Category Archives: Family

Travel Fatigue Is Too Real

I was ready for the next leg of my trip. I absolutely loved New Zealand but it was seriously killing my budget. I didn’t know that it was possible to burn through cash so quickly if I wasn’t sitting at … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Alone

“Leave me alone” or “go away” were the words that I constantly heard growing up. Yup, I was the annoying little sister who was always there. The five of us kept ourselves busy; we built forts out of blackberry bushes, played … Continue reading

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Leaving And Loving Japan

Is it over already? I feel like I just flew into Japan yesterday and now I’m waiting at the airport in Tokyo for my flight to Australia (where it’s going to be 104 degrees!). Of course, there’s still an hour … Continue reading

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You Can Go Home Again

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. –Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon … Continue reading

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What Not to Wear to a Wedding

This weekend, I went to my first (and probably last) wedding of 2015. I’m sure you’re wondering what I wore to this wedding. I certainly didn’t bring any wedding-appropriate attire with me on my trip. The fanciest and cleanest(ish) clothes that I … Continue reading

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Power Rankings

I got home at around 2am this morning from Boston and holy canoli, what a trip.  More on that later… I’ve been sitting here in my Mom’s bedroom with her having a conversation about house values (wow zillow!), bachelorette parties, … Continue reading

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My Brother Is Also Supportive

Kevin: Try to be at least conversationally fluent in Japanese and Spanish before you get here… or you’ll have a terrible time… because I will not translate a single word for you. Cara: I’m learning some words in Japanese… so … Continue reading

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My Dad Is Supportive

Dad: Are you going to speak broken English when you get home? Cara: Oh man, some of the things I’ve caught myself saying are very sad. Merlin:  That is okay…  We will laugh at you and make fun of you … Continue reading

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Christmas Onesie

For Christmas, Mom and Dad sent me a Grinch onesie.  This kept me nice and cozy during the winter. Onesies are the new “it” thing.  Don’t believe me?  Just look at the picture!

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Uncle Bobby

I loved how Uncle Bobby was always so awkward when I wanted to take pictures of him.  He feigned reluctance, but I knew he loved it. I’m comforted knowing that he’s no longer in any pain.  Now he’s in heaven … Continue reading

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