Despite the occasional rain, the pollen count in Paris was off the charts while we were there. Thankfully, pharmacies in Europe are as plentiful as convenience stores in Asia — on every corner, with a flashing green cross instead of “7-11”. As painful as it was to walk through seemingly endless acres of landscaped gardens, it was totally worth it. True story: Versailles is only about a…
The first time I visited the Louvre was on a class trip the summer before high school started. I was jetlagged and not quite old enough to appreciate much of anything, really. The second time, I was on one of those obnoxious Chinese-English tour groups that blazed through the crowds from one key art piece to another. Needless to say, I didn’t really experience the…
Way back in October, we made a last minute decision to spend our first anniversary at the exact place we exchanged vows — Carmel-by-the-Sea. And by last minute, I mean we bid on plane tickets that morning, packed hastily, then flew down that afternoon. Best decision ever.
A few hours later, we sailed back into the fog, toward Victoria, BC. Goodbye, Alaska.
A gold-rush town where jewelry shops and husky puppies outnumber their human counterparts.
Meanwhile, in Sarah Palin territory…
That moment when you forget about motion sickness and waking up early pays off.
The “Salmon capital of the world” where seals make surprise appearances along Creek Street and souvenir shops are more prevalent than fish n’ chips.
We took a little seaplane for a joy ride above snow-capped mountains, through the Misty Fjords, with a surprise landing on a tiny, untouched island.
This former gas plant repurposed as recreational green space — complete with a kite-flying hill — is nothing short of spectacular. Perching at the northern tip of Lake Union, it overlooks the entire body of water with the Seattle skyline not too far off in the distance.