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Picturesque Portugal: Five Days in Porto

I have dreamed of visiting Portugal for a long time. I’d seen pictures of the historic old cities and towns with winding pathways and cobblestone streets. The homemade pastries and bread with fresh cheese and local seafood. The gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery, from the lush countryside to the rugged coastline. Friendly people with a fascinating history and deep culture. Plus, incredibly high COVID-19 vaccination rates.

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Ventura Beach Getaway

At the start of February, my family made a spontaneous visit to Ventura, California to visit relatives. It turned out to be a well-timed visit as the weather in Ventura was phenomenal while Austin suffered from multiple days of freezing temperatures (not as bad as last year, don’t worry) and a boil water notice.

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Beginning to Boulder

I’ve always loved climbing things. As a kid, I would climb trees in the yard and read a book in their branches. At some point, I must have gone indoor rock climbing for a birthday party and convinced my parents to build a traversing climbing wall on the back of the house.

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Reflecting on 2021

The past six months since I left the daily grind have been an incredibly fulfilling whirlwind of trying new things and taking time to rest.

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A New Unplan-It Earth

Welcome to the new Unplan-It Earth. When I started this blog in 2018, I was anxious, stressed, and needed everything planned.

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