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    More Scenes from St. Albans
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 21, 2015, 11:40 p.m.

    By popular demand, here are a few more scenes from St. Albans. (Tomorrow we’ll talk about South Africa and the Kloof some more. And then I’ll go back even further, to our Australia trip, and then … I have a lot to cover, folks. A lot. This blog NEVER ENDS. It is forever unfinished. It […]

    The Cock Inn, St. Albans, England
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 20, 2015, 7:57 p.m.

    St. Albans is incredibly charming, and it’s a very short train ride from London, and there are plenty of other reasons to visit. All of them, however, are being crowded out of my memory because during our visit we ate at a place called The Cock Inn, and I find that to be utterly hilarious. […]

    Sunshine in London.
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 19, 2015, 8:21 p.m.

    I’d seen London so many times before. But I don’t think it’s ever been as lovely as it was at the end of October.   I’ve heard it said that living in Seattle is like being married to a beautiful woman who’s sick all the time. And while that’s clever, it’s a little chauvinistic, isn’t […]

    The Week: January 16, 2015
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 16, 2015, 8:46 p.m.

    You guys. YOU GUYS. The playoffs are this weekend and the Seahawks are playing Green Bay. I know that this probably means very little to most of you, but it’s basically a defining moment in my marriage and if we can get through this weekend WE CAN GET THROUGH ANYTHING. We’re actually both pretty psyched, […]

    Dans Le Noir Restaurant, London
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 16, 2015, 5:12 a.m.

      “I can’t figure out what this is.” “It’s … slimy.” “I can’t cut anything.” “Cut? I’ve just been using my hands.” “Speaking of hands, Geraldine, keep yours to yourself.” “GOD DAMN IT, JON. Lisa, I swear, I’m not touching him.” ————— I have heard that if you take one sense away, the others rush […]

    All I Did Was Blink.
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 15, 2015, 6:58 p.m.

    I’m working on a post about a pitch-black restaurant we visited in London, but it’s taking me longer than I thought to pull together. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some photos from our trip to California over the holidays. These were taken by our friend Dawn at dinner on our last […]

    Why are Some Croissants Straight, and Others Curved?
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 12, 2015, 11:49 p.m.

      “I wonder why some croissants are straight and others are curved.” “It has to do with butter content.” “Wait, what?” “The ones that are straight are made from butter. If they’re curved, they’re made from other fats, like margarine or whatever.” “WAIT, WHAT?” “Yeah. In France, it’s the law. I don’t think the rule […]

    The Week: Jan. 9, 2015
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 9, 2015, 7:34 a.m.

      Hi! Um … Wow. It’s been … a while. How are you?  Me? Oh, I’ve been good. Yeah. And yourself? Man, it feels weird to be back here. Familiar, but also really weird. Like when you bump into an ex-boyfriend long after a bad break-up. But when you first see them, your brain doesn’t […]

    A Look Back at Ashland, Summer 2014
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 8, 2015, 8:29 p.m.

      Yesterday afternoon, after a surprisingly productive few days, my brain broke and refused to yield one more word of content. I tried bribing it with promises of a new pair of jeans, but that didn’t work, and so I ate an entire half cobbler, thinking maybe that would do the trick. It did not, […]

    Spirals and Geometry in the Eisenhower Building, Washington, D.C.
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 7, 2015, 6:06 p.m.

    The Travel Blogging Summit that I attended in D.C. last month was held in the Eisenhower Building, around the corner from the White House, and a formidable structure in its own right: But perhaps more miraculous than its exterior were the spirals inside of it, ones I think I would have missed had it not […]

    Scenes from D.C.: The Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial
    on The Everywhereist on Jan. 6, 2015, 11:27 p.m.

    After visiting the Petersen house, and indulging in an absurdly expensive lunch, I headed to the National Mall. It was not, as the name more commonly would suggest, an indoor building filled with retail stores dedicated to all things Americana. Nor did it possess that cornerstone of the suburban retail mall: a group of disaffected teenagers […]

    Taking a Selfie at the Washington Monument is Impossible
    on The Everywhereist on Dec. 17, 2014, 9:06 p.m.

    I feel this is a rather critical piece of information that you should know before visiting D.C.: if you endeavor to take a selfie at the Washington Monument, the task will not be an easy one. From a distance, it is incredibly easy to take some pretty fantastic photos of structure, especially if you are […]

    What Happens When a Sugar Junkie Gives it Up for 30 days?
    on The Everywhereist on Dec. 16, 2014, 9:10 p.m.

    I am a sugar fanatic. This should hardly come as a surprise to anyone who’s visited this site at least once (I have a category of posts labeled “Cupcake Death Match“). When the debate between sweet and savory comes up, I scoff, because it’s no contest. When I snack, it’s something sugar-laden, like a bowl of […]

    The White House Wants You To Travel
    on The Everywhereist on Dec. 15, 2014, 8:08 p.m.

    … and I’m pretty okay with that. I am conflicted and hopeful. I guess politics will do that to you. I got home last week from my first trip ever to D.C. It was brief, yet felt monumental in all sorts of ways. Perhaps because I was surrounded by monuments.   It was my first […]

    To the Ends of The Earth and Back
    on The Everywhereist on Nov. 26, 2014, 1 p.m.

    This is a photo of me and Rand, at the Cape of Good Hope.   I like the way the wind picked up my hair. The gusts were so strong, we could barely stand straight. There was a crowd of people waiting to pose with the sign, and we all had to take turns. We […]

    Traveling to South Africa with a 3-year-old (In Microcosm)
    on The Everywhereist on Nov. 24, 2014, 7:58 p.m.

    We took a three-year-old to South Africa. Actually, that’s not technically true. Our friends Sarah and Eric took their three-year-old to South Africa. It was our crazy idea to do it, and they listened to us. They listened to their childless friends about how it was a good – nay, GREAT – idea to take a toddler […]

    How a 5-Year Old Post Shaped My Policy on Blog Comments
    on The Everywhereist on Nov. 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

        On the flight back from Africa, which clocked in at a momentous 21 hours and 25 minutes, with an almost-comical 8 hour layover, I finished Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman at the suggestion of a friend. It is an excellent missive on feminism and growing up, altogether hilarious and at times touching. […]

    Angkor Wat: Photos
    on The Everywhereist on Nov. 20, 2014, 3:13 p.m.

      I’ve heard that when Anthony Bourdain first saw Angkor Wat, he stopped taking vacation photos. He realized that he couldn’t capture this place on film, and reasoned that there was no point. So he put his camera away and just enjoyed it. That’s lovely and rather poetic, but let’s be fair: Bourdain has a […]

    TicTac Comparison, Cambodia
    on The Everywhereist on Nov. 18, 2014, 8:59 p.m.

    I think the pack on the left cost me about $1.50 in Siem Reap, which is on par with U.S. prices, not accounting for the size difference in the packs. As for the mango flavor, it was exactly that, and kind of enjoyable (though still oddly minty at the end). I didn’t end up finishing […]

    Cambodia Lesson #14: Gas Stations
    on The Everywhereist on Nov. 3, 2014, 1 p.m.

      There are no florescent lights. Or aisles and aisles of junk food. There is no plastic container full of beef jerky, no row of humming soda dispensers, waiting to pour out sugary elixirs. There are no walls, or ceilings. There aren’t even gas pumps. Gas stations are different in Cambodia. They usually aren’t much […]

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