Top 5 Tips For Seattle Vacations

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Traveling to Seattle soon? There is so much to do in this large city in the Pacific Midwest, so it is best to plan your trip wisely. Otherwise, you may come home without seeing everything you wanted to. To make sure your Seattle vacation goes without a hitch, here are a few top tips for planning your trip to this corner of the USA! Continue reading “Top 5 Tips For Seattle Vacations”

An Impromptu Winter Roadtrip To Mt Hood, Oregon


We have now visited Mt Hood during summer in 2014, and during winter of this year. It has a very different atmosphere on each season and of course the temperature and the amounts of snow are quite different but it is always a treat.  Continue reading “An Impromptu Winter Roadtrip To Mt Hood, Oregon”

Mount St. Helens From Afar

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Mount St. Helens is known as the volcano in the Pacific Northwest that erupted in 1980 and caused a lot of damage but people still enjoy going to observe it and hike it. Continue reading “Mount St. Helens From Afar”

Wind Around The World

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Wind is actually one of my favorite elements. It cools me off when I’m too hot, it blows me away and lets me have fun. Although at times, wind can be destructive (as any element can), it can also be very useful and even create energy!

I remember as a little kid going to one of the far ends on a big cruise ship and being blown away by the wind. I remember I could let go, as if falling down and it would catch me. One of my greatest wind memories.  Continue reading “Wind Around The World”

Savory Food Around The World

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I love food. There I said it. My weekly small pleasures often involve food, and I think about food like all the time. I am for sure guilty of getting hangry and often getting mad at the internet for making me hungry and crave things I can’t get. I just realized I may be causing this for other people with this post. I apologize.

Food gives me pleasure and sometimes even suffering from craving it. I wish I was desireless, because that is the key to happiness, but food makes it real hard for me to atain desirelessness. Anyway, below are lots of yummy savory foods from across my travels, enjoy! Continue reading “Savory Food Around The World”

Meet Biddy, The Traveling Hedgehog

I first encountered Biddy on the web when my husband shared a link with me last week and it made my whole day! The pictures of Biddy traveling across the Pacific Northwest made me really smile. I could even recognize some places that I have been to. It didn’t take me long to ask the owner’s permission to share Biddy on my blog for all you guys to see this little guy adventuring and enjoying himself tremendously. Continue reading “Meet Biddy, The Traveling Hedgehog”

Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon


Last weekend we decided to grab our most hiking-appropriate clothes and drive an hour and a half towards Mt. Hood, Oregon.

On the way there, we decided to stop where a few cars were parked on Highway 26 and headed towards the Mirror Lake Trail which we hiked in sub 20 degrees Fahrenheit and in a hurry because we started late. I was very proud of myself by the end of it as I had only hiked once before in my life and it was mostly just a long walk in a state park during a nice day. Continue reading “Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon”

Pacific Northwest Rainbows

Rainbow on the way to Mount Rainier, WA

I have never seen so many rainbows in my life together as I have in the last year in the Pacific Northwest. They still amaze me every time. They are yet one of the many reasons I love it here. Continue reading “Pacific Northwest Rainbows”

Wine Tasting In Oregon and Washington

COR Cellars in Lyle, Washington
COR Cellars in Lyle, Washington

Last weekend we drove to The Dalles, Oregon spent the night and visited three wineries the next day. Continue reading “Wine Tasting In Oregon and Washington”

Flowers From The Garden

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Last week I got a chance to photograph the flowers that surrounded the house in Portland we just moved out of. This is my first spring in the Pacific Northwest ever and it has been amazing. I am mesmerized by all the flowers and plants as I walk, drive and bike around the Portland area. All of these flowers were found just steps away from the front door of the house we rented for 8 months. Continue reading “Flowers From The Garden”