What’s On Your Bucket List?
Dec31

What’s On Your Bucket List?

New Year’s resolutions make no sense to me. Why does a change in the calendar year dictate when we’re allowed to make a new commitment? Why can’t we improve our lives and/or the lives of others, challenge ourselves, or try something new whenever the inspiration hits us? I don’t want to wake up in 20 years disillusioned, wishing I had lived my life differently, regretting missed opportunities, full of...

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Airbnb – First Hosting Experience
Jun27

Airbnb – First Hosting Experience

Eric stumbled upon a website called Airbnb while we were looking for affordable short-term housing for our visit to Philadelphia in May. Airbnb proved to be significantly more affordable than hotels, hostels, and bed and breakfasts in the city of Philadelphia, but at over $70 per night in the city, the options were still just too expensive for us. We decided to go with CouchSurfing for our frugal Philly experience, but the Airbnb...

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Philly on the Cheap – Day 1
Jun08

Philly on the Cheap – Day 1

It’s expensive to visit Philadelphia. Seeing as we used to live in Philly, we didn’t notice how expensive hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels could be until we tried to visit. We wanted to stay in the city rather than the suburbs and even hostels seemed much too pricey at over $70 each night for a private room, so we tried to get a bit more creative. Eric found Airbnb, which looked really neat and had a lot of...

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Vancouver Review – Day 2
May31

Vancouver Review – Day 2

I awoke on Day 2 of my Vancouver excursion to find my roommate asleep on the bunk below me. I tried to sneak quietly to the bathroom across the hall to brush my teeth, but I must have woken her up because when I returned, she was getting out of bed. She was a nice student named Monica from Mexico and she was traveling with 2 friends to try to win a Master’s degree project at a competition. By the way, if you missed Day 1 of my...

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Vancouver Review
May14

Vancouver Review

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to visit Vancouver, although I had no specific reason why. There was just something about it. I almost had the opportunity a few years ago when I visited Seattle, but I was not in a position to extend my travel plans. Fortunately, I found myself traveling to Seattle again a few weeks ago, so I was determined to stop by Vancouver, no matter how short my stay. This was designed to be a short,...

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ACRP 2011 – Ping Your Site
May11

ACRP 2011 – Ping Your Site

I would like to thank the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) for the opportunity to present Ping Your Site: An e-Media Strategy for a Solid Online Presence at the ACRP 2011 Global Conference in Seattle, WA. I thoroughly enjoyed my conference experience. I arrived in Seattle, WA on the afternoon of Friday, April 29, 2011 with just enough time to check-in for the conference before they closed registration for the day....

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