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My name is Candace, I’m a writer, sketch artist, and illustrator, and I’m glad you stopped by. Have a look around, or drop me a line at [email protected] Thank you for reading!

on pancakes and poetry.

on pancakes and poetry.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012

In my mind, this trip to Åre was closing out a chapter—and to find it ending in the same country where it began nearly four years ago, with the same exact meal, was a fitting kind of symmetry to the literary geek in me.

ready, set, zip: 5 steps to humility on a swedish zipline.

ready, set, zip: 5 steps to humility on a swedish zipline.

Posted on Mar 23, 2012

Lately, I’ve started to laugh at myself more–finding the humility to admit I won’t always have it together or nail a new activity the first time I try it. I couldn’t have done so soon enough.

a tale of two swedens.

a tale of two swedens.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012

I was recently invited to a Swedish ski resort called Åre. The region’s alpine landscape promises to be a world away from Stockholm’s cobblestoned streets—but it’s a world I can’t wait to explore.

the next best thing to copenhagen.

the next best thing to copenhagen.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012

It’s been over a year and a half since I first walked the streets of Denmark’s capital city, so when I got an invitation last week for a bloggers’ meet-up hosted by VisitCopenhagen, it only took two seconds to reply.

when decisions meet disaster.

when decisions meet disaster.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012

Is it an accident these things happen so close to a big life decision? It’s almost as if the universe finds out and decides to organize a little experiment: to see if we go running at the first sign of disaster.

take me away, spain: upcoming adventures in april.

take me away, spain: upcoming adventures in april.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012

Slowly, almost as if my plans had taken on a life of their own, one thing began to lead to another, and now I somehow find myself preparing to spend five weeks in Spain. To say I can’t wait is putting it lightly.

azulejos: once upon a tile in porto, portugal.

azulejos: once upon a tile in porto, portugal.

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

It was the geometric tiles I found myself drawn to the most—for the way their patterns repeated themselves, extending graceful rows of diamonds, squares, triangles and flourishes across the city.

the adventurists on adventure: mr. tom at the TNT travel show.

the adventurists on adventure: mr. tom at the TNT travel show.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012

Tom (or Mr. Tom, as he’s often referred to) wastes no time in getting started: “Adventure involves ignoring safety advice, going somewhere you know nothing about, and getting lost.”

photo friday: finding nature in our finnish fairytale.

photo friday: finding nature in our finnish fairytale.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012

As fearful as I was about the unknowns awaiting us in London, I walked away from their fairytale cottage feeling ever so slightly reassured we would make it–nature has a way of doing that sometimes, doesn’t it?