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Jared’s Return Visit to Orlando

Jared’s Return Visit to Orlando

Back in September, I was happy to host my younger brother Jared for his second annual Orlando trip. Okay, maybe it’s not an annual tradition yet, but I can hope! Jared’s first Orlando visit was centered around the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, and […]

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 […]

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. […]

The 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

The 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

It’s time again for the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival! I debated whether or not to write about this year’s event, since I already covered last year’s festivities. If you’re looking for tips on how to make the most of your time and money (hint: […]

All the Small Things: Orlando Edition

All the Small Things: Orlando Edition

I’m wrapping up my Orlando posts for a while, but before I go, I wanted to share a few more details from my little brother’s visit back in September. I’ve already written quite a bit about our visits to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World, […]

Around the World in One Afternoon

Around the World in One Afternoon

World Showcase, that is…but more on that later! One of Jared’s last full days in Orlando was spent at Walt Disney World. I love hosting family members, and it was important to me that he enjoy himself enough to come back in the future. So […]

Sharing a Few of my Favorite Things

Sharing a Few of my Favorite Things

One of my favorite things about living in Orlando is being able to visit Walt Disney World whenever I want. I know, I know. Orlando is much more than a bunch of theme parks, and there are plenty of people who think Disney parks are for […]