Five Things I Love About Otrobanda (Curacao)


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Last month I shared my five favorite things about Punda, Curacao’s original downtown. Today, in what appears to be DC’s never ending winter, let’s visit Otrobanda, the “Other Side” of downtown. I don’t know if it is because my mom went to secondary school there or because my dad’s office was there or because some of […]

Happy Sunny & Bright Holidays from Curacao!


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I had plans to post my favorite Christmas recipes, homemade gifts, favorite Holiday songs and more, but none of that happened, because this Island Girl’s mind was somewhere else: after 10 months, I was finally heading home!  Home. Many places have been home for me these past few years, but no matter where I live, […]

Remembering My First Olympic Triathlon


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I’m not going to lie, post-half Ironman I’ve struggled a little to get back into training. I reached a giant milestone when I crossed the finish line in Raleigh and my body and mind took full advantage of relaxing at the beach. Neither is completely ready to jump back into 15+ hour training weeks, so I dug into the archives for […]