Seattle Travel Guide: What to Do in Seattle

(Updated October 2018) This is part 2 of a 2 part Seattle Travel Guide. Find out what to do in Seattle during your visit, from the top Seattle attractions to the less well know things to do in Seattle. … Seattle Travel Guide My first visit to Seattle was in the summer of 2014, when… Continue reading Seattle Travel Guide: What to Do in Seattle

My Experience with Couchsurfing

I always had reservations about using Couchsurfing in the past. I loved the idea of it: meeting new people, getting a local’s take on the city, having someone to hangout with, and of course having a free place to stay. While all that sounded great, I also worried about all of the bad things that… Continue reading My Experience with Couchsurfing

Post Travel Depression (And How to Deal With It)

When I’m traveling, it’s like I’m on a permanent high. Everything is exciting, fun, and interesting. I’m in a place I’ve never been before, surrounded by things I’ve never seen and people I’ve never met. There is so much opportunity to learn and experience new things. My intense curiosity is being rewarded, my wanderlust is… Continue reading Post Travel Depression (And How to Deal With It)

Seattle Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Seattle (and drink!)

(Updated October 2018) This is part 1 of a 2 part Seattle Travel Guide. Get recommendations on where to eat in Seattle, where to find the best coffee in Seattle, and the best bars in Seattle. … Seattle Travel Guide My first visit to Seattle was in the summer of 2014, when I was living… Continue reading Seattle Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Seattle (and drink!)

Denver Art Museum // Denver, CO

I could have spent all day in the Denver Art Museum; considering the terrible weather that day, I probably should have. The DAM includes two main buildings: the angular building designed by Frederic C. Hamilton–the main museum entrance in the Civic Center Cultural Complex–and the seven-floor north building, where most of the artwork is displayed.… Continue reading Denver Art Museum // Denver, CO

Arches National Park // Moab, Utah

I was planning to go from Salt Lake City straight to Denver, but a couple of days before I left, I reconsidered. “I can go anywhere I want,” I thought. Why not take advantage of my current location and go somewhere new? I mean, I was in Utah! A state filled with endless natural marvels.… Continue reading Arches National Park // Moab, Utah

Salt Lake City Day Trip: Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park is located just north of Salt Lake City (it’s the largest island in the Great Salt Lake), making it the perfect day trip! Here’s what you need to know. … When I took a road trip from Seattle to Denver, I knew I’d be making a stop in Salt Lake City,… Continue reading Salt Lake City Day Trip: Antelope Island State Park

Multnomah Falls // Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

After leaving Portland, we took a drive along the Columbia River Highway. Waterfalls were on the top of our “must see” list for the trip, and the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area is full of them–about 77 on the Oregon side of the river! We were driving to Boise that day, so we didn’t have… Continue reading Multnomah Falls // Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Searching for Orcas in the San Juan Islands, Washington

(Originally posted in August 2014) I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was in elementary school. I don’t know what it was about marine mammals that seemed so interesting to me, but I wanted to know more about them. My “dream career” path changed within a few years, and I definitely did not… Continue reading Searching for Orcas in the San Juan Islands, Washington