It was another gray day in Seattle this weekend. Though the photo below is edited to black and white, it isn’t too off the mark from how things were looking in real life.
Looking towards Seattle’s Great Wheel and a Washington State ferry as it crosses Puget Sound.
Since the start of the year, life
This prickly, green beauty is a barrel cactus. It grows on the grounds of Ganna Walska Lotusland in the seaside community of Montecito, California. Lotusland is an absolutely gorgeous private garden that is available to tour by advanced reservation. All tours are guided (unless you have a garden me
Not for the faint of heart, Capilano Suspension Bridge is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The bridge, which was originally constructed in 1889, is one of Vancouver’s top tourists destinations. It hangs 230 feet above the Capilano River and spans a distance of 450 feet.
It is that time of year again. The time of year where other people consider New Year’s resolutions and I think about New Year’s travel plans. 😁 I always feel unsettled until I have some vacations in my back pocket.
This time last year I put together a travel wish list/plan for 2019. How did I do an
We made it home from Australia (a day late and several hundred dollars poorer because of our missed flights)! I will save the conclusion of that story for another day. However, as today is “Boulder Sunday”, I will instead share my recent visit to Australia’s National Rock Garden in Canberra.
Thursday morning I hit the road again. This time my travels took me to Sydney, Australia’s largest and most famous metropolis. As always, the harbour city did not disappoint.
One view of the iconic Sydney Opera House
I arrived to Sydney’s Central Station via Greyhound Bus just after noon. Central i
Wednesday morning it was time to head home from Australia’s South Coast. But not before squeezing in another adventure (or two).😁 Our first stop for the day was In Batemans Bay, a one hour drive north of Narooma.
A three hour drive without stops.
Catch up on our coastal adventures here: Part One,
Day two of our getaway to Australia’s South Coast started with room service! My husband and I each ordered a traditional Aussie breakfast which included eggs, hash browns, toast, sausage, bacon and a baked tomato! So this doesn’t sound too much different to an American breakfast, but let me tell you
In part one of my Australian coastal adventure I left you with views of the Blue Pool in Bermagui, NSW. It was a gorgeous spot to enjoy the ocean after the long drive from Canberra. We spotted seals and soaked up the sun and ocean breezes before heading to our next stop.
Bye bye Bermagui! 👋🏻
Whenever I mention to people that I am going to Australia, it is apparent their first thought is BEACH! But wouldn’t you know, my in-laws live two hours (at least) from the ocean. Their home (Canberra) has its own charms, but every visit back I like to go on at least one adventure away from Australi
Yesterday we visited the Australian National Botanic Garden in Canberra, Australia’s capital city.
Views of Telstra Tower amidst the gums and bottle brush.
The botanic garden is located at the base of Black Mountain. Opened in 1970, the garden contains the world’s most comprehensive collection of
While visiting Philadelphia in July, I had the opportunity to visit the US Mint. Well today I am in Canberra, Australia. Canberra is home to the Royal Australian Mint. We visited on Tuesday.
Royal Australian Mint
Not to be confused with the famous Perth Mint, Royal Australian Mint is a federal agen