The Magic of Meetups

One of the huge perks with my job at Automattic (to me) is the ability to travel to interesting and sometimes far-flung destinations to meet up with other Automatticians. Perhaps there's something about getting together face to face with people I interact with on a daily basis at home but don't actually see, or maybe … Continue reading The Magic of Meetups

Automattic’s Store Team Meetup: Cyprus Edition

I just returned last week from my first Automattic team meetup in Cyprus, where I spent an amazing week in a beautiful place surrounded by awesome people. Folks, it doesn't get much better than that. My team is composed of developers and support staff who work together to design, develop, support, and improve the paid … Continue reading Automattic’s Store Team Meetup: Cyprus Edition

Cyprus Photos: Resort Pics

I'm planning to do a quick series of themed picture posts from my Cyprus trip. Here's the first one with pictures of the Columbia Beach Resort where I stayed. And then of course, there are the cats. Cypriots appear to have a special place in their hearts for cats. The resort serves as a cat sanctuary and rumor … Continue reading Cyprus Photos: Resort Pics

Adventures in Cyprus: Getting There is Half the Fun?

I just got back from my first trans-Atlantic trip, destination Cyprus (well, OK, technically, I got back last week, but we're going to consider that "just"). Where exactly is that, you ask? Why, it's just a hop, skip, and jump across the Atlantic, over the UK and parts of western Europe, and a quick jaunt … Continue reading Adventures in Cyprus: Getting There is Half the Fun?

10 Days of Travel with Just a Carry-on Bag? Done!

The Challenge of Packing Light Ever since my trip to San Francisco/Santa Cruz last September, I've become a bit obsessed with traveling light. The first to-do in traveling light according to the experts is to find a bag that works for you and still qualifies as carry-on. For most U.S. airlines (and don't hold me … Continue reading 10 Days of Travel with Just a Carry-on Bag? Done!