Christmas In The Garden At The Oregon Garden

oregon garden christmas

Last weekend we spontaneously (as per usual) decided to drive an hour and a half to the Oregon Garden in Silverton to experience some Christmas spirit and we sure found it. “Christmas in the Garden” is basically what it sounds like… It is Christmas lights, Christmas music, German Christmas Market style Shops, Food and Drink, fire pits, Santa and (real!) reindeers, and ice skating. All it was missing was a little snow! Continue reading “Christmas In The Garden At The Oregon Garden”


This Week’s Small Pleasures #71


This week was pretty great, I have to say! Christmas markets, dining out, date nights, self-gifts, fitness progress, cat snuggles, cleanliness and laughs… Continue reading “This Week’s Small Pleasures #71”

Holiday Gift Guide For The Travel Lover

travel gift guide

If you are still looking for gift ideas I got some for you ranging from $8.98 – $199.99 USD. They all feature the subject travel in one way or another and some will also be perfect for the foodie, chocolate lover, artist, outdoor enthusiast, bookworm, and comfort creature. Take a look!  Continue reading “Holiday Gift Guide For The Travel Lover”

Guest Post: The Best Christmas Markets In Europe


European Christmas markets are becoming very popular, with more and more shoppers from the UK travelling abroad to pick up unusual gifts while soaking in the culture and atmosphere. There are lots of Christmas markets to choose from, and choosing the best one to visit can be difficult, so here are some of the top contenders to help make the selection easier. Continue reading “Guest Post: The Best Christmas Markets In Europe”

Demystifying Holiday Planning (Ideas to Get You Inspired)

A storm approaching at the beach in Cancun, Mexico.

Planning a holiday is so much fun. But it can also be hard work in trying to decide what to do. There are so many amazing places in the world offering amazing things that sometimes we can get lost in the decision making. When you do plan your holiday, it is great to think about the sort of thing you are looking for in your trip. Different holidays offer different experiences so think carefully about what you want. To help you get started, here are a few ideas to get you inspired. Continue reading “Demystifying Holiday Planning (Ideas to Get You Inspired)”

My Unpopular Opinion Related to Valentine’s Day

Confession: I don’t like Valentine’s Day, I think it’s stupid. And this is coming from someone who has a chocolate addiction, loves flowers and is in a relationship.

Exactly one year ago, in honor of Valentine’s Day and my disdain towards the holiday, I wrote about my opinion on relationship/dating checklists and today I feel the same way about them so I will share it again (with a few edits and additions). Continue reading “My Unpopular Opinion Related to Valentine’s Day”

Christmas Around The World

Moon over Prague Christmas Market
Moon over Prague Christmas Market by Seb Duggan

I love Christmas time, don’t you? I know there is a lot of commercialization around it, which I don’t like but I can’t help myself feeling joy inside as I am surrounded by Christmas lights and even the December chill and wearing boots and coats and eating really deliciously and giving gifts. Ok, I admit I also enjoy receiving gifts. Oh and of course Christmas trees! There is something just so wonderful about having a real tree in your home.

I also like the feeling around Christmas, I feel like people exude a really joyful energy around town.  Continue reading “Christmas Around The World”