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Snowy Spring in Norway

When I think of Norway, I think of the fjords, the coastal landscapes, and the red and yellow Scandinavian-style houses.

I also remember the incredible salmon, cinnamon buns, and snowstorms in March.

Across Jordan in Seven Days

Jordan was jam-packed.

We explored ancient ruins in the capital city of Amman, floated in the Dead Sea, visited what felt like Mars (Wadi Rum), and finished the trip wandering through Petra.

Between the Paws of the Sphinx with Dr. Hawass

If you've ever wondered what it's like to stand between the paws of the Sphinx and look up... that photo to the left is it!

Discovering Egypt | Part 2

We flew from Cairo to Luxor to begin exploring the southern sands of Egypt.

I remember walking through the heat and the dust with the call to prayer echoing in some of the country's most famous temples, including a very famous valley. 

Discovering Egypt | Part 1

What can I say. This has been a bucket list destination for as long as I can remember. 

My first trip to the African continent was a place steeped in such rich, archeological history and iconic landmarks known to the world.   

Sky High in Dubai

How does one describe the UAE's busiest and brightest international hub?

Intriguing, peculiar, distinct, manufactured, over-the-top... All of these perhaps. We were here for just two days to recover from some jetlag, and as most people do, we also came to climb the world's tallest building and float in the balmy Persian Gulf.  

Après in the Alps

Zermatt is what winter wonderland dreams are made of.

The train journey there was almost as beautiful as the actual town itself. We traversed along blue alpine lakes, jetted past staggering cliff-side towns, and cut through the snow-covered, jaw-dropping Swiss alps themselves. 

Dresden Does Christmas

It's true, no other country does Christmas markets quite like Germany.

And apparently the city of Dresden has the oldest documented Christmas market dating back to 1434! It was festive to the max, and one of my favorite markets to photograph. 

Prague Reaches Polar Temps

Prague officially becomes the coldest place I have ever been to on this earth, and that is saying something considering I've been to both Iceland and the Finnish Arctic in the dead of winter. 

No worries though. I have two words: Beer Spa

36 Hours in Vienna

Vienna, Austria has been on the top of every list for best Christmas markets in Europe, and I can confirm!

Every open square around this sparkling city is adorned in green Christmas wreaths, dazzling lights, and rising steam from freshly mulled wine.

Budapest by Day

Budapest is a massive network of staggering buildings and stunning architecture everywhere you look. Perhaps what it is less known for is its extensive wine culture. Much of Hungary is happily blanketed in wine regions!

As our first ever country in Central Europe, Budapest provided an excellent introduction.

Peru Reaches New Heights

Cusco is a challenging city to reach, and Machu Picchu even more so. But that's what make those spots so exciting and coveted, right?

I learned to pace my walking (and climbing) while exploring this corner of Peru due to the extreme altitudes - especially as someone coming from sea level. I also left Peru with a sense of accomplishment and a greater appreciation for Pachamama.

Moody & Magical Edinburgh

The dark, dank, and moody gloom truly suits this city. Edinburgh is everything you hope the capital of Scotland will be.


From the imposing castle on a rock, to the Victorian architecture that blankets the city, and even the magical and witchy history that is embraced by all, Edinburgh is effervescent and should not be missed.

Ireland on the Road

Our ten day road trip started and ended in the lively city of Dublin. In between, we spent hours winding through tiny backroads that hugged shrub-lined, centuries-old properties.

The Irish countryside is as green as you think, but is dotted with more crumbling castles than you'd imagine. 

Autumn in Copenhagen

Our 48 hours in Copenhagen were filled with (shocking) blue skies and sunshine for late October - though it absolutely DUMPED rain the day we left for the airport.


You wouldn't believe the amount of Danes riding their bikes to work each morning in fancy, stylish pea-coats. When I grow up, I want to be just like them.

Winter in Finland

Helsinki greeted us in mid-December with freezing temps and a snow-dusted city. I remember festive holiday lights, cardamom buns, and mulled wine. 

North of the Arctic Circle, we slept in a glass igloo at Kakslauttanen, made friends with local reindeer, and visited Santa in Rovaniemi - his official hometown.

Summer's End in Iceland

September in Iceland means waning summer light and warmth. Nonetheless, Iceland carries on with thunderous waterfalls, hissing hot springs, and volcanic landscapes.

Our brief road trip took us through the southwest corners of the island along the famed Golden Circle. We tasted volcanic rye bread, plunged into lava tubes, and bathed in ethereal lagoons. 

Sparks Fly in Split

August in Split, Croatia was expectedly hot, steamy, and packed. Only go for the views if you're okay with the crowds.

Our short stopover here boasted sparkling blue waters, Diocletian's marble palace, and a few tasty açaí bowls.  

Old and Beloved Orvieto

A sunny day trip from Rome landed us in the ancient town of Orvieto, Italy. 

Adorned with winding streets, underground tunnels, and Etruscan tombs, Orvieto is a lesser-known gem in the shadow of its powerful neighbor - The Eternal City.

Green Gardens of Tivoli

There's a reason that Italy holds the most UNESCO-designated sites.

Deemed as one of the most influential examples of Renaissance gardens, Villa d'Este stuns with its lush landscapes and incredible water features.

Return to Rome

I'm no stranger to Rome, but returning after the pandemic lockdown brought on a calmness not normally seen in this ancient and lively city. 

We were treated to quiet piazzas, private views over the Vatican City, and distinctively good wine and pasta.

Spring in Arizona

Desert sands, red rocks, and blooming greenery. Arizona in April is a delight. 

While international borders were still closed in early 2021, I ventured to the southwest to exchange moody PNW clouds for high sun.

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