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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Travel Guide for Santa Cruz, CA

One of my favorite trips last year was traveling along Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angelos (see my post here for the complete story). Along the way, we spent time at numerous little towns along the way and one of our favorites was Santa Cruz. Located about 2 hours south of San Francisco, this town had so much to do and was the quintessential beach town. Where to stay: We decided to stay…

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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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24 Hour travel | Kyoto Travel Guide (Part 2)

We had only 24 hours to explore the historic city of Kyoto for our honeymoon so we set out to make the most of our limited time. If you missed part 1, you can read it here. We first visited %Arabica for the best caffeine intake and enjoyed a morning of hiking throughout the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine complex. We ended the morning with local Japanese street food before continuing on our journey. Temperatures ranged from…

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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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