Bucket List Adventures | #4 Whale Watching

Whale watching was always something I wanted to do. When I started creating my bucket list a few years back (see here for the complete list) it was one of the first things added to the list (along with going up the Seattle Space Needle). With their sheer size and undeniable grace in the water, whale’s always amazed me. Living in Seattle, we had no excuse not to go whale watching and check it off…

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Ferry Ride to Bainbridge Island

Seattle is known for having the most comprehensive ferry system in the country. After living in Seattle though for over a year, I never once took a ferry. Therefore, when we got the opportunity to visit the Seattle again a few weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to take a ferry ride. From downtown Seattle, there are two ferry options that leave directly from the city – Bainbridge Island & Bremerton. We decided to…

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Bucketlist Adventures | #3 Seattle Space Needle

My infatuation with space started when I was a little girl. My mom would always tune into the latest NASA rocket launch or drag us outside to watch the international space station fly through the night sky. At a young age, I loved these events and when any new opportunity came up relating to space, I jumped at it – from exploring Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, FL to the National Air and Space Museum…

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Stopping to Smell the Roses in Portland, OR

Walter Hagen is coined with first saying ‘Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.’ Last fall in the ‘City of Roses’, Portland, OR, we did just that. Located on top of a hill overlooking the skyline in Washington Park is the International Rose Test Garden. It was the perfect spot to escape the hustle & bustle of downtown Portland and quite literally ‘smell the roses.’ The History of the Rose Garden … In early…

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Everyday Adventures | Sunny Strolls in the Park

One of my favorite everyday things to do as the weather starts to get warmer is get out of the house to explore the local parks. After being inside so much during the colder winter months, being able to walk outside, feel the sunshine on my skin, & seeing buds start to open is a dream (I do love flowers, including Roses that we explored in Portland). Even when the temperature is still in the…

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