This is What Happens When Your Best Friend Visits New York

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If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you’re probably pretty well-versed on my feelings about my current residency in New York City (Not caught up? You can read all about that here and here). It’s easy to get lost in the negatives of a place like this, but nothing is better for refocusing on the positives than playing tour guide for visitors. Continue reading “This is What Happens When Your Best Friend Visits New York”

The Truth About Traveling With Invisalign

Cleaning my Invisalign trays in the waters of gorgeous Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Cleaning my Invisalign trays in the waters of gorgeous Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Even though I had braces as a kid, my bottom teeth started moving towards crooked again almost immediately after I had them taken off. Continue reading “The Truth About Traveling With Invisalign”

2,000 Miles in Instagrams

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All packed up at the beginning of the journey!

According to Facebook (which has been somewhat creepily keeping track every time I change my ‘current city’ on my profile), I have moved ten times since finishing college in Boston in 2010. Continue reading “2,000 Miles in Instagrams”

The Future of Mariana ‘On the Move’

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Watching the snow fall the last few days in Colorado has been bittersweet. Continue reading “The Future of Mariana ‘On the Move’”

My Favorite Spots in Rocky Mountain National Park

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I haven’t written nearly enough about my amazing summer living in Rocky Mountain National Park and the exploring that afforded me. Continue reading “My Favorite Spots in Rocky Mountain National Park”

Farewell Colorado

IMG_20140813_092119_466Eagle help my feet to fly

Mountain help my heart be great

Spirits of the Earth and Sky

Please don’t let it be too late. Continue reading “Farewell Colorado”

The Pros and Cons of Remote Cabin Living

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It’s been months now that I’ve called Rocky Mountain National Park home, and much like Canyonlands and Mesa Verde, I’m finding this park to be incredibly beautiful, complex, thrilling, and full of unique challenges. Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Remote Cabin Living”

International Family: One Day in DC

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I consider myself a very fortunate child of several different worlds. Continue reading “International Family: One Day in DC”

You Don’t Deserve Your National Parks

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Yes, you read that right. Continue reading “You Don’t Deserve Your National Parks”

Rising Waters

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Less than a year ago, many of the front range towns of northern Colorado found themselves under water. Continue reading “Rising Waters”