October 5, 2015


This post was inspired by the cover of the June 2013 issue of Seattle Met magazine, which encourages readers to tackle Seattle like a tourist. I'm game!

Hometown Tourist: Spending the Summer in Seattle

Everyone I’ve met in Seattle (including a few people who share my love of travel) insists that summer is the the best time to stay grounded in the Emerald City and from what I’ve seen so far, they’re ACCURATE. Imagine this: clear blue skies over Elliott Bay and Puget Sound, views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains to the west, the equally snow-capped Cascades to the east, and, on days when it decides to show up, views of Mount Rainier.

Hiking in Big Sur, California

Big Sur: Natural Beauty on the California Coast

Rocky cliffs with long, luscious views of the Pacific Ocean, magnificent mountains cloaked in fog and covered in evergreens, and nature in perfect harmony with itself. I sincerely can’t think of a more visually captivating place than this stunning stretch of the California coast between San Simeon and Carmel.

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle: Scenes from San Simeon’s Shangri-La

This is Hearst Castle: opulent, obsessive, and almost obscene. It’s a must-see stop in San Simeon along California’s Pacific Coast Highway.


Summer 2012, Instagramm’d

Autumn’s always been my favorite season and I’m excited for cooler weather and the changing of the leaves but the memories of this summer are still so sweet and fresh in my heart and mind. These twelve Instagram images encapsulate the summer that was.

Powell-Hyde cable car

Capturing the Colors of San Francisco

Travel Supermarket is hosting Capture the Colour, a photoblogging contest  in which travel bloggers are asked to produce a post sharing photos from their travels that highlight or represent five colors (blue, green, yellow, white, and red).

Linlithgow, Scotland

A Single Snapshot: Lovely Linlithgow

I love patchwork landscapes. Don’t you?

Stained glass window, St. Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow, Scotland

A Single Snapshot: St. Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow

Halfway through my two weeks in Scotland, I found myself in the burgh of Linlithgow, a little town I probably would never have visited except it was the locus for the whole reason I’d visited Scotland in the first place. A wedding.