Salt Water and Fears in the USA

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Salt Water and Fears in the USA Cole and I strolled down the side of the highway with our thumbs pointing out and our backpacks weighing us down. The salty air was caressing my face and the warm wind enveloped me, gently assuring me I was in the right place. The humidity was thick and […]

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    Ambitious Adventurer in Sierra Leone

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Your contemporary shoe fervently feels the comfort of the bumpy uneven street ground establishing an intimate connection that you hope will be everlasting. You are stood on top of the ground – a ground reflecting that of it’s people, a ground so sturdy it resembles its state, a ground so mighty it hints its experiences, […]

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    From Row A on the Red Carpet: @United #FilmFriendly

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    From Row A on the Red Carpet with United #FilmFriendly Bloggers 2015 the 87th Academy Awards #LosAngeles Video: From Row A on the Red Carpet Our day started at 10:30am with check-in at security. We had all had criminal background checks in order to be on the list. Maybelline offered makeovers and manicures during the […]

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    Watching the Waves in Japan

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Finding ways to stay positive and productive while living abroad long term can be challenging. Depression abroad is significantly more encompassing than that at home, at least in my experience. In your native environment, the same old triggers are lurking in all the familiar places, but the further from home you get, the more surprisingly […]

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    Freedom in Singapore lah

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

      Eight years ago, I met my first love his name was freedom. I was already gritting myself on cultured life of corporate world, the first 3 years was intense. I was most afraid of losing my job, even though I’m not earning as good as I was working. Everything came hastily, the stress, the […]

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    Caught by the Dawn in New Zealand

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

    I did not recognise it for what it was – a panic attack. To be honest, a series of panic attacks; a spate of them even. I just thought I was perhaps, maybe, going la-la. And yet, I needed to rise daily, feed hungry mouths, and be a responsible, nurturing adult of the mothering variety. […]

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    Gelatinous Rice Pig on a Flower

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    My peculiar visit to Hanoi had become more bizarre! I used to work at the China Daily in Beijing. I figured I I would look into similar newspaper editing (while monitored by the state) work in Hanoi, which is where a paper called the Vietnam News is based. So I grabbed a copy of the […]

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    Confessions from “The Most Interesting Blogger in the World”

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    One of these claims to be “The Most Interesting Blogger in the World” I was surprised when I picked up a copy USAToday and saw an item that cited me as “The first travel blogger.” I doubt it, though I was early to the game, not long after Al Gore invented the Internet. In 1993 […]

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Mar
2

Glacier National Park

The mountains stand as majestic sentinels over the land, and the mountain goats are everyday yard pets. Many Glacier Valley is filled with a series of deep, rich glacial lakes, and on one stands a giant brown hotel. Many Glacier Hotel, built in 1914, sits at the base of Mount Allen, hugging the shores of […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54cabbb03eb99_Leaguesofwater.jpg
Mar
2

Leagues of water in Venezuela

      You cannot really tell how immense the sea is when you are looking at it from the beach, you know is huge, is right there in front of you, expanding for miles and you know that when you go to it you cannot just keep on walking inside it since eventually you […]

Read More
2015-01-30_54cb0360cffd7_kauai.jpg
Mar
2

Salt Water and Fears in the USA

Salt Water and Fears in the USA Cole and I strolled down the side of the highway with our thumbs pointing out and our backpacks weighing us down. The salty air was caressing my face and the warm wind enveloped me, gently assuring me I was in the right place. The humidity was thick and […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54ca9ae5b9c1e_dscf50341.jpg
Mar
1

Ambitious Adventurer in Sierra Leone

Your contemporary shoe fervently feels the comfort of the bumpy uneven street ground establishing an intimate connection that you hope will be everlasting. You are stood on top of the ground – a ground reflecting that of it’s people, a ground so sturdy it resembles its state, a ground so mighty it hints its experiences, […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54ca8362886e5_DSC_1803.jpg
Mar
1

Watching the Waves in Japan

Finding ways to stay positive and productive while living abroad long term can be challenging. Depression abroad is significantly more encompassing than that at home, at least in my experience. In your native environment, the same old triggers are lurking in all the familiar places, but the further from home you get, the more surprisingly […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54c9a25de4353_101_2929.JPG
Feb
28

Freedom in Singapore lah

  Eight years ago, I met my first love his name was freedom. I was already gritting myself on cultured life of corporate world, the first 3 years was intense. I was most afraid of losing my job, even though I’m not earning as good as I was working. Everything came hastily, the stress, the […]

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Nov
20

USA Today: The Nest at WP24 @TheRitzCarlton

The Nest at WP24: Food for the Gods at The Ritz-Carlton Discover tantalizing treats with one of the best views in Los Angeles By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local ExpertOCTOBER 28, 2014 SAVE TO MY LISTS+ In Los Angeles, your dining choices are as varied as the stars in the sky. Choose to spend your evening […]

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Nov
18

USA Today: Finding Peace in Parks Is Possible in Los Angeles

USA Today: Finding Peace in Parks Is Possible in Los Angeles PARKS 10. San Vicente Peak Photo courtesy of Mike Hume PARKS 9. Clover Park Photo courtesy of samolive.com PARKS 8. Lake Balboa Photo courtesy of chiquibaylon.net PARKS 7. Holmby Park Photo courtesy of Lisa Ellen Niver PARKS 6. Will Rogers State Historic Park Photo […]

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Nov
16

USA Today: Tee’s On the Green

Tee’s on the Green: Tastiest Burger in Tujunga Not only can you see the San Gabriel Mountains, but they feel close enough to touch By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local ExpertAUGUST 22, 2014 SAVE TO MY LISTS+ Ever wondered where to wander in Los Angeles for a great meal? Go to Tee’s on the Green, […]

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Nov
14

USA Today: The Nice Guy West Hollywood

USA Today: The Nice Guy West Hollywood Looking for a new spot to relax and enjoy dinner in Los Angeles? The living room-style low tables and ambient lighting make the atmosphere at The Nice Guy a perfect choice. The Nice Guy is the latest bar-lounge hybrid experience from John Terzian, Brian Toll, Markus Molinari and Adam […]

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