Oregon Photos

In continuing with sharing my favorite photos, this week I am featuring Oregon, which, in my humble opinion is one of the most beautiful states in the country. The coastline itself is stunning and has many interesting and captivating rock formations and lovely beaches. In the southwestern part of the state there is a twelve…

Photos of Mont-Saint-Michel, France

It was just about one year ago that theTravelersketcher and I visited Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, right before the travel ban went into effect. Because of the cold weather and fear of COVID, the village was mostly empty, a rare occurrence for this popular destination. You can read more about that visit here. This beautiful place…

Washington State Photos

A few things that have helped me stay sane through the past year of life during a pandemic have been long walks, doing yoga with my daughter (check out her yoga site here) and looking back at photos of past travels. I have a few favorites from locations around the globe that I’ll be sharing…

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, located on the Mediterranean coast in the Catalonian region of Spain is famous for art, architecture, food, museums, parks, markets and so much more. It is a vibrant city that will overload your senses with all it has to offer. We visited in October a few years ago which was a perfect time to…

Let’s Do Lunch!

Seattleites of a certain age may remember the Frederick & Nelson store located on 5th and Pine in downtown Seattle. Frederick’s had a large restaurant on one of the upper levels that periodically offered fashion shows. My mom loved going out to lunch and seeing the latest fashions, so we went there often. I have…

Châteaux Français

A few weeks ago I wrote about UK castles, so today I’ll continue on that theme and write about castles in France. There are well over 1,000 castles in France in various conditions from some that are still inhabited to others that are a pile of ruins. They are all interesting to visit and have…

Reflection Photos

It has been an intense week at work and as a result I have not had any time to prepare a blog post, so I will share some photos of reflections that I have taken over the years. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart, Australia. Near Denali National Park, Alaska. Odawara Castle, Hakone, Japan. A…

UK Castles

There are approximately 1,500 castles in the UK, many dating back to the 6th century AD and earlier. You’ll find a wide variety of structures in varying conditions; from fairytale castles to others that are a pile of ruins, and everything in between. Visiting these historical locations is high on my bucket list, and I…

Goodbye 2020

We are all no doubt, very happy to see 2020 come to an end; goodbye, good riddance; this was not a tearful farewell. The year brought too many deaths, epic proportion job loss, business closures, and too much heartache. According to a Pew Charitable Trust survey, 9 in 10 people have experienced a change in…