Travel Highlights of 2021

I’m so thankful for the vaccine which has allowed a little normalcy back into our lives. We were fully vaccinated by early April, and as a result, theTravelsketcher and I have taken a good number of trips this past year. Our first adventure was in April when we went to Eastern Washington to do some... Continue Reading →

Bath Spa, UK

The picturesque and charming town of Bath Spa, just a 90 minute train ride from London, is filled with a rich and interesting history dating back to 60 AD when the Romans built the famous baths here. Situated on the River Avon, you will find other fascinating sites here including Bath Abbey, the famous Royal... Continue Reading →

Images in Yellow

Thanks to Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog, I’m focusing on a specific color again today; yellow. Sunshine, warmth, flowers and some foods are the first things I think of when yellow comes to mind. Here are a few of my favorite photos in yellow. Kayaking off San Juan Island, WA Flowers at Mt. Rainier... Continue Reading →

Images in Green

Here’s another post inspired by Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog. This week, I’m posting thoughts and images of the color green. For many, nature may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of green, as it is seen so prolifically in the world around us. Others may think of money, greed,... Continue Reading →

Images in Red

I continue to be inspired by Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog, who recently posted several features focusing on a particular color. This week I will continue on that theme and focus on red. Red can invoke a gamut of emotions including anger, passion, danger, energy, excitement and power. Here are a few great quotes... Continue Reading →

The Cotswolds, UK

The Cotswolds, the beautiful English countryside. It conjures up thoughts of lush, green rolling hills, leisurely picnics, punting along a gentle river, big floppy hats, beautiful manor houses, sheep grazing contentedly on verdant hillsides, quaint, idyllic villages, pubs and so much more. The beauty of the countryside will take your breath away. The Cotswolds is... Continue Reading →

Tipsy Baked Mussels on the Half Shell

The Pacific Northwest is seafood heaven with a dazzling variety of options, availability and creative methods of preparation. Over the years, I have enjoyed cooking with shellfish and have tried many different techniques. I developed this recipe after finding some inspiration online (thanks to the hundreds of recipes available for stuffed mussels). This delicious dish... Continue Reading →

Orcas Island, WA

The San Juan Islands, located in the Salish Sea in the northwestern part of Washington State, are an ideal get away for anyone looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors. This archipelago consists of over 400 islands with San Juan, Orcas and Lopez being the largest in the chain. The islands offer a wide... Continue Reading →

Destination France

Great news; Americans can once again travel to most European Union countries! As many of you may know by now, France is my favorite country in Europe. I love the people, the food, their long, leisurely lunches, the architecture, the quaint country villages, the markets and just about everything else this amazing country has to... Continue Reading →

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