Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah


Last weekend we embarked on our second hike in Utah. We chose the Crimson Trail. We thought 3 miles were doable. What we didn’t realize is that the loop includes the Riverside Nature Trail and a little piece of trail to get to the beginning of Crimson Trail making the whole trip about 4.5 miles. Also, the trail was not an easy trail with an elevation gain of about 1000 feet and lots of steep, snowy, icy, and I must say, treacherous areas.  Continue reading “Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah”

White Around The World

Shadows zigzag at the Museum of Flight, Seattle
A white bridge at the Museum of Flight, Seattle

In honor of the record low temperatures and masses of white snow that the US East Coast has been getting, I present to you a photo collection of the color white around the world from across my travels.

The color of fresh snow and milk, white, can emanate a very peaceful feeling often representing light rather than darkness, purity and cleanliness.

I don’t know about you but some of my favorite simple pleasures in life are freshly clean bed sheets, and milk and cookies. Both featuring the color white or its depiction.

Please enjoy these photos of white places and things I’ve captured from around the globe: Continue reading “White Around The World”

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”

My Favorite Ski Resort Town: Whistler, BC Canada

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Since I was a little girl, my family took me skiing. We used to go to Vail, Colorado for many years. One year, they decided to try a new place: Whistler in BC, Canada. We all fell in love with it. The mountain, the trails, the town, the restaurants, the shopping, everything was great. So we kept going every year. Continue reading “My Favorite Ski Resort Town: Whistler, BC Canada”

The Charm Of The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC

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The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina became one of my favorite spots in Durham during my 3 years living there.

My hubby even proposed to me here! And there are several weddings happening throughout the year. It’s just a wonderful place to come and hang out with nature, enjoy the surroundings, people-watch, wildlife-watch, and it is enjoyable during any season. Continue reading “The Charm Of The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC”

Monthly Best Of: February 2014

In cased you missed the best posts last month (determined by most views and likes), here’s a refresher. You are welcome.

(order is by most recent)

1. Move, Eat, Learn

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and compelling short films: “Move”, “Eat”, and “Learn”… Continue reading “Monthly Best Of: February 2014”

Travel By Snow

This is how I feel when it snows.

With all the snow falling in Portland in the last couple of days, I’ve been in a snow craze and inspired by it I stared thinking about all the places in the world I have experienced snow.

I have experienced snow in 9 different places around the world. In chronological order, here are photos of the places where I’ve had the pleasure to play with snow. Continue reading “Travel By Snow”

A Funny Panda, Abstract Iceland, Cereal Tea, Backpacking and More

Out the window today in Portland.

Portland, OR got about 4 inches of snow yesterday, and it is still snowing right now. It is always quiet around here where we are staying, but this morning, when I woke up it felt even quieter. I could feel the energy of the city was very tranquil, like people were staying home. It’s a weekday, but it doesn’t seem to matter. We are getting a lot of answering machines today trying to make appointments for several things which confirms that a lot of people are not working today.

The feeling overall this day is very peaceful.

So, since many of you are home today, and even if you’re not, here are a few links to entertain you:

Panda enjoys epic snow fall

This dessert sounds to die for.

Would you try making this cereal tea?

These amazing aerial photos make Iceland look like an abstract painting.

Funny cat remake of Anchorman

Kids taste gourmet food, apparently they like squid ink pasta.

The Backpacker’s Guide to… Packing For 3 Months

Check out this tattoo of a backpacker who colors in the countries he visits.

This 5 ingredient, vegan coconut almond biscuits look very yummy and I’m not even vegan.

Have you ever wanted to know who’s your spirit animal? Take this quiz to find out.

Another quiz: What Film Genre Are You?

The Ultimate Guide to Worldwide Etiquette

How to pass time on the train.

Nowadays, those who are not looking down at their phones, stand out. 

Have a great weekend!

Cat photo of the day. By Sabrina

Snow Visits Portland, OR! And Why It Was The Best Day I’ve Had In A While

Windy! But I’m so happy, I don’t feel cold.

Today was a great day. The best I’ve had in a while. Continue reading “Snow Visits Portland, OR! And Why It Was The Best Day I’ve Had In A While”

Sharing My World – Snow, Sweets and Toys

The Share Your World-  writing challenge is brought to us each week by the lovely Cee via her Photography Blog. It consists of 4 questions she makes to get to know each other better.

These are this weeks’s questions:

Durham, NC 2010
Durham, NC 2010

Continue reading “Sharing My World – Snow, Sweets and Toys”