It’s Okay to (Drink) White After Labor Day: Bluemont Vineyard

Raise your glass if you’re ready for riding boots, flannels, and apple pie everything! Now that I’m not in school anymore, there’s nothing stopping me from willing summer to end so I can frolic in crunchy leaves and trade my iced coffee for pumpkin spice lattes. We caught a whiff of fall in the air…

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Quick Seattle Getaway: Saturday Morning on Bainbridge Island

When planning my trip to Seattle, I initially wanted to do a day trip to hike at Mt. Rainier. Unfortunately the trails were still too snowy (yes, in early July)! It all worked out though, because Joyce and I got to go on a ferryboat adventure to one of the neighboring islands of the Puget…

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Odds & Ends – June/July 2017

I spent all of June willing the month to go faster, because I was so excited for my trip. After two weeks in the Canadian Rockies (three posts!) and Seattle (coming soon), I felt like July was dragging its feet. There were a lot of unknowns about my move and starting my new job; finally…

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5 Days in the Canadian Rockies (Part 3): Yoho National Park & the Icefields Parkway

For the third and final installment of my Canadian Rockies series, I’m sharing photos from the places that don’t really fit into the rest of the trip. While Banff is probably the most well-known (and thus touristy) national park of the Canadian Rockies, there are several others in the area that are often missed. Jasper,…

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5 Days in the Canadian Rockies (Part 2): Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

Remember the cup song that Anna Kendrick sings for her audition in Pitch Perfect? I’ve decided that the “ticket for the long way round / the one with the prettiest of views” must be about Banff National Park because “It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, it’s got sights to give you shivers” – and the sight…

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