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Eating Around the World at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Eating Around the World at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Hey all! Today I want to take a break from writing about my recent trip to Paris and Rome, and share a peek of what I’ve been up to since returning stateside. Blog-wise, it looks like I’ll be in Europe through the end of the […]

Bavarian Charm in Leavenworth, WA

Bavarian Charm in Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth is one of those cities which, despite growing up in Washington, I never visited before moving to the other side of the country. I’ll be honest, in high school I thought Leavenworth was a small town with plenty of cows and not a whole […]

The Embassy Inn: Casual Comfort in the Heart of Downtown Victoria, B.C.

The Embassy Inn: Casual Comfort in the Heart of Downtown Victoria, B.C.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared my weekend adventures to British Columbia with my childhood friend Nadya. Having never visited Victoria before (no, a forgotten childhood visit does not count), I was anxious to see as much as possible. That meant doing a little […]

Beauty in Bloom at the Butchart Gardens

Beauty in Bloom at the Butchart Gardens

I feel like I’ve been leading up to this post for weeks now. I got to visit the Butchart Gardens, located in Canada’s beautiful British Columbia, with my friend Nadya back in April, and absolutely loved it! It’s hard now to believe that we ever […]

A Snapshot in Time: Craigdarroch Castle

A Snapshot in Time: Craigdarroch Castle

I don’t know about you, but when I hear about castles, I immediately think of far off places and fairy tales. Castles are the stuff of fantasy, places that exist only in the pages of a book, or in countries far, far away from the […]

Girls Weekend in Victoria: Part Two

Girls Weekend in Victoria: Part Two

Nadya and I awoke early on our last day in Victoria. We’d slept soundly, exhausted by the previous day’s adventures in British Columbia. As we sat down to breakfast in the hotel lounge, the only thing we had planned for the day, we weighed the […]

Girls Weekend in Victoria: Part One

Girls Weekend in Victoria: Part One

We all have that one friend. The one who is constantly jetting off, having adventures, and just living the life. For me, that person is Nadya, one of my closest friends since middle school. In the years I’ve known her, Nadya has taken school trips […]

A Rainy Day Visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

A Rainy Day Visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Washington. Family. Bright, gorgeous flowers. A hint of rain. These are a few of my favorite things, and I got to experience all of them at the same time at Washington State’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April.

An Early Morning Hike to Wallace Falls, WA

An Early Morning Hike to Wallace Falls, WA

The chilly mountain air swept over us as the car doors slammed shut, making the hairs on my arms stand on end. I was home. There’s a certain smell that accompanies the woods on an early morning, the sun obscured by towering mountains and dense […]

The Best of Both Worlds is in Washington State

The Best of Both Worlds is in Washington State

In April, I traveled home to see my family in Washington State. It’s a trip I’ve made many times, and I still don’t get bored. I may have grown up there, but the Seattle area feels more like a vacation destination every time I visit. […]