Traveling Far, Far, Far, Away

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Ever want to just get as far away as you possible can (without going to the moon or space)? There is a website called furthestcity.com which does exactly just that, help you find the farthest city on earth from anywhere else. Here are a few samples below.

What is the farthest you’ve traveled from where you are? What is the farthest you’d like to travel?

From Chicago, IL – Perth, Australia

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From Los Angeles, CA – Saint-Paul (La Reunion), France

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From Ottawa, Canada – Perth, Australia

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From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Uruma, Japan

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From London, United Kingdom – Dunedin, New Zealand

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From Manila, Philippines – Varzea Grande, Brazil

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From Sydney, Australia – San Cristobal De La Laguna, Spain

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From Rome, Italy – Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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From New Delhi, India – Talcahuano, Chile

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From Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Honolulu, Hawaii

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7 Things to do in Austin {Inspired by the Movie Chef}

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I just saw Chef last night and was incredibly entertained. It’s a wonderful feel-good movie about a once highly-regarded chef who loses his fancy restaurant job and opens up a food truck. That is just the gist of it though because the movie is so much meatier than that, yet it really is a light-hearted and easy-going movie. If you haven’t see it yet, I highly suggest you do so. Be sure you do not do so on an empty stomach because you will be salivating for days. Well, you still might be salivating for days anyway.

The movie takes place in Los Angeles/Venice and Miami with a road trip in between. During their road trip, they visit New Orleans and Austin. I’ve lived in LA and have visited Miami and New Orleans several times. However, I’ve never been to Austin. I would love to travel there. Below is a sample of what my itinerary would like like. Have you ever been to Austin or do you live there? What are your must-see spots?

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1. Visit Barton Springs pool. Can you believe that’s a pool?!? I would love to take a dip in that pool and hang around just reading and people watching and maybe have a picnic.

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2. Do a tour of Austin on foot or maybe on bikes.

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3. Catch a show at Austin City Limits Live.

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4. Visit the State Capitol.

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5. Check out the HOPE Outdoor Gallery

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6. Check out the boutiques and vintage shops.

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7. And, obviously, I need to check out their food scene, particularly the barbeque and, more particularly Franklin Barbeque

Time and Tide by Christian Chaize

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This Sunday, March 8, is daylight savings time in which we will be springing forward. And, in a few weeks, spring will be here, which only means that summer can’t be too far behind. This gets me so excited even though my city is known for 2 seasons: winter and construction (or August). LolSob.

I don’t have any travel plans at least until end of May/ beginnning of June, but I do have the beach on my brain (probably because it is freezing cold here once again). I’ve always been a huge fan of Christian Chaize’s art. His beach photographs are simply stunning. His book, Time and Tide, documents 6 years that he spent photographing a beach in Portual. You should get a copy if you don’t have one already. I love mine! The pictures are absolutely stunning! I plan to tear some out (gasp!) and hang them in frames.

Here’s a sneak peek if you’d like to see what’s in the contents of the book. Are you a beach-goer? What kind of travel plans do you have coming up? I’d love to hear!

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{All photos from christianchaize.com}