Disneyland
california, United States

To Disneyland for my “extra” (leap) day

What would you do if you had an extra day? This year is a Leap Year so we will have 29 days in the month of February instead of the typical 28. We'll get an extra, sacred, 24 hours. I can't remember what I did the last time we had a leap year but I… Continue reading To Disneyland for my “extra” (leap) day

travel

Pilots need to use the restroom, too

This is a story about how pilots are human, too. They also need to use the restroom during flights just like the rest of us. But, my story starts when I was experiencing what felt like the worst flight turbulence in my recent memory. I was on a flight back home to Seattle from El… Continue reading Pilots need to use the restroom, too

seattle, United States

Seattle love letter

I wrote my "Seattle love letter" for a content last year to win an annual pass to the Columbia Tower. I'm sharing my love letter this Valentine's day because the words still hold true — and, to hopefully shed some light on why I can't leave this city, my hometown. (P.S., I won the contest!)… Continue reading Seattle love letter

United States

Carlsbad Caverns: caves that go down, down, and extend forever, forever

We walked, down, down ... and down. I couldn't believe how much "more down" we were going as we walked down the paved path at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. For reference, turns out we walked down the equivalent of 79 stories to get into the cave! Once we were in the cave, I then couldn't… Continue reading Carlsbad Caverns: caves that go down, down, and extend forever, forever

post travel, seattle

When your local post office is not local

It was like I was in that episode of Broad City where Abbi had to trek to North Brother Island to pick up a package. I, however, was at North City Annex, my local post office. This "local" post office is situated eight miles away from my residence. It's not even in the city of… Continue reading When your local post office is not local

Roswell, New Mexico
United States

Roswell: they sure do believe

When Bryce planned our Southwest road trip, he knew from the beginning that he wanted to stop in Roswell. "Just for the morning?" I asked. "Yeah, we'd be there just for an hour, tops," he replied. OK, sure. Might as well go check out the home of the "UFO incident" since we'd be in the… Continue reading Roswell: they sure do believe

Pacific Northwest, post travel, seattle

Seattle snow days, sort of

There seems to be a trend where I go on vacation and come home to Seattle snow. Last year it was after our three-week honeymoon in New Zealand. I arrived back home to snow-covered streets and multiple more snow days that followed. That time, Seattle received more than a week of "significant" snow. I was… Continue reading Seattle snow days, sort of