Pike Place Market deserted at night

Pike Place Market: Everything I Imagined

Let me be honest and tell you that Seattle was a major letdown for me.  Maybe it was because the sun didn’t show itself once during our time there, maybe it was because I had a craving for Mexican food and couldn’t find a decent place anywhere in the area, or maybe it was because…

Downtown Vancouver's skyline

Get the Shot: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Time:  I took this photo June 20th 2014 at 10:59 pm. Location:  I took this photo from Waterfront Park in North Vancouver while waiting for the ferry at Lonsdale Quay. Camera: Nikon D3200, 70-200mm f2.8 lens, Aperture: 2.8, Speed: 1/5 second, ISO: 800

Victoria's Inner Harbor

A Day in Victoria, BC, Canada

  During our week in Vancouver, BC, we took a day trip to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island.  Only giving ourselves a day there was a huge mistake (read more on this in a later post), but as packed and exhausting as that day was, we didn’t regret going for one second.  As soon as…

Can you tell food trucks are popular in Portland?

Cheap Portland

I just got back from a 2 week long trip in the Pacific Northwest.  It was my first time in that area and I had a great time.  The topography there is incredible.  I have a lot to tell you about, but I thought I would start with the first city Nick & I explored. …

View of Monks Mound hiding behind another mound

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds The Cahokia Mounds are all that remains of the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico.  At its peak it is estimated up to 20,000 people lived here.  It was the largest known city to have existed in the United States until Philadelphia topped that population in the late 18th century.  It was the…

Rose commemorating a victim's birthday

Ground Zero

Today the 9/11 Museum in New York City officially opened.  In honor of this I decided to write a post about my experience at the memorial in January. The actual 9/11 Memorial structure consists of 2 large waterfall pools located in the footprints of the original twin towers.  Around the perimeter ledge of the pools,…

Kansas City, Missouri Skyline

Get the Shot: Kansas City, Missouri

Time:  I took this photo August 18th around 1 pm. Location:  Without a doubt, the best view of Kansas City is the top of the Liberty Memorial.  The Liberty Memorial is part of the WWI museum.  You can get a decent view of the city for free without admission partway up the building.  However, it…

liebster award

Leibster Award

Huge thanks to Pam from A Blonde Around the World for nominating me for the Leibster Award!  While it really is just a way to meet and get to know new bloggers, and doesn’t TECHNICALLY mean I won anything, I take it to mean Pam enjoys my blog and thinks it’s good enough that others…