How to Say Thank You in 30 Languages

Thank You 30 Ways from Hyperfluent on Vimeo.

In honor of Thanksgiving, here’s how to say “Thank You” in 30 languages. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Eva and I had so much fun working on this. We’re amazed by how many people shot videos and sent in videos from around the world last night. We’re still getting videos sent in, which we’ll use for next year. I say it in Arabic, Jessie in Hebrew, and Aidan closes out the video. Fun!

Snapshots from DC

Two weeks ago I decided to use some points to take a long weekend in Washington, DC. It was a  whirlwind filled with really good food, music, and interesting people. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten such a diverse range of food in such a short period of time. (I even ate grasshoppers!)

I’ve been to most of the monuments already, so I spent this whole trip just letting friends show me around and doing “local” stuff. I must say, DC impressed me.

Photos: 1-3. “Scramble” at the Phillips Collection, 4. Crab at Cantler’s Inn in Annapolis, 5. Mama Ayesha’s (amazing!), & 6. Kayaking on the Potomac.

On the Jacobite: Riding the Hogwarts Express

Did you know that the train in Harry Potter is a real functioning steam train? The Hogwarts Express is actually the Jacobite of West Coast Railways. Located in Scotland, where much of the scenery for the movies were taken, the train departs from Fort William and takes a beautiful scenic route up to the seaside town of Mallaig.

Being huge Harry Potter fans, we HAD to take this train. It also happened to be mine and Aidan’s first time on a train, which made it all the more magical. I was surprised Continue reading

We Went Glamping!

Last week, while in Scotland, my travelmates and I had the chance to do something I’ve been dying to try for ages. We went glamping!

This was my surprise to the group, as it was the one location I had kept completely secret from the girls and Aidan. After spending the day at Stirling Castle, I had to hunt around for where we were headed, as I’d forgotten to look up exact directions and it wasn’t in our GPS. Oops! I figured we’d be able to spot it from the road; afterall how could you miss a grand old house with 3 gypsy caravans behind it? See More of Our Glamping Adventure

Traveling Light: Two Summer Trips

I love to travel, but I hate to carry luggage. In fact, I haven’t checked luggage in 10 years! I’m not looking to break that streak any time soon. I’ve learned how to pack smart and get the most out of my little carry-on and personal bag.

I usually wear a tee, cardi, jeans, and ballet flats on the plane, which helps remove some bulk from my carry-on. Shoulder bags are an absolute must. I slip a clutch into my shoulder bag with my travel docs, iPhone, and wallet, which saves space and keeps me organized. If I’m bringing my laptop, it goes into my shoulder bag, too. I top that off with a blanket.

Now for the carry-on luggage. Here’s an example of what I pack beyond toiletries & undies for two different trips.

See what I’d pack for two totally different trips