It’s taken me a long time to write about this because I knew it’d be long. But it’s a Sunday and my laundry is currently washing, so I can’t think of a better time than right now. When I booked my trip to Denver in October, I Googled ghost tours and was sad to find out that the ‘best’ tour was more than sold out … Continue reading The Nightly Spirits Ghost Tour (Denver, CO)
There are a ton of museums in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian, the Air and Space Museum, the National History Museum, the National Museum of African American History… but my personal favorite happens to be The Newseum. Don’t get me wrong: I love going to see the Ruby Slippers and the Hope Diamond, but The Newseum was incredibly relevant when I visited in 2016 for the … Continue reading Extra, Extra: The Newseum (Washington, DC)
When I was in high school I was obsessed with the musical HAIR. HAIR is about a group of hippies in New York City in the 1960’s during the surge of anti-Vietnam War protests. It was insanely popular when it was on Broadway in 1970 and it’s still popular today. Three thousand miles from New York City, the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is credited with being the birthplace … Continue reading A Stroll Down Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco, CA)
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)
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)
Casual photo on the main staircase at the Kunshistoriches Museum in Vienna, Austria. I recently received an email from GRRRRL Traveler with a link to a video that was about the 15 most popular reasons why people (or women, more specifically) travel solo. I watched it and I was like, “Oh I totally agree!” and I thought I’d make my own list the top 5 … Continue reading Why Do I Travel Solo?
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)