5 Bucket List Libraries to Dream About Visiting

One of the worst parts of the pandemic for me has been the limitation on travel and even travel planning. I apparently spend a lot of time researching and planning travel, even for short trips, and all that has been put on hold. My husband and I are really privileged that being cooped up in … Continue reading 5 Bucket List Libraries to Dream About Visiting

Caribbean Trip Highlights

In December, my Nana and I went on a cruise together to the Caribbean and had a really lovely time. Though I'm not really a huge cruising fan as a means of travel, it does give you a very nice, relaxing vacation. I had just submitted all of my grad school documentation, so it was … Continue reading Caribbean Trip Highlights

My Top 5 Favorite Places in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

I'm taking quite a few trips with my Nana this coming year, but even with a trip to Paris looming on the horizon, this little jaunt to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho was absolutely lovely. We went in early October, so it was definitely not tourist season anymore, and the air was brisk and the leaves were … Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Places in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The Library of Congress or the Best Thing in Washington D.C.

I apologize (again) for being MIA last week. My fiance and I were in Washington D.C. visiting one of my best friends, and blog posts sort of took a back seat. If I'd been better prepared, I would have scheduled them, but I'm not that good. Since we spent the better part of five days … Continue reading The Library of Congress or the Best Thing in Washington D.C.

Caribbean Vacation Part 2: St Martin/Maarten

St Martin/St Maarten was the second stop on our trip. We booked a short tour of the island and then had planned to spend the rest of the afternoon at the beach. We didn't make it to the beach in the afternoon, but I'm glad we stopped by one on the tour. St Martin has … Continue reading Caribbean Vacation Part 2: St Martin/Maarten

Caribbean Vacation Part 1: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan was our first stop on my family's Caribbean cruise. We'd already spent a full day at sea, so we were more than ready to get off the ship and explore.  As we approached the shore, we saw Fort San Felipe del Morro. The fortress, built in the 16th century, is strategically located on … Continue reading Caribbean Vacation Part 1: San Juan, Puerto Rico

How to Choose the Best Vacation Reads

There's a week of peace and relaxation ahead of you. Nothing can get between you and your book, except your choices about which books to bring... This guide will help you bring books that you will actually read and enjoy. How Many Books To Bring While the above photo may be slightly misleading there was … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Vacation Reads

Idaho Botanical Gardens

There's something magical about a garden tucked away in a city. Gardens are places of contemplation and beauty, places that feel slightly apart from time and yet when you're there you feel connected. I've always loved beautiful gardens, so when I found the Idaho Botanical Garden on my birthday, it became one of my favorite … Continue reading Idaho Botanical Gardens

Hiking Table Rock

Just a few minutes outside of Boise, you'll find the Old State Penitentiary and the Idaho Botanical Garden, behind which you'll find trails that lead up to Table Rock, which at around 3200 feet offers amazing views of the city and a wonderful hike. Paul and I went up there this weekend with one of … Continue reading Hiking Table Rock

My Top Five: Roseburg, Oregon Area

If you've ever been to Canyonville, Oregon, it's probably because you were visiting the casino and resort: Seven Feathers. You probably took advantage of the plethora of wineries and the easy access to outdoorsy type activities. But if you're looking to go to the area and need a couple other ideas, I have a few. … Continue reading My Top Five: Roseburg, Oregon Area