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Derek Taira


#CatTravels: The search for food in Seattle

By On November 3, 2012

Seattle has quite a food scene, and I was ready to eat my way through the city. This coastal seaport, with 3.4 million residents in its metro area, offers the bounty of… Read More


#CatTravels: Hello, Seattle!

By On November 1, 2012

I knew about Seattle’s weather — but I still didn’t prepare for it. And how can you? The weather report called for temperatures in the low 60s, partly cloudy, maybe rain. But it… Read More


#CatTravels: Volcanoes, monkeys and hot springs

By On August 30, 2012

To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when we landed in Liberia all those days ago. Costa Rica wasn’t on my short list of places to go — Iceland and Andorra… Read More


#CatTravels: Driving to La Fortuna

By On August 27, 2012

It was just 300 kilometers — or 186 miles — from our hotel in Malpais on the southern end of Costa Rica to our next stop in La Fortuna. That’s the roundtrip distance… Read More


#CatTravels: A long day in Costa Rica

By On August 17, 2012

It took us 15 hours by plane and another five by car to finally get to Malpais, the southernmost part of the Nicoya Peninsula. This little town right on the Pacific Ocean… Read More