Roses in the City: International Rose Test Garden (Portland, OR)

Given that I’m not a nature person, I sure went to a lot of gardens in 2011 when I visited Portland, Oregon. Portland is a very tiny city and they’re very into the outdoors, so I guess it’s fitting. The first garden I went to was the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. It’s the oldest operating rose test garden in the United States … Continue reading Roses in the City: International Rose Test Garden (Portland, OR)

#FBF: Market Theater Gum Wall (Seattle, WA)

One of my good girlfriends recently relocated to Seattle and it inspired me to look through my photos from when I visited the city for a weekend back in 2011. (SO long ago!) I’d be lying if I didn’t also mention that seeing photos from Seattle from a handful of YouTuber’s on Instagram didn’t make me also think about the city. AND to top it … Continue reading #FBF: Market Theater Gum Wall (Seattle, WA)

Because Why Not: Sistine Chapel & the Vatican City (Rome, Italy)

Actually, I could think of a lot of good reasons that you shouldn’t pay to go into the Vatican (have you not seen Spotlight?), but I was in Rome and based on my feelings about my experience in Italy thus far, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to come back so I may as well get it all out of the way this time. … Continue reading Because Why Not: Sistine Chapel & the Vatican City (Rome, Italy)