Before the time gets away from me, I have to tell you about Sarah & Mikki. Our road trip through Italy wouldn’t have been nearly as memorable without them. Michael and I had been groveling all day about our overbooked day tour that wasn’t going as planned. At our last stop for the night, over … More Sarah & Mikki
Proper escalator etiquette. A legit Love hotel experience – the extended stay 😉 Ramen with fresh cabbage. 100 Yen Shops. The Conrad Hotel and hospitality. That hotel room with the bay views 😍 Suits and skirts. The Akihabara District and the birthplace of appliances, Sega, Nintendo, Anime and Manga. Maid Cafes. Highball & yakitori. Shinto Shrine … More 4.5 Days in Tokyo
“I have to report at 12:30p, what hike can I do with enough time to clean-up and catch the van?” ————— One hour and 2,744 steps later, I made it to the top of the Manitou Incline! It wasn’t the usual Easter celebration, rarely is in this industry, but a week post-flu and my grandma passing, … More The Manitou Incline
I get asked this question a lot, and I love our story so I never mind sharing, so here you go – how Michael and I met: As love would have it, Michael and I met on Delta Connection Flight #4704 at 34,000 ft. in the sky, somewhere between Minneapolis and Houston, TX. I was … More Flight #4704 – How We Met
At any given time, I live with fifteen other people in a house dedicated to airline crew. In our industry it’s commonly known as a Crashpad, aka, a place to crash in between trips. I’ve lived in several crashpads during my time as a flight attendant, forming friendships along the way, but the chemistry and … More More Than Roommates
The impressive three-story mural facade of my new home, Hostal Po. I recall talking to Monica about how a lot of people I’ve talked to didn’t like Santiago when they came to visit. Monica responded by saying something along the lines of, “It’s impossible to know how you feel about a place when you’re only … More And Then I Came to Valparaiso
“This is ridiculous.” Said Violeta, July 20, 2005, as we sat at the kitchen table and looked at The Toronto Star’s headline that read something like, “Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage”. Me, a bit surprised by her comment and wondering where this would go, went straight to the negative. She then followed up her … More What’s all this fussin’ for?
I have so many thoughts, ideas, pictures and moments that have accumulated over the last three+ months, coupled with my difficulty of sitting still long enough to process, edit and sort, that I didn’t know where to start sharing. It is only in moments where I am occupied with something else, like taking a crowded bus … More In Usual Timing